Arts Access Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
As a result of this program, the BSO musicians and Dr. Everettůas challenged by the meter, rhythmic diversity, and musical interpretation of ôGiantsöů will expand their artistic aptitude through new insights, approaches and technical skills. As a result of this program the audience will broaden its perspective on the composition, performance and enjoyment of contemporary classical music. After the concert, Dr. Everett will be interviewed via email about how she and the orchestra overcame the technical challenges presented by the music and how working with Max Wolpert helped them with the musical interpretation of ôGiantsö to evoke the composer's intended imagery. A random subset of the audience will be surveyed, via paper questionnaires, to determine if their perspective of contemporary classical music has changed and if they have gained a new appreciation for such music.
Post-concert questions were emailed to Dr. Everett who reported Wolpert’s and Deubner’s advice at rehearsals helped the musicians and her make Giants come to life musically and easier to play technically. Participation in audience surveys put in programs was encouraged during pre-concert announcements. 57% were returned; 95% said they enjoyed contemporary classical music after hearing the concert. Some respondents discovered contemporary classical music could sound melodic and not dissonant.
Other,local or private
Arts Access Grant
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra received $6,000 to perform a concert featuring violist Brett Deubner playing the American premiere of Max Wolpert's Viola Concerto No. 1, Giants, on October 7, 2018.
Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Jill Johnson: author; Mary Therese: visual artist, fiber artist; Susan Olin: musician; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Becky Colebank: author; Corryn Trask: musician.
Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Jill Johnson: author; Mary Therese: visual artist, fiber artist; Susan Olin: musician; Corryn Trask: musician.
Region 2 Arts Council, Laura Seter (218) 751-5447