In 2011, the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, Maza Kute Singers (Dakota) and Composer Brent Michael Davids toured together with other world-renown performers for 4 concerts! This is the official Dakota Music Tour blog!


In 2011, Maestro Ken Freed conducted Mankato Symphony Orchestra, Maza Kute Singers (Santee Dakota), Trumpeter Manny Laureano (Minnesota Orchestra), M. Cochise Anderson (Chickasaw/Choctaw) and Award-Winning Composer Brent Michael Davids (Stockbridge Mohican) on tour through Dakota country with 4 concerts merging American Indian and Western classical music. The DMT was filmed by Syd Beane (Flandreau Santee Dakota) for some promo videos. The DMT radio broadcast was recorded by James E Gullickson. The DMT publicist was Liz Hill (Red Lake Ojibwe) of Liz Hill Public Relations, Ltd. The DMT evaluator was Dr. Patricia Shifferd. DMT was supported by “Arts Tour Minnesota" and the voter-approved “Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment” of the Minnesota State Constitution.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

DMT featured on "Native America Calling" radio show, May 31

The Dakota Music Tour was featured on the national American Indian call-in talk show "Native America Calling" today (May 31, 2011). If you missed it, you can catch the podcast at this link.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

More Dakota Music Tour in the news!

Thank you to Tim Krohn of The Free Press, Mark Steil of MPR's Minnesota Today's Statewide Blog, and Allison Herrera of MPR's Art Hounds, for the 3 recent articles, and thank you to our wonderful PR coordinator from Liz Hill Public Relations, Limited, Liz Hill!

The Free Press:

Art Hounds:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Venue for DMT's 2nd Tour Stop!

The venue for the second Dakota Music Tour concert has changed. The new venue is the Estebo Performing Arts Center!

Estebo Performing Arts Center
Redwood Valley High School
100 George Ramseth Drive
Redwood Falls, MN 56283

The Estebo Performing Arts Center is located in the Redwood Valley High School and is commonly referred to as the High School Performing Arts Center. The Redwood Valley High School is located behind Wal-Mart on the East side of Redwood Falls. The facility is clearly visible from Highway 19/71, and there is signage along the road for the facility. Spectators should park in the main parking lot in the front of the school and enter through the main doors. The Performing Arts Center is located to the right as you enter the building and circle the rotunda area.