WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL DAKOTA MUSIC TOUR BLOG!

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!

WHAT IS THE DAKOTA MUSIC TOUR?

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.

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:
http://mankatofreepress.com/local/x1810036145/Dakota-Music-Tour-coming-to-Mankato

Art Hounds:
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2011/05/art-hounds-dakota-tour-man-man-and-a-jazzy-rite-of-spring.shtml

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