FY04 Arts on Radio and Television

From the Top, $65,000

To support the production of new programs for the public radio series From the Top. The weekly, hour-long radio program features performances by exceptional young classical musicians (ages nine to 18), interviews, guest artists, and a 16-year-old roving reporter who profiles the young musicians.

Minnesota Public Radio, $150,000

To support the production and national broadcast of classical music programming. In 2004-05, St. Paul Sunday, Pipedreams, and broadcasts of the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra series will reach millions of listeners each week.

National Public Radio, $150,000

To support the Classical Music Initiative. The project will include the recording, acquisition, and national radio broadcast of selected American orchestral performances on Performance Today, SymphonyCast, and Creators @ Carnegie; the presentation of American operatic productions for the World of Opera radio series; and the coverage of classical music throughout NPR's news programs.

San Francisco Symphony, $250,000

To support a public television and radio series featuring conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony. Keeping Score: MTT on Music is designed to help a national audience appreciate the relevance of classical music in contemporary life.