FY02 Creativity

Albany Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support Composing the Future, a multi-faceted project celebrating American composers and their music. 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 composers.

American Composers Orchestra, $45,000
To support the Emerging American Composers Project, featuring composers of diverse racial and stylistic backgrounds in commissioning and performances of new works, as well as outreach and residency activities. The orchestra will perform several world premieres in concerts at Carnegie Hall and will continue its new music reading sessions.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $60,000
To support A King Celebration, a consortium project of performances, educational outreach activities and national radio broadcast in a tribute to the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The consortium member of this project is Morehouse College, in partnership with National Public Radio and Spelman College.

Boston Modern Orchestra Project, $15,000
To support Lukas Foss at 80, a celebration of the composer's contribution to the orchestral repertoire. Plans include a concert of orchestral works by Lukas Foss, a pre-concert lecture by the composer, and a compact disc recording.

Boston Symphony Orchestra (on behalf of Tanglewood Music Center), $50,000
To support the Festival of Contemporary Music, including tour concerts. The center will present the week-long event within the summer festival featuring concerts by ensembles of Tanglewood fellows and guest artists as well as launching a new professional development initiative, Tanglewood on Tour, during the winter.

Bronx Arts Ensemble Orchestra, $7,500
To support a residency by the Bronx Arts Ensemble Orchestra and Paquito D'Rivera as composer-in-residence at the Hostos Community College in the South Bronx. The week-long residency will include performances of Paquito D'Rivera's orchestrated Song for Peace, originally written for piano and voice.

Cabrillo Music Festival, $7,500
To support a new music conductor training program. This summer program will partner with the Conductors Guild in providing 15 conductors opportunities in conducting small and large ensembles, programming contemporary works and collaborating with composers.

California Symphony, $12,500
To support the Young American Composer-in-Residence Program - A Homecoming. During the orchestra's 15th anniversary season, prior participants of the program along with the current composer-in-residence will be featured in concerts in the spring of 2002.

Chicago Sinfonietta, $10,000
To support concerts of symphonic works by contemporary composers. The two concerts, performed twice in the spring of 2002, will feature works of composers David Baker, James DeMars and David Schober and will showcase gifted guest artists such as R. Carlos Nakai and cellist John Sharp.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, $100,000
To support a festival of the music of Benjamin Britten. Cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich will lead two weeks of performances, discussions, lectures and various festival-related activities in May 2002.

The Cleveland Orchestra, $75,000
To support performances celebrating the 20-year partnership between music director Christoph von Dohnnyi and the Cleveland Orchestra. The programming will feature works by Beethoven and Mozart, as well as two world premieres, and include concerts in Boston and New York.

Columbus Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $25,000
To support a festival of contemporary music. Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Ohio State University will present a festival of concerts and lecture with composer Krzysztof Penderecki.

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 three concerts scheduled in 2002 to take place in Memorial Hall in Dayton.

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (consortium), $50,000
To support a creation project celebrating the centennial of air flight and the legacy of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Three orchestras will commission new works from American composers William Bolcom, Michael Schelle and Nathaniel Stookey.

Des Moines Symphony, $5,000
To support the creation and presentation of a new work for young audiences by David Ott, including residency activities. The production, to be premiered in the spring of 2003, is expected to include dramatic and visual components such as actors, costumes and lighting.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $70,000
To support the creation and presentation of a new work by Roberto Sierra for orchestra and saxophone as well as composer and soloist residency activities. The work will receive its world premiere by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Detroit saxophone player James Carter conducted by Neeme Jarvi.

Eos Orchestra (multidisciplinary), $25,000
To support the production of Master Peter's Puppet Show. This fully staged puppet opera, featuring puppeteer Basil Twist, will be performed at three venues as part of the seventh Festival of New Puppetry.

Eugene Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To support a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 8 Symphony of a Thousand for large orchestra, eight vocal soloists, two adult choruses, and a children's chorus. The two performances in May 2002 will be the culminating work in a five-year Mahler cycle.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra, $20,000
To support Unplugged, Fort Wayne Philharmonic's informal classical concert series. During 2002-03, 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.

Greater Grand Forks Symphony, $7,500
To support a pair of concerts that will be held at a tribal college on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in rural North Dakota. The outreach program will feature a performance of a recently commissioned work by composer-in-residence Linda Tutas Haugen.

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

Kansas City Symphony, $40,000
To support two theme-based programs. The first, Of War and Remembrance, will concentrate on war and cultural struggles and the second, Quotation of Dream, will be based on the introspective sound world of the music of composer Toru Takemitsu.

Los Angeles Philharmonic, $100,000
To support the Los Angeles premiere of El Ni&ntildeo by American composer John Adams. This oratorio, which includes music, film and dance, will be conducted by music director Esa-Pekka Salonen and directed by Peter Sellars.

Monadnock Music, $7,500
To support free concerts by soloists, ensembles and chamber orchestra presented in churches and meeting houses in 17 rural towns of the Monadnock region of southwestern New Hampshire. During July and August, Monadnack Music will present three free concerts per week.

