FY01 Creativity

Albany Symphony Orchestra, $25,000
To support Composing the Future, a multi-faceted project celebrating American composers and their music. During 2001-02, the Albany Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and two smaller ensembles made up of ASO musicians will commission, present and record for national distribution the music of established and emerging American symphonic repertoire.

American Composers Orchestra, $50,000
To support the Emerging American Composers Project, featuring composers of diverse racial and stylistic backgrounds in commissions and performances of new works, as well as outreach and residency activities. During 2001-02, the American Composers Orchestra will mark its 25th anniversary with six world premieres in four orchestral concerts at Carnegie Hall and will continue its new music reading sessions.

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, $5,000
To support the performance of an updated version of Camille Saint-Saens's Carnival of the Animals set to slam poetry (poetry with performance elements), a premiere of a new work by a University of Michigan doctoral candidate in composition, and youth concerts focusing on the theme "All Creatures, Great and Small."

Apollo's Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, $6,000
To support a festival and symposium titled The Monteverdi Experience. Activities will take place during 2001 and will include performances of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, concerts, lectures, recitals, a baroque dance class and a panel discussion.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $50,000
To support A King Celebration, a consortium project of performances, educational outreach activities and national radio broadcast in tribute to the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The consortium member of this 2001 project is Morehouse College, in partnership with National Public Radio, Spelman College and the King Center.

Boston Modern Orchestra Project, $5,000
To support the American Orchestral Music Initiative. During 2001, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project will perform and record three American orchestral works for international distribution.

Boston Symphony Orchestra (on behalf of Tanglewood Music Center), $50,000
To support the Festival of Contemporary Music. In August 2001, Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) will present the week-long event within the Tanglewood Festival featuring five to seven concerts by ensembles of TMC fellows and guest artists and by the TMC Orchestra.

Bronx Arts Ensemble Orchestra, $7,500
To support a residency by the Bronx Arts Ensemble Orchestra and Chorus and Roberto Sierra as composer-in-residence at the Hostos Community College in the South Bronx. The week-long residency in November 2001 will include performances of Roberto Sierra's oratorio Bayoan.

Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, $25,000
To support the premiere performances of newly commissioned works by composers Michael Hersch and Christopher Theofanidis. Each work will be performed by the Brooklyn Philharmonic at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House during 2001.

Cleveland Chamber Symphony, $7,500
To support jazz artist residencies with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony. During 2001-02, several jazz soloists, ensembles and composers will be invited to collaborate with the chamber orchestra for the creation, presentation and recording of new work.

The Cleveland Orchestra, $75,000
To support Restoring a Landmark - Restoring Tradition, a celebration of the reinstallation of the Cleveland Orchestra's historic E.M. Skinner organ in the renovated Severance Hall. During 2001, the orchestra will perform repertoire scored with the organ; present organ recitals; and schedule discussions, lectures and open rehearsals.

Colonial Symphony, $5,000
To support the creation and presentation of a new work for orchestra, chorus and soloists by composer-in-residence David Sampson. The new work will premiere in Morristown, NJ in the spring of 2002 and is intended to showcase New Jersey musicians, singers, poets and Mr. Sampson.

Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, $5,000
To support the creation and premiere of a new work by American composer Luis Prado. Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia and pianist Gary Graffman will perform Prado's concerto for piano left hand and chamber orchestra at the new Pennsylvania Regional Performing Arts Center in 2002.

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, $10,000
To support Classical Connections, a series of concerts with an informal format that combines discussion, demonstration and performance. There are four concerts scheduled in 2001 to take place in Memorial Hall in Dayton.

Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, $5,000
To support a world premiere performance of a new work by James Poulsen and a composer residency with Michael Daugherty. The composers will participate with the Des Moines Symphony in community outreach activities during 2000-01.

