FY07 Access to Artistic Excellence (part 1)

Albany Symphony Orchestra, Albany, NY, $25,000
To support the 2008 American Music Festival, Embracing the World. The festival will be the culmination of a season-long focus on music from, about, and influenced by cultures outside the western European tradition and will include performances of existing and commissioned works in concert halls, community centers, and area schools.

American Composers Orchestra, $40,000
To support the Emerging Composers Laboratory. Through commissions, readings, performances, and recordings of new work, 12 to 15 composers will have the opportunity to further their artistic development and to expose their music to new audiences.

American Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the presentation of U.S. premieres, rarely performed works by established composers, and related educational activities. Plans are underway to program works by composers Harold Farberman, Alberic Magnard, Franz Schrecker, and Moisei Vainberg.

Aspen Music Festival and School, $25,000
To support the Aspen Music Festival's American Academy of Conducting. The summer institute for post-conservatory conductors will engage participants in a comprehensive, professional development training program.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $50,000
To support A King Celebration, a project that celebrates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A collaboration between the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Morehouse College, the project will include performances, educational outreach activities, and a national radio broadcast.

Bangor Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the premiere of a work for orchestra, banjo, guitar, and bass guitar. The performance of Jens Krüger's Music From the Spring: A Serenade for Orchestra and Traditional American Instruments, will feature the Krüger Brothers, a bluegrass band based in North Carolina.

Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support Pushing the Boundaries of the Cello. Two concerts and related educational activities will explore the multi-faceted range of the instrument with a series of world premiere performances of cello concertos composed by Tod Machover, David Sanford, and Annie Gosfield and performed by cellists Matt Haimovitz and Felix Fan.

Boston Symphony Orchestra, $40,000
To support the Festival of Contemporary Music at the Tanglewood Music Center. The week-long concert series, directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison, will feature performances of new music performed by pre-professional musicians and guest artists.

Brooklyn Philharmonic, $25,000
To support performance of new works by composers Richard Danielpour and Julia Wolfe. Danielpour's Pastime and Wolfe's My Beautiful Scream will receive New York premieres at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Brooklyn Philharmonic (consortium), $25,000
To support Music Off the Walls, a series of thematic chamber music concerts to be performed in conjunction with the Brooklyn Museum of Art's current exhibitions. The four programs seek to attract new audiences to the orchestra.

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, $12,500
To support performances and residencies by American composers. Performances of works by David Felder, John Harbison, and Roger Reynolds will take place during the June in Buffalo new music festival and in Kleinhans Music Hall.

The California Symphony, $10,000
To support the Young American Composer-in-Residence Program. The year-long residency with an emerging composer will include recorded reading sessions, high school visits, and the creation and presentation of a new work.

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, $10,000
To support the creation and performance of a new work by Terry Riley. The work will be scored for string orchestra, two guitars, and violin and will be conducted by Music Director Ignat Solzhenitsyn.

Cheyenne Symphony, $5,000
To support a gala choral concert. Performing under the direction of conductor and artistic director Dr. Stephen Alltop, a mass choir will be composed of local singers as well as those from statewide college-student choirs and a children's choir.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, $75,000
To support Silk Road Chicago. The citywide celebration of the ancient and contemporary arts and culture of the regions of the historic Silk Road of China will involve multiple community partners and include performances, educational activities, and a residency with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, $25,000
To support Living Composers and Their Music: A Multi-Generational Perspective. Performances of works by John Adams, John Harbison, Stephen Paulus, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Erkki-Sven Tüür are planned as well as a world premiere of Deep Woods, a new work by composer Charles Coleman.

Civic Orchestra of Chicago, $40,000
To support stipends and professional training for pre-professional musicians of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Performances and audition coaching will take place under the direction of resident and guest conductors.

The Cleveland Orchestra, $50,000
To support Evocations of Vienna, an exploration of the works of composer Richard Strauss and Johann Strauss II. The project will include concert performances by the Cleveland Orchestra of Richard Strauss's opera Der Rosenkavalier, Johann Strauss's polkas and waltzes, and related educational activities.

Colorado Symphony Orchestra, $12,500
To support performances of new American works featuring percussionist Evelyn Glennie. Two subscription concerts of music by Jennifer Higdon, Michael Daugherty, Mack Wilberg, William Billings, and William Schuman and a family concert with discussion and musical illustrations lead by music director Jeffrey Kahane and Glennie are planned.

Columbus Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $15,000
To support the Contemporary Music Festival. The six-day festival of new music, in partnership with Ohio State University (OSU), will feature the works of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gunther Schuller and will be broadcast on local radio.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra, $22,500
To support the creation and presentation of a new work by composer Augusta Read Thomas. Sir Andrew Davis will conduct the premiere at the Meyerson Symphony Center.

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, $10,000
To support the Made in America Festival. Orchestral and chamber music performances of works by American composers, including a commissioned work by local composer Steven Winteregg, will take place during the festival.

