Presenters Praise Andes Manta

"… A performance of incredible power and energy - the crowd would not let them stop - these guys are magic." Stephanie Korobov, State University of New York at New Paltz, NY

"… THANK YOU …people said 'This is the best music you have ever had at your festival'." National Audubon Society, Sharon, CT

"… The musical quality was superb and it is so wonderful to see and hear the variety of native instruments." Teri Guerrisi, Director, Performing Arts Series, Rose Lehrman Arts Center, PA

"…" I'd like to thank you for all you did to make it possible for Andes Manta to come to The Peace Center. I could not be any more thrilled with their work as part of our education and outreach program…I haven't heard such a positive response to anything else we've done in the past two years at the Peace Center." Ellen Westkaemper, Director of Education and Outreach, Peace Outreach Program, SC

"… I can hardly put into words my sincere appreciation and thanks for the music and culture that you shared with the children of Tuscaloosa over the past two weeks. Watching their faces as they listened to your music was wonderful." Sandra Wolfe, Director of Education Programs, Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, AL

"… Their (Andes Manta) skill, their charm, their professionalism made for a very wonderful week. The kids, the teachers and I loved them! These people were the best, and I deal with a lot of artists!” Martha Wheeler, Coordinator, Aesthetic Arts Institute, PA

"… One of the finest world music events we have ever presented for our education program…Teacher reaction was the most positive of the season so far. Highly recommended." Mark P. Alexander, Director of Education and Community Affairs, PACT, Inc., FLA

"… Audience loved this program and the warm presentation by very talented musicians; very authentic in every way…A huge success! Outstanding!” Sheila Boone, Events Manager, Austin Peay State University Community Concert Artist Series, TN

"… you will find a one-page summary of the evaluation scores from all of our engagements last season, so you can see that Andes Manta was ranked the highest of all school performances. This comes as no surprise!" Ellen Westkaemper, Vice President of Education and Outreach, Peace Outreach Program, SC

"… We estimate that 1,500 people attended the performance. The audience feedback, following your performance has been extremely positive…The professional manner and flexibility with which your company works made the experience even more delightful." Diana J. Cherryholmes, Program Director, Huntington Arts Council

"…Sunday afternoon at the Ossining Public Library was one that will not soon be forgotten. In my twenty years of presenting concerts at the library, not many performers have received the overwhelming applause you so richly deserved, but to have a standing ovation tops it all." Jane Clark, Public Relations/Program Coordinator, Ossining Public Library, Ossining, NY

"… THANK YOU for sending Andes Manta to Bard…the standing ovations, the number of students who lingered afterwards, and the number of complements I received for bringing them to Bard all attest to the great success of their show. And this in spite of the fact that Bard students tend to be a difficult crowd.
" Jefferson Huang, Associate Dean of Students, Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson, NY

"… Normally at Longwood we have a come and go audience…but, your audience was so interested in your music, that no one left; they just wanted more…” Priscilla J. Johnson, Performing Arts Coordinator, Longwood Gardens, PA

"… I can't begin to say enough wonderful things about our engagement with Andes Manta. From beginning to end, it was a presenter's dream." Teri Guerrisi, Director, Performing Artist Series, Rose Lehrman Arts Center