Art Project Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
The artistic goals are to perform orchestral music to the highest possible standard for a community orchestra. Artistic success means selecting music that utilizes the strengths of the orchestra and hiring professionals to fill in where parts are needed. The goal is to provide local musicians with the opportunity to learn new works, perform for an audience and accompany a high quality soloist. Additionally, the goal is to provide local audience members with three high quality listening experiences that will expose them to a variety of composers, featuring different instruments and a fun concert experience.The local musicians will have the opportunity to evaluate their learning experience through a post-concert survey. The local audience will also have the opportunity to evaluate their concert experience through a survey. The information collected will be used by the Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program to inform programming decisions.
Our first proposed outcome for the orchestra musicians was to ask the musicians if they were challenged by the performance experience and to assess the quality of the orchestras playing. According to post-concert surveys completed by our Itasca Symphony Orchestra members, the majority of all Symphony members felt they were challenged by our performances and that the Itasca Symphony Orchestra did succeed in performing to the highest standards possible for a community orchestra. Surveys showed our musicians had the opportunity to perform works that they had never had the opportunity to perform. Surveys also showed our musicians were very enthusiastic about their opportunity to play with the Itasca Symphony Orchestra. The second proposed outcome was to expose our Itasca County audience to the talent and versatility of the featured performer and the symphony orchestra. The audience surveys were all very positive, and always are fun to review after each concert. This year our program listed the professions for each one of our musicians. This information was included to highlight that our musicians our volunteers and all have mostly non-music related jobs in our communityùour audience wrote in many favorable comments indicating this information was really interesting to see.
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