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Superb Soprano to Dazzle with Free Performances; Local Vocalist Returns to Perform with Minnesota Sinfonia

Minneapolis, MN, December 11, 2014 --( The Minnesota Sinfonia is excited to present a concert featuring local vocalist, Soprano Maria Jette performing selections from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate on Friday, January 9 in Roseville and Saturday, January 10 in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Sinfonia is a Minnesota-based nonprofit dedicated to serving the musical needs of Minnesotans, focusing on children, seniors and those with limited financial means.

Jette’s wide-ranging career has encompassed everything from early Baroque opera to world premiers. She has performed with The Houston Symphony, Portland Baroque Orchestra, The Chamber Music Society of Minnesota and more. Jette has also performed her own production of Seuss/Kapilow’s Green Eggs and Ham for over 40,000 children. Additionally, she is a regular guest at music festivals and is often heard on A Prairie Home Companion.

Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 9 at Roseville Lutheran Church in Roseville and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 10 at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. Admission is free and children are always welcome to attend. Audience members should arrive early—all concerts are first-come, first-seated.

Also on the concert program are Symphony in D Major by Arriaga and Concierto Pequno by Minnesota-based composer Justin Rubin.

Rubin is the chair of the Theory and Composition program at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He attended the Manhattan School of Music, Purchase College in New York and the University of Arizona. His original works have been performed across the United States, Europe and South America. The Sinfonia will premiere Rubin’s Concierto Pequno with support from the McKnight Foundation.

For more information about the Minnesota Sinfonia, upcoming concerts, programs or to donate call 612-871-1701 or visit

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 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: Superb Soprano featuring Maria Jette, soprano. Friday, January 9, 7 p.m. at Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 Roselawn Avenue West, Roseville; Saturday, January 10, 2 p.m. at the Basilica of St. Mary, 88 North 17th Street, Minneapolis. Free. 612.871.1701.
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