Arts Tour Minnesota
ACHF Arts Access
More community and nonprofit organizations become involved in presenting touring artists and arts organizations.
During the grant period, Hopkins Center for the Arts presented 14 concerts, seven of which were included in the grant project (The Elders, Bruce Henry, Michael Johnson, Quartet San Francisco, Aaron Neville, The Calder Quartet and McCoy Tyner Trio). Altogether, these created a diverse and engaging line up. We had estimated that 3,390 audience members would be served by the seven concerts in the grant project; these actually served 4,079 including many first-time attendees. The grant also made it possible for Quartet San Francisco to hold a master class for orchestra students at Hopkins High School and for The Calder Quartet to hold a master class for students at Mainstreet School of the Performing Arts (Hopkins). We were also able to pilot pre-concert talks (called Musical Notes) to provide context for interested concert goers. Box office reports, Facebook outreach and head counts were used to measure participation, new audience and geographic reach. Our concert series is an ongoing program. Grant funds let us balance local and national touring artists into a high quality series. They also support youth master classes and a new series of pre-concert talks. With your help, the Center brings high quality experiences in the arts to a convenient location at affordable prices. We also work with local social service agencies to provide tickets to people using food shelves, audience members who would not otherwise be able to attend live music events due to economic constraints.
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