Eos Orchestra, $10,000
To support the presentation of a concert and symposium dedicated to American composer Bernard Herrman. During 2001, Eos Music will perform Herrman's orchestral works and neglected repertoire, and showcase his compositions in a film festival.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic, $12,500
To support Unplugged, Fort Wayne Philharmonic's informal classical concert series. During 2001-02, Unplugged concerts will be hosted by a local television personality and feature casually-dressed orchestra members under live video images projected on a large screen.

Handel & Haydn Society, $20,000
To support performances of a semi-staged production of Handel's opera Ariodante. The presentations will take place in Boston's Symphony Hall during 2001-02.

Houston Symphony, $22,500
To support a new chamber orchestra series. During 2001-02, select Houston Symphony principal musicians comprising the newly named Houston Symphony Chamber Players will perform four concerts in the 1,110-seat Cullen Theater.

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, $25,000
To support CREATExcellence, a composer-in-residency initiative. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will host two American composers and premiere their new works during the 2002 season.

Jubilate Symphony Orchestra, $5,000
To support orchestral and choral concerts of music written or influenced by African Americans. The four programs will take place from January to May 2001 in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties in Florida.

Kansas City Symphony, $30,000
To support a celebration of the orchestral music of Igor Stravinsky. The Celebrating Stravinsky festival will occur from January to March 2001.

Los Angeles Philharmonic, $100,000
To support the 20th anniversary celebration of the Philharmonic's New Music Group. Throughout 2001-02, the New Music Group will perform works featuring composers William Kraft, John Harbison, Steven Stucky and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, $5,000
To support the commission and premiere of four new works by American composers. The Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra will perform the works at Boston's Jordan Hall during 2001-02.

Minnesota Orchestra, $75,000
To support the creation and performance of up to 11 commissions by the Minnesota Orchestral Association in the second phase of its centennial celebration. For two seasons starting in 2001-02, the Minnesota Orchestra will premiere these new works.

Nashville Chamber Orchestra, $10,000
To support a consortium project with the Nashville Independent Film Festival for the creation and presentation of a short concert film for chamber orchestra by filmmaker John Lloyd Miller and composer Conni Ellisor. The filmmaker and composer will collaborate so that the original music will be conducted by the film using video monitors and a rear-projection screen. The premiere performance will be in November 2001.

National Symphony Orchestra, $50,000
To support a festival of British music. In 2001, the National Symphony Orchestra will present a three-week festival of nine orchestral concerts that explore known and lesser-known repertoire and British influences on classical music.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, $22,500
To support the creation and presentation of new orchestral works. The three commissioned works by composers Bun-Ching Lam, Hannibal Lokoumbe and Thomas Oboe Lee will premiere in the springs of 2001 and 2002.

New York Philharmonic, $75,000
To support a presentation project by the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Music Director Kurt Mazur. During 2001-02, the Philharmonic will perform two large-scale choral works featuring the Westminster Symphonic Choir, the American Boychoir, and New York Choral Artists.

North Arkansas Symphony Society, $10,000
To support Crossover 2001. This project will commission an orchestral work by a Brazilian and an American composer and choreography by Dance Brazil's resident choreographer Jelon Vieira.

Northwest Sinfonietta, $5,000
To support the creation and presentation of a new symphonic work by composer-in-residence Daniel Ott to mark Northwest Sinfonietta's 10th anniversary season. The first performances will take place in February 2001 in Seattle and Tacoma, WA.

Oakland East Bay Symphony, $12,500
To support three commissions and two West Coast premieres of new works by American composers. During 2001, the Oakland East Bay Symphony will perform works by Chen Yi, Michael Abels, David Conte and Ellen Hoffman.

Oregon Symphony, $20,000
To support the presentation of American orchestral works. During 2001-02, the Oregon Symphony will incorporate works by composers such as Barber, Bernstein, Ives, Kernis and Menotti into its programs.

