FY05 Arts on Radio and Television

Capital Concerts, $35,000
The National Memorial Day Concert and A Capitol Fourth are two patriotic concerts at the United States Capitol that will be nationally broadcast live on PBS in 2005. A national television audience of 13 to 15 million watches each of these 90-minute programs every year.

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 9 to 18), interviews, guest artists, and a teenage "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.