Arts Tour Minnesota
ACHF Arts Access
Minnesota professional artists and arts organizations have more opportunities to tour their work throughout the state. Minnesota professional artists and arts organizations tour to communities and regions they haven’t previously visited.
The six professional musicians of the Bach Society of Minnesota involved in this project were able to tour to a part of the state to which they would not have been able to tour previously as members of the Bach Society of Minnesota. This helps us fulfill our mission of being the Bach Society of MINNESOTA, not restricting our presence to the Twin Cities. We evaluated our outcome based on our goal of offering professional musicians a chance to tour their work throughout the state in an all or nothing way. Since we were able to offer these musicians a chance to tour, we achieved our goal. With the help of the grant and our partner we were able to achieve our intended outcome. 2: The artists involved were Paul Boehnke, harpsichord and director; Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano; Jin Kim and Marc Levine; baroque violin; Julie Elhard, viola da gambe; Doug Scholz Carlson, narrator. These artists were chosen for their knowledge of and skills in performing baroque music in a historically informed way, making the performance authentic and exciting! The touring concert took place in Olmstead County. This community was selected to help the Bach Society expand its audience, deepen connections for further collaborations, and strengthen Calvary Episcopal Church’s (our touring partner) position in the music community of Rochester. Advertising in the Post Bulletin was extremely successful, both getting people to the concert, and getting people to our web-site. The electronic aspect of the online advertisement made tracking easy. In one day, the advertisement reached 27,392 people, and 2,690 clicked on the link to our web-site!! We were also, with the help of the grant, able to offer this concert free of charge. This allowed and encouraged many in the community who might not otherwise have been able to attend.
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