World Renowned Violinist Returns to Perform with Minnesota Sinfonia

Arnaud Sussmann, violin, returns for a weekend performance with the Minnesota Sinfonia on January 10 and 12 in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Minneapolis, MN, December 06, 2013 --( The Minnesota Sinfonia presents 2014 - A Great Start featuring violinist Arnaud Sussmann on Friday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at Johnson High School in St. Paul and on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. at Temple Israel in Minneapolis in continuation of their 25th anniversary season.

Sussmann will perform Mozart's Concerto in D Major, K 218 and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 1 in c minor as well as a newly commissioned piece by Julie Stenberg called Aid and Comfort. Admission is free and children are always welcome to attend. Audience members should arrive early - all concerts are first-come, first-seated.

Sussmann is a compelling artist who has performed around the world with various orchestras including the American Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre des Pays de la Loire. He was invited to join the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two from 2006 until 2009 and won the 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant, as well as several other international competitions.

As a Minneapolis native, Stenberg because involved with music through playing the trombone. She has written dozens of original compositions for various size groups typically incorporating jazz concepts such as syncopation and improvisation. Many of her pieces have been played at the Walker Art Center as well as churches, nightclubs and parks.

Additional information about this and other upcoming concerts with the Minnesota Sinfonia is available at or by phone at 612-871-1701.

The Minnesota Sinfonia is a professional chamber orchestra whose mission is to serve the musical and educational needs of the citizens of Minnesota, especially families with children, inner-city youth, seniors and those with limited financial means. The Sinfonia plays concerts for over 25,000 people each year, and is the only professional orchestra of its kind, offering all concerts free of admission charges, welcoming children to every performance, and dedicating over half its services to inner-city schools. Founded in 1989 by Artistic Director Jay Fishman, the Minnesota Sinfonia is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supported by corporate, foundation and individual contributors. For more information, to make a donation, or for a list of upcoming performances, visit or call 612-871-1701.

For Calendars

2014 - A Great Start: featuring Arnaud Sussmann, violin. Friday, January 10, 7 p.m. at Johnson High School, 1349 Arcade Street, St. Paul and Sunday, January 12, 4 p.m. at Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Ave S., Minneapolis. Free Admission. 612-871-1701.
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