FY12 Art Works (part 2)

GRANTS TO ORCHESTRAS

Announced April 25, 2012

Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.


Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support Music Makes a Difference, an education program for school children. Plans include concerts for students in grades three through five where performances of Gustav Holst's The Planets will relate to science studies and a mentoring program for middle and high school students.

Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support Young People's Concerts. In an effort to encourage student participation in the school district's instrumental music program, the concerts will be designed for and presented to students in grades four through six.

Apollo's Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, $25,000
To support national tour performances, educational activities, and a radio broadcast of Come to the River: An Early American Gathering. The program, featuring singer-actors, a baroque/folk fiddler, a period guitarist/banjo player, a virtuoso hammered dulcimer player, an Irish/baroque flutist, percussive dancers, and a narrator/harpsichordist, will explore the music and traditions of early America including shape-note singing, New England barn dances, and southern revival hymns.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support ASO Around Georgia, a statewide touring and community partnership initiative of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The project will be led and conducted by Music Director Robert Spano and Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra conductor Jere Flint.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $65,000
To support the OrchKids program. In partnership with the Baltimore City Public School system, OrchKids provides free training to students in instrumental and choral music throughout the school year.

Boston Landmarks Orchestra, $10,000

To support a school residency, commission, and performances of a new work by composer Michael Gandolfi. The composer will work with students at the Conservatory Lab Charter School to create a new work for double orchestra that will be premiered by student and BLO musicians.

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (consortium), $50,000
To support performances of Mozart's The Magic Flute. In partnership with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 105 young instrumentalists of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra will benefit from the inclusion of opera repertoire incorporated into their orchestral training, culminating in the performance of a full, semi-staged opera with professional musicians and singers.
 
Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, $10,000

To support the Friends in Music program. Plans include youth orchestra members serving as mentors during the school year, teaching free weekly after-school string instrumental lessons to children from low income families at two public schools.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, $15,000

To support free outdoor Concerts in the Park and related educational activities. Reaching venues in southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeast Indiana, the five community concerts will include educational activities for children and families, such as hands-on artmaking activities for children and pre-concert lectures with the conductor and musicians.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra, $23,000

To support the Young Strings program, a three-level string instruction program for African American and Latino students in 2nd through 12th grades in Dallas. The free program provides one-on-one and small group instruction at five partner schools and the Meyerson Symphony Center, as well as master classes with guest artists and Dallas Symphony Orchestra members.

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, $25,000
To support Classical Connections, a series of adult educational concerts. Accompanied by a Listener's Guide, the first half of each concert will offer audiences an in-depth look into the music through discussion about and demonstration of important passages of a particular work and will be followed in the second half by a full performance of the work.

Delaware Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a recording of new works by composer Michael Daugherty. Performed with soloists including flutist Amy Porter and English horn player Pedro R. Diaz, the three works to be recorded are Trail of Tears for flute and orchestra, Spaghetti Western for English horn and orchestra, and Lost Vegas for orchestra.

Des Moines Symphony, $12,500
To support the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park Commission Outreach Project. In celebration of the newly opened sculpture park containing 27 sculptures by mid-20th-century artists, composer Steve Heitzeg will create a new work for orchestra which will be premiered during the symphony's 75th-anniversary season and will feature outreach programs including free public lectures, college and community performances in outlying areas, and school performances for fourth and fifth grade students.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, $60,000
To support the Neighborhood Concert Series. As many as 24 orchestral concerts (half of them conducted by Music Director Leonard Slatkin) are planned in area churches and community centers featuring full symphonic works from the standard repertoire, arrangements for chamber orchestra, and contemporary works by American composers such as Cindy McTee.

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, $35,000
To support Growing Up Musical, a series of community music education programs. The project offers opportunities for community and school partners to receive a range of music learning experiences from professional musicians including in-class workshops, school-wide presentations, an instrument petting zoo, residencies, coaching, and classes in music theory and composition.

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support Sound Discovery, a music education program. The project involves open rehearsals with Lido©, an illustrated conductor's baton, that will be presented to students and adults; the Library Pass Program of free tickets for families available at libraries; a student instrumental competition; master classes for local college and high school students; Music Discovery Performances; Instrument Petting Zoos; and an instrument lending program.

The Las Vegas Philharmonic, $10,000
To support a youth concert series. Plans include free educational concerts conducted by music director David Itkin, study guides and training sessions for teachers, and performances by a youth competition winner.

Lexington Symphony (MA), $10,000

To support Orchestrating Kids through Classics, a music education and outreach project. Plans include in-school presentations by small ensembles in 36 metropolitan Boston elementary schools and five full orchestral concerts in Lexington and Framingham, Massachusetts.

Madison Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $20,000
To support HeartStrings, an outreach project by an ensemble of the orchestra's string musicians that will provide residency programs and perform interactive recitals for underserved and special needs communities. In partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health's Central Wisconsin Center, the Rhapsodie String Quartet, with training and the participation of certified therapists, will offer 90 residency programs reaching 20 to 25 participants during each session; more than 3,150 children and adults with special needs will participate in the project.

Monterey Symphony, $17,500
To support the semi-staged concert production of Amahl and the Night Visitors by composer and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti. Music Director Max Bragado-Darman and project partner Dona D. Vaughn (Artistic Director of Opera, Manhattan School