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 goal was to have the Minnesota Sinfonia perform in Red Wing for the first time, and they did. We evaluated the numbers of students participating; we had eight perform at the concert, and several more participated in the workshop. We also evaluated attendance at the park performance; we estimate that we nearly reached our goal of 500. Other evaluations include ratings by the orchestra, which averaged over four out of five. And audience response to the concert was extremely positive with a standing ovation at the end of the concert.
Minnesota Sinfonia performed at a concert in Red Wing Central Park. And the local Sound Strings organization conducted a workshop for disadvantaged children who are taking strings lessons. The children also performed at the concert, and program information was presented at the concert. We have not had the resources before to include a full orchestra in our summer concert series, but have wanted to do so. Red Wing Arts Association contacted Jay Fishman and he was interested in bringing Sinfonia to Red Wing. With this program, seasoned professional musicians encouraged young musicians, and during the intermission and after the concert, members of the audience also visited with the musicians. This was one of the most successful aspects of the evening. 2: This was the first opportunity Sinfonia has had to perform in Red Wing. It was also the first opportunity the Red Wing Arts Association has had to have a full orchestra perform in our Concerts in the Parks series. Our organization and this series serve the Red Wing area, including the communities of Red Wing, Goodhue, Lake City, and Ellsworth, Wisconsin.
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