Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale AKA Rochester Symphony
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
May 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dakota
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Wabasha
Washington
Winona
Dakota
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Wabasha
Washington
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$8,115
Direct expenses
$18,115
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Free Family Previews will provide access to live symphonic music to those who may otherwise be unable to afford to attend. Family participation gives Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale an opportunity to introduce young people, often overlooked, to symphonic music. The Preview events will require separate tickets for adults and youth 18 and under. This will provide a measure of both overall and youth access. Surveys will be sent to participants at email addresses provided during ticketing.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Address barriers to participation. -- Free previews overcame financial barriers to participation. Build new relationships with underserved groups. -- Adults brought their youngsters, whereas very few children regularly attend paid performances.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Abram Albee, Hayward J Beck, Andrew Good, Deneene Graham, James Gross, Rafael Jimenez, Brad Krehbiel, Jere Lantz, Jodi Melius, Joseph Mish, Eric Ofori-Atta, Bruce Rhode, Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran, James Sloan
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Free family previews
Project Manager
First Name
Jere
Last Name
Lantz
Organization Name
Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
Street Address
400 Broadway S Ste 302
City
Rochester
State
MN
Zip Code
55902
Phone
(507) 286-8742
Email
jerel@rochestersymphony.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John Becker: art business owner; Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Winona State University; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Words Players; Julie Fakler: education coordinator at Paradise Center for the Arts; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Lee Gundersheimer: Managing Director of Great River Shakespeare Festival; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board member; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: arts administrator; Kathy Peterson: playwright; Kathy Rush: thespian; Mary Ruth: artist; Jon Swanson: arts administrator; Joan Sween: playwright; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Gary Tollers: arts administrator.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No