Minneapolis, MN, June 04, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Minnesota Sinfonia is excited to announce the very first Fridley Music and Arts Festival taking place on Saturday, June 28, at the Medtronic Rice Creek Campus. The Festival will offer an afternoon full of live performances and art activities for the entire community. The Minnesota Sinfonia is a Minnesota-based non-profit dedicated to serving the musical needs of Minnesotans, focusing on children, seniors and those with limited financial means.
The afternoon’s schedule will include live performances from Minnesota-based R&B, soul and jazz group, The Sounds of Blackness, the Fridley Community Theater and The Minnesota Sinfonia with a family concert which will include a performance of The Nightingale featuring students from the ‘nMotion Dance Studio.
When asked about the Festival, Sinfonia Conductor and Artistic Director Jay Fishman said, “We are delighted to be working with the Fridley community, its students and families, and, we are thrilled to work with so many community partners, including Fridley's Community Education, Parks and Recreation, Grandpa’s Ice Cream, Taho Sportswear Inc., Sam’s Club, the Fridley Community Theater and Medtronic. This will be a great start to what we hope will be a long and fun relationship!”
All festival activities will take place between 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 at the Medtronic Rice Creek Campus in Fridley, Minn. Like all Sinfonia programs, admission for the Fridley Music and Arts Festival is free and children are encouraged to attend. In case of rain, the festival will move to the Fridley High School Auditorium.
In addition to Saturday's activities, the Sinfonia will also present a children’s concert called Animals – Our Most Fascinating Neighbors at Commons Park in Fridley on Friday, June 27 at 1:30 p.m. The program will feature a variety of animal-themed music as well as a performance of The Nightingale with students from the ‘nMotion Dance Studio. In case of rain, the Friday afternoon Children’s Concert will move to the Fridley Community Center Gym.
Additional information about the Minnesota Sinfonia and the Fridley Music and Arts Festival is available at 612-871-1701 or www.mnsinfonia.org.
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 27,000 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 children in the inner-city schools. Founded in 1989 by Artistic Director Jay Fishman, the Sinfonia is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supported by corporate, foundation and individual contributors.
For Calendars: Minnesota Sinfonia: Animals – Our Friendly Neighbors Children’s Concert. Friday, June 27, 1:30 p.m. at Commons Park, 6249 7th Street NE, Fridley. Rain site: Fridley Community Center, 6085 7th Street NE, Fridley. Free Admission. 612.871.1701. www.mnsinfonia.org
Minnesota Sinfonia: Fridley Music & Arts Festival. Saturday, June 28, 3:00 p.m. at Medtronic Rice Creek Campus, 7000 Central Avenue North, Fridley. Rain site: Fridley High School, 6000 West Moore Lake Drive, Fridley. Free Admission. 612.871.1701. www.mnsinfonia.org