Mankato Symphony honors longtime violinist Helen Baumgartner with streamed performance

Posted on: September 9, 2020

“The Mankato Symphony Orchestra is honoring one of their long-time members who recently passed away,” writes Bernadette Heier on Monday (9/7) at KEYC-TV (Mankato, MN). “Helen Baumgartner was a violinist for the Mankato Symphony for 14 years. As a tribute, the symphony gathered to perform a ‘Music in the Garden’ memorial concert at Jack McGowan’s Farm. ‘She has deep roots with the orchestra. She was also a professor of music at Gustavus (Adolphus College) and also an author of symphonic program notes. She will be missed as a friend,’ said MSO Executive Director Bethel Balge…. In order to safely social distance, the program was not open to the public, but will be available to be streamed virtually on Mankato Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook and YouTube channels at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13.”