Elgin Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support Aaron Copland: American Icon. The month-long festival will be the final installment of a three-year initiative, Exploring Our American Voices, tracing the development of American themes in music through its presentation of concerts, interdisciplinary community events, and education programs.

Eugene Symphony, $7,500
To support the Visiting Masters Program. Free, public master classes and workshops by flutist Sir James Galway, conductor Victor Yampolsky, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and violinists Shannon Lee and Kathryn Lucktenberg will take place for aspiring professional musicians.

The Florida Orchestra, $12,500
To support The Festival de Musica Latina. The project will consist of six concerts of diverse programming that will feature Latin jazz along with classical masterworks by Latino composers and related educational activities.

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support Fresh Ink 2008: Florida Composers' Competition. The biennial competition will include open rehearsal reading sessions, performances by finalists, and a commission.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, $22,500
To support concerts featuring emerging artists and related educational activities. British conductor Edward Gardner and Los Angeles violinist Lindsay Deutsch each will be featured in two repeated programs, including outreach to local elementary students.

Los Angeles Philharmonic, $100,000
To support the Tristan Project. Richard Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde will be presented in a semi-staged concert production in Los Angeles and New York City. There will be two concerts designed for families, as well as pre-concert lectures as part of the Upbeat Live lecture series.

Monterey Symphony, $10,000
To support concert programs featuring works by Beethoven, contemporaries Marques y Garcia, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky. Performances will be held in Salinas and Carmel and will reach approximately 4,000 people.

National Symphony Orchestra, $35,000
To support an audience engagement initiative designed to foster understanding of and participation in the performing arts by generations of orchestral audiences. The orchestra will perform concerts designed for sequential age groups from toddlers to young adults and families.

New World Symphony, $50,000
To support the Musician Professional Development Program. Under the artistic direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, the program will utilize performances, coaching, and community outreach activities to prepare young artists for musical leadership positions in the orchestral field.

New York Philharmonic, $75,000
To support Transformations: The Music of Luciano Berio. The four-week festival, presented by the New York Philharmonic at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, will be a retrospective of the composer's symphonic repertoire.

Oakland East Bay Symphony, $15,000
To support premiere performances of new works by American composers. The project will include works by Nolan Gasser, Pierre Jalbert, Andrew Norman, and Argentine-born Osvaldo Golijov. The composers also will participate in pre-concert lectures.

Orange County's Pacific Symphony, $45,000
To support the Los Sonidos de Mexico (Sounds of Mexico) Festival. The orchestra will explore works by Mexican composers through performances and educational presentations, and will premiere a commissioned work for percussion by Mexican composer Daniel Catan.

Orchestra 2001, $10,000
To support the performance of composer George Crumb's American Songbook. A three-day celebration of the work will be conducted by music director James Freeman at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Orchestra of St. Luke's, $20,000
To support a festival featuring music by American women composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, such as Amy Beach and Chen Yi. Concerts will be held at the Chelsea Museum in New York City and the Dia: Beacon Riggio Galleries in Beacon, New York.

Oregon Symphony, $22,500
To support the world premiere of Symphony No. 13, a newly commissioned work by Oregon composer Robert Kyr. Performances will be held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland and recorded for subsequent radio broadcasts.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, $20,000
To support a new music initiative and related educational activities. The project will include a commission to composer Ingram Marshall, performances, touring to Virginia and South Carolina, and broadcasts.

The Philadelphia Orchestra, $75,000
To support Philadelphia Firsts, the orchestra's first performances of works by composers John Harbison, Oliver Knussen, John Adams, Hans Rott, and Olivier Messiaen. The concerts will be performed at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, $12,500
To support performances of a semi-staged concert version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera in two acts, Il re pastore (1775). Under the direction of music director Nicholas McGegan, the performances on period instruments will highlight one of Mozart's early and rarely performed works.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, $50,000
To support the Composer of the Year residency activities with composer Christopher Theofanidis. The project will include a commission and performance of his violin concerto, premiered by violinist Sarah Chang.

Portland Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support an artist residency with the Le Vent du Nord quartet. The orchestra and the French-Canadian ensemble will perform orchestral arrangements of French folk music.

Pottstown Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a commissioned work by composer Robert Maggio, a premiere performance, and educational activities. Maggio's work will be paired in concert with the U.S. premiere of Dutch composer Jan Koetsier's Concertino per corno e orchestra d'Archi (No. 5, Op. 74), performed by Dutch horn soloist Ab Koster.

Rogue Valley Symphony, $10,000
To support artist residencies. Violinist Ian Swenson and pianist Joyce Yang will participate in workshops, master classes, and performances with the orchestra.

Sacramento Philharmonic, $10,000
To support an all-Beethoven concert in celebration of the orchestra's 10th anniversary season. Under the artistic direction of Michael Morgan, the performance will feature Chinese pianist Chu-Fang Huang, preceded by a week of school outreach visits.

