ACHF Arts Access
1. To preserve the rich repertoire and cultural history of the Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra. 2. To perform a concert consisting of a classical masterwork that will appeal to audiences of all ages and expose area residents to great orchestral literature. 3. To remain dedicated to providing an opportunity for life-long musical expression and enjoyment for audiences of all ages. 4. To perform a masterwork which presents a technical and artistic challenge to its players. 5. To increase Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra members' appreciation of fellow performers who will be featured as soloists in the spring 2015 concert. 6. To perform an original composition written by Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra's conductor, and to thus gain a deeper admiration for his talent as a composer. Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra will evaluate the concert through written surveys gathered from the musicians and audience. These evaluations will reflect musicians' feelings about the rehearsal and performance process, and the audience members' reactions to the concert. Complimentary tickets are color-coded and collected at the concert to track the number of students in attendance.
By observing the evaluations that were collected after the concert, we were able to discover the following: 63 people in the audience filled out evaluations. Of these 63, the majority of the audience was female and between the ages of 50-75+; less than half of the evaluators were from Worthington, the others from the surrounding area; the majority of the evaluators knew someone in the symphony; the majority of the evaluators knew that the event was an activity sponsored by Southwest Minnesota Arts Council and Legacy funds. There were many positive comments in regards to the entire concert being very enjoyable. Favorite comments: Why didn't I come sooner!" "When I came here I didn't think I was an orchestra person û I've changed my mind!" "Local talent is fabulous!" Regarding the performers' evaluations: The majority participate in the symphony because they want to continue to play their instrument and enjoy performing with others; increased knowledge of music and technical skills have been a result of participating in the symphony."
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