Minnesota Sinfonia cancels two concerts, American Swedish Institute closing until mid-February

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Jan. 6—Minnesota Sinfonia is canceling its Jan. 14 concert at First Covenant Church in St. Paul and its Jan. 16 concert at Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. In an email on Thursday afternoon, Sinfonia artistic director Jay Fishman said the cancellations are due to the spread of COVID variants. For info: mnsinfonia.org.

American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis announced a temporary closure of the museum galleries and the Turnblad Mansion from Jan. 10 through Feb. 18. It was unclear whether the closure is COVID-related. FIKA Cafe and the museum store will remain open.

The museum plans to reopen Feb. 19 with a new exhibit, "Paper Dialogues: The Dragon and Our Stories." Starting Jan. 10, ASI will require proof of full vaccination status and mandatory masking for all visitors. For info: asimn.org.

Earlier this week, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra canceled its weekend concerts. The Walker Art Center canceled performances of "Out There 2022: Kaneza Schaal, KLII" which were scheduled Jan. 12-15.

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