Nashville Chamber Orchestra, $15,000
To support a guitar festival featuring a commission for a new work for steel guitar and string orchestra by Michael Levine. The April 2002 festival will take place in traditional and non-traditional venues and include extensive educational outreach activities.

National Symphony Orchestra, $75,000
To support Journey to America-A Musical Immigration, a festival celebrating the contributions of foreign-born composers to America's artistic heritage. Music director Leonard Slatkin will conduct the National Symphony Orchestra in performances of works by Dvorák, Bartók, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Bloch, Rosza and others.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, $25,000
To support statewide presentations of a festival on the music of Richard Strauss. The three-week festival in January 2002 will incorporate orchestral performances of the works of Strauss with several ancillary lecture/performances.

New World Symphony, $50,000
To support the Musician Professional Development Program. This comprehensive program prepares young artists for musical leadership positions in the orchestral field through performance, multidisciplinary coaching and community outreach.

New York Philharmonic, $85,000
To support the Influence & Influences Festival dedicated to cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich. The festival will consist of 11 concerts in Avery Fisher Hall, including a production of Shostakovich's opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, two chamber music concerts, a master class, educational programs and symposia.

Oakland East Bay Symphony, $20,000
To support commissions and premieres of new works by American composers. The Oakland East Bay Symphony will perform works by Brian Current, Marco Beltrami, Noah Schwartz, Ellen Hoffman and Jack Perla.

Orange County Philharmonic Society, $15,000
To support the presentation of La Pasion Segun San Marcos by Osvaldo Golijov. Offered as part of the Eclectic Orange Festival's Passion series, the Southern California premiere performances will take place in Segerstrom Hall in October 2002.

The Philadelphia Orchestra, $75,000
To support the performance of Every Good Boy Deserves A Favor, a play for actors and orchestra by Tom Stoppard with music by André Previn. This production will be a collaboration between the Philadelphia Orchestra and Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia.

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, $10,000
To support the presentation of Handel's oratorio Jeptha. The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, under the direction of music director Nicholas McGegan, will give five performances at venues throughout the Bay Area.

The Phoenix Symphony, $30,000
To support a festival of the music of Beethoven. This three-month festival in spring 2002 will feature performances of all nine symphonies, premiere performances of five new works written "in the spirit of" Beethoven, and educational and outreach activities.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, $50,000
To support the Relations series. During 2002, four premieres of contemporary works, expressly written for the musicians who will perform them, will be preceded and followed by discussions with the composer and musicians.

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, $10,000
To support the creation and presentation of new works for chamber orchestra. The premieres of the four new works by composers Christopher Theofanidis, Norman Bolter, Marjorie Merryman and Evan Ziporyn will take place in Cambridge throughout 2002.

Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, $5,000
To support a commission of a new work by composer Peter Schickele. The Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra will premiere the work, a clarinet concerto, at the Southern Theatre in Columbus.

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, $5,000
To support the creation and presentation of a new work by composer Margaret Brouwer. The premiere of the new work, commissioned in celebration of Roanoke Symphony's 50th anniversary in the spring of 2003, will include a pre-concert lecture and a discussion with the composer.

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, $35,000
To support the creation and presentation of two new works for soloist and orchestra by Augusta Read Thomas and Jeff Tyzik. The works will be premiered in celebration of the Philharmonic's 80th anniversary season in 2002-03 and each will feature musicians from the orchestra as soloists.

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, $50,000
To support community concerts of American music. The Saint Louis Symphony will perform in outreach sites in St. Louis communities, churches, schools and at Symphony Hall.

San Francisco Symphony, $100,000
To support A Russian Festival, a three-week festival exploring the works of Russian composers who exerted a significant influence on the music of the twentieth century. Music director Michael Tilson Thomas will direct the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, and guest artists in concerts at the Davies Symphony Hall.

Seattle Baroque Orchestra, $10,000
To support performances of rarely heard works of the 17th and 18th centuries performed on period instruments. The three concerts will take place in the new Kirkland Performance Center in Kirkland, WA in 2002.

Seattle Symphony, $70,000
To support American Music Beyond Borders, a series of concerts, commissions and other activities that will culminate in Viva la Musica: Music of the Americas. The festival features the music of South, Central and North America. Performances and educational activities will occur throughout the 2002-03 season.

The Women's Philharmonic, $10,000
To support Music in the Making, a new music reading session. Held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Performing Arts in March 2002, the sessions will showcase American women composers in the early phases of their careers.

 

 

Related Grants

American Composers Forum, $50,000
To support the expansion of the innova Recordings label. This project will broaden American Composer Forum's recording services to composers and performers.

Carnegie Hall Corporation, $50,000
To support the presentation of William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and of Experience. Music director Leonard Slatkin will direct the National Symphony Orchestra in the performance of this musical work at Carnegie Hall.

Concert Competitions and Musical Development, $50,000
To support the Sphinx Competition for gifted emerging string musicians. During 2002, 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.

Early Music Foundation, $10,000

To support performances of baroque music on period instruments by the early music ensemble New York's Grande Bande. This will be the inaugural year of a three-year plan to present concerts illustrating the chronological development of the orchestra.