Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,350
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
October 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,350
Other Funds Leveraged
$28,740
Direct expenses
$32,090
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The mission of the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra is to produce a summer series of professional caliber chamber orchestra concerts in Duluth. From its inception thirty years ago the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra has sought to support and celebrate talent from the region. All of our orchestral musicians are either Twin Ports area residents or in some instances natives come home for the season to visit family and play with the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra. The same is true for many of our featured soloists - including the four soloists supported by this grant proposal. Winner of four national American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Awards for Adventuresome Programming, the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra will continue this commitment with the exciting repertoire for these two concerts. The artistic evaluation will be made by the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra’s Artistic Director and Board of Directors based on formal and informal evaluations from participant musicians, from comments of audience members and from reviews in the press.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Two public concerts were presented as described in the grant proposal: 7/21/2016 featuring flautist Kathryn Sandor and pianist Alexander Sandor; and 7/20/2017 featuring baritone Jeff Madison and soprano Vicki Fingalson.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Brenda Schrader-Johnson, Geoff Popham, Lori Steward, Pamela Benson, Aaron Bransky, Charles Leibfried, Stephanie Reller, Nairi Stack Barbara Swanson
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
Two Concerts - Four Local Soloists
Project Manager
First Name
Warren
Last Name
Friesen
Organization Name
Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra
Street Address
PO Box 434
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55801
Phone
(218) 525-4076
Email
warren.t.friesen@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; David Beard: Assistant Professor of writing studies at University of Minnesota-Duluth; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of music at University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Candace LaCosse: North House Folk School instructor, leatherwork designer and crafter.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director for North Shore Music Association, writer; David Beard: Assistant Professor of writing studies at University of Minnesota-Duluth; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of music at University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No