Arts Tour Minnesota
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Minneapolis Guitar Quartet intends to increase its concerts within the state of Minnesota in collaborative performances with Colette Illarde and Gao Hong. Upon the completion of the proposed concert tours, the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet will have greatly increased the number of performances throughout Minnesota of its unusual collaborative programs with Colette Illarde (flamenco dance) and Gao Hong (Chinese pipa/composer). 2: The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet intends to bring two new collaborative programs to Minnesota communities that have not been previously been visited by Minneapolis Guitar Quartet. Upon the completion of the proposed concert tours, the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet will have performed in four communities not previously visited, and Minneapolis Guitar Quartet's collaborative programs with Colette Illarde and Gao Hong will have appeared in six communities for the first time.
We sent six artists from our main concert series at Sundin Hall to perform concerts and conduct workshops and master classes in Morris, Zumbrota, Grand Rapids and Fairmont. These same performers plus an additional 15 guitarists, performed and offered workshops and master classes in the Twin Cities, including our main stage at Sundin Hall. 2800 people attended these concerts. Local newspapers and schools promoted the events in greater Minnesota and brought in student as well as adult audience members. Evaluation included reports from the leaders of the venues on audience numbers and quality of the arts experience as well as feedback from the artists and audience. One audience member in Grand Rapids gave our organization a $500 donation after the concert. 2: We worked with three cities we had not worked with before - Morris, Grand Rapids and Fairmont. These concerts went very well, and we are encouraged to reach out to more parts of the state, especially to towns where we have connections via one of our board members or if an artist is from that area. The local audiences were so appreciative of our performers. All of the performers said that the audiences they had in Minnesota were the warmest crowds they had ever played in front of. Artists also offered workshops that went very well with local audiences, including students.
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