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Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein Joins the Minnesota Sinfonia

Minneapolis, MN, February 26, 2014 --( Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein will join the Minnesota Sinfonia for the conclusion of its Winter Concert Series with a performance of Carl Maria Von Weber’s first clarinet concerto on Friday, March 28 in St. Paul and Saturday, March 29 in Minneapolis.

Fiterstein is recognized for his flawless technique, graceful phrasing and beautiful liquid clarity. Winner of several prestigious awards and grants, he has performed with several orchestras around the world and founded his own ensemble, The Zimro Project, along with the Alexander Fiterstein Trio. Fiterstein currently teaches clarinet at the University of Minnesota. This is his first appearance with the Sinfonia.

Performances will take place Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at First Covenant Church at 1280 Arcade Street in St. Paul and on Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m. at the Basilica of St. Mary at 88 N. 17th Street in Minneapolis. Audience members should arrive early—all concerts are first-come, first-seated. Admission is free and children are always welcome to attend.

The program will also include Serenade for Strings in E flat Major by Joseph Suk and a Sinfonia commission and world premier, Amor by local composer Victor Zupanc.

Zupanc has composed music for nearly 300 plays at some of the most prestigious theaters in America and has composed pieces for many choirs, orchestras and chamber groups. Zupanc has also scored several feature films and has been the resident Music Director/Composer at the Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis since 1989.

This performance will conclude the 2013-2014 Winter Concert Series. The Sinfonia will continue its 25th anniversary celebrations throughout the summer with outdoor performances at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, Lake Phalen Regional Park in St. Paul, Caponi Art Park in Eagan and more.

Additional Minnesota Sinfonia information about the Minnesota Sinfonia 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: Romance – Sinfonia Style featuring Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet. Friday, March 28, 7 p.m. at First Covenant Church, 1280 Arcade Street, St. Paul and Saturday, March 29, 2 p.m. at Basilica of St. Mary, 88 17th Street North, Minneapolis. Free. 612.871.1701.
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