Peoria Symphony Orchestra, $5,000
To support the Peoria Symphony's Musical Matinees, a series of shorter, afternoon concerts for families. During 2001-02, the Symphony will perform four concerts at the Peoria Civic Center.

The Philadelphia Orchestra, $100,000
To support the creation and presentation of new works celebrating the Philadelphia Orchestra's centennial anniversary. The works of the three composers to be commissioned -- Michael Daugherty, Aaron Jay Kernis and Jennifer Higdon -- will have premieres and subsequent performances during the 2001-02 season.

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, $5,000
To support the presentation of 18th-century Spanish composer Antonio Literes's baroque zarzuela work, Jupiter y Semele. The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, under the direction of guest conductor Eduardo L pez Banzo, will give five performances at four venues in the Bay Area during February 2002.

The Phoenix Symphony, $12,500
To support the creation and presentation of a new orchestral work by Kenneth Frazelle. The work, to be written in the style of Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, will premiere in February 2001.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, $85,000
To support the presentation of three weekend programs by the Pittsburgh Symphony. During 2001, the Symphony will also conduct related lectures and discussions in collaboration with community partners.

Portland Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $12,500
To support the Portland Symphony Orchestra's residencies in rural Maine, a consortium project with the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the University of Maine at Machias. The seven-month project will provide audiences with the opportunity to experience live performances by professional musicians.

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, $5,000
To support the commission of a new work by composer Oliver Lake. The World Saxophone Quartet and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra will premiere the work in November 2001 at the Southern Theatre in Columbus.

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, $65,000
To support a Philip Glass celebration. The week-long schedule of events in April 2001 includes an organ recital by Mr. Glass, a radio show, an evening of films about and by Glass, an interactive lecture/demonstration and educational activities, culminating in the St. Louis premiere performance of Mr. Glass's Timpani Concerto.

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, $50,000
To support performances by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in rural communities of the upper Midwest. During the 10-month project, the Orchestra will tour to as many as 15 towns in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. (Multi-state)

Seattle Symphony, $40,000
To support Music as Culture-Bearer, a project of performances and education activities. Centered around the Orchestra's Silk Road Festival, featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project, this 2001-02 project will explore music of other cultures.

Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support a touring project to underserved, rural communities throughout central and northern New York State. The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra's 2001-02 project will continue to build the orchestra's regional presence in New York State.

 

 

Related Grants

Carnegie Hall , $85,000
To support Philip Glass 2002 - Celebration of a National Treasure, a series of programs including the creation and presentation of a new orchestral work by Mr. Glass, as well as other performances that encompass artistic presentations, audience development, elementary education and teacher training. While Mr. Glass's participation will occur throughout the season, the highlight of the celebration will take place February 1-3, 2002.

Concert Artists Guild, $15,000
To support national concert presentations of emerging classical musicians on the Concert Artists Guild roster, the 50th Anniversary Guild Artists Festival, and Festival Tour. Featuring contemporary music and collaborations between Guild artists, 50 concerts will be presented in New York and across the country, with performances broadcast on radio and the Web.

Concert Competitions and Musical Development, $25,000
To support the Sphinx Competition for gifted emerging musicians. During 2001, the Competition's semi-finalist string players will perform with the Sphinx Symphony at the Honors and Finals Concerts in Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium.

Monadnock Music, $7,500
To support free concerts by soloists, ensembles and a chamber orchestra presented in churches and meeting houses in 17 rural towns of the Monadnock region of southwestern New Hampshire. From July 7 through August 31, 2001, three free concerts per week are planned.

Ojai Festivals, $15,000
To support the 2001 Ojai Music Festival. Directed by conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the six-day festival will celebrate its 55th anniversary with performances by ensembles, soloists and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Young Concert Artists, $20,000
To support the presentation of the Young Artists Series, recitals and concerto debuts by young musicians who are winners of the annual Young Concert Artists' Auditions. This 2001 project will feature ten concerts in New York City and five concerts in Washington, DC.