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, $50,000
To support the Living Composers Project. The orchestra will perform new works by Elliott Carter, Osvaldo Golijov, and David Lang, as well as two commissioned works by George Tsontakis and composer-in-residence Fred Lerdahl. More than 9,900 audience members are expected to attend the 10 concerts, which also will be broadcast on local radio.

San Antonio Symphony, $15,000
To support The Cutting Edge, performances of music by living American composers Chen Yi, Osvaldo Golijov, and Timothy Kramer. The concerts will be held in San Antonio's Majestic Theatre and will be accompanied by community outreach activities at local schools, universities, and public venues.

San Francisco Symphony, $100,000
To support A Prokofiev Festival. The two-week series of performances and educational activities will explore the work of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev, including The Love for Three Oranges, The Scythian Suite, and Piano Concerto No. 2. The festival will be broadcast on 300 local and national radio stations.

Santa Rosa Symphony, $10,000
To support the Early Romantics Festival. The project will feature the chamber music of Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, and Lizst performed by the Santa Rosa Symphony Chamber Players, and will culminate with an orchestral concert which will be broadcast on local radio.

Stockton Symphony, $10,000
To support a composer residency program with Christopher Brubeck. The residency will include a commission and premiere of a new work, community outreach, and performances in the California communities of Stockton, Tracy, Manteca, and Calaveras County.

Virginia Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support a community engagement residency program. The orchestra will perform concerts in conjunction with Jamestown 2007, a national celebration of the 400th birthday of the Jamestown settlement.

Walla Walla Symphony, $10,000
To support Soundscapes, a concert celebrating the orchestra's 100th season. The program will include the world premiere of a commissioned work by composer Forrest Pierce.

Youth Orchestra of the Americas, $10,000
To support tour concerts. Four concerts will take place at festivals in Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Virginia. Founded in 2000, the multicultural orchestra comprises 110 musicians (ages 18 to 26) from 20 countries in the Western Hemisphere.

RELATED ACCESS TO ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE GRANTS

American Composers Forum (consortium), $25,000
To support "Minnesota Voices," in celebration of Minnesota's sesquicentennial. Minnesota Chorale and five other choirs from around the state will commission and perform new works by six composers. More than 10,000 people will attend the performances, which also will be broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio.

American Music Center, $25,000
To support the Virtual Information Center for new American music through the NewMusicBox.org and NewMusicJukeBox.org Web sites. NewMusicBox is a monthly Web magazine about artists and issues in the new music community, and NewMusicJukeBox is a searchable, encyclopedic database of contemporary American composers.

American Symphony Orchestra League, $135,000
To support services designed to strengthen orchestras through peer learning, professional development, research, and communications within the orchestra field. The project will assist nearly 1,000 member orchestras of every size and type in all 50 states.

Association of California Symphony Orchestras, $25,000
To support professional and leadership development and technical assistance programs for California orchestras. Plans include an annual statewide conference and workshops for artistic and administrative staff, trustees, and volunteers from more than 150 orchestras.

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, $12,500
To support a professional development program for conductors. The training program will offer emerging conductors the opportunity to lead small and large ensembles in rehearsals and public performances, to program contemporary works, and collaborate with composers.

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music (consortium), $22,500
To support the co-commissioning of an orchestra concerto by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Christopher Rouse. Both the festival orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will perform the work under the direction of music director Marin Alsop.

Carnegie Hall, $100,000
To support a new initiative called The Orchestra Residency. The Berlin Philharmonic will work with the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and the New York Youth Symphony during an eight-day residency of concerts, master classes, community outreach activities, and joint coaching and rehearsal sessions.

Meet The Composer, $50,000
To support Commissioning Music/USA. The program supports the creation and multiple performances of new American music works. The program will result in approximately 30 to 50 new works through partnering composers and participating chamber and symphony orchestras; opera, dance, and music theater companies, and jazz and chamber ensembles nationwide.

Ojai Music Festival, $18,000
To support the Ojai Music Festival. The 61st annual music festival, directed by artistic director Thomas W. Morris and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, will present the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale with guest conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, duo pianists Amy Williams and Helena Bugallo, and percussion ensemble Nexus.

Pacific Chorale, $10,000
To support the closing concert of the chorale's inaugural year in the new Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony, under the artistic direction of John Alexander, will perform Osvaldo Golijov's Oceana and Ralph Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 1 (A Sea Symphony).

Sphinx Organization, $55,000
To support the artistic development of the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. The ensemble of professional African American and Latino musicians from orchestras and institutions around the country will perform concerts in Ann Arbor and at Orchestra Hall in Detroit, and feature talented, young soloists in each of the concerts.

Young Concert Artists, $25,000
To support the Young Concert Artists Series. The professional development program of recitals and concerto debuts in New York City and Washington, DC, will include the commissioning of a new work by a young composer and provide career management for emerging classical performers and composers.