Arts Activites Support
ACHF Arts Access
A total of 2,400 senior citizens will attend 6 free concerts for seniors performed by the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra during the summer of 2015. Enthusiasm for these concerts will be measured by full-to-capacity audiences for each concert at Nicollet Island and excited applause for each selection.We evaluate the outcomes of our concert events by counting our audiences, collecting participant surveys from senior group leaders, observing and noting audience response to the music and hospitality at our concert events, and talking to our patrons and volunteers for feedback. The greatest indicator that our outcomes meet and exceed our expectations is the clamor for reservations in January, and the rush of seniors who wait outside the venue an hour and a half before the concert hoping to get seats close to the orchestra.
About 2,550 seniors attended Free Concerts for Seniors in 2015: 2,000 at Nicollet Island, 300 at Elliot Park, and about 250 at Cerenity. Applause was enthusiastic, patrons enjoyed the performances, and comments to orchestra members were positive. Survey questionnaires filled out by group leaders and seniors were also enthusiastic, and included helpful suggestions for next season as well.
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