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Three Free Performances by Grammy Award Winning Cellist Matt Haimovitz

World Renowned and Grammy Award Winning cellist, Matt Haimovitz, will perform for free with the Minnesota Sinfonia in Minneapolis and St. Paul on February 7, 8 and 9.

Minneapolis, MN, January 09, 2014 --( The Minnesota Sinfonia is excited to continue its 25th anniversary season with three free performances with internationally renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz in Minneapolis and St. Paul from Friday, February 7 until Sunday, February 9.

Haimovitz is returning for his third appearance with the Minnesota Sinfonia. The weekend’s performances will feature Schelomo by Ernest Bloch and Symphony No. 40 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Performances will take place on Friday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at First Covenant Church in St. Paul, Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at Temple of Aaron in St. Paul and Sunday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. at Temple Israel in Minneapolis. Admission is free and children are always welcome to attend. Audience members should arrive early—all concerts are first-come, first-seated.

Haimovitz’s musical career began at age 13 as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic and has grown to multiple tours with most of the world’s great orchestras, over thirty recordings and a Grammy award. Haimovitz is known for passion of bringing classical music to a broad audience and non-traditional venues such as nightclubs, outdoor festivals and coffee houses.

The Minnesota Sinfonia will also perform composer Linda Tutas Haugen’s newly commissioned piece, Variations on a Norwegian Folk Tune, during these weekend concerts.

Tutas Haugen received her degree in Music from St. Olaf College and her Masters degree in Music Composition and Theory from the University of Minnesota. She has written critically acclaimed music for chamber ensembles, choir, opera and more.

Additional Minnesota Sinfonia concert information is available at 612-871-1701 or

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: Minnesota Sinfonia: Matt’s Back! Featuring Matt Haimovitz, cello. Friday, February 7, 7 p.m. at First Covenant Church, 1280 Arcade Street, St. Paul; Saturday, February 8, 7 p.m. at Temple of Aaron, 616 South Mississippi River Boulevard, St. Paul; Sunday, February 9, 4 p.m. at Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Avenue South, Minneapolis. Free. 612.871.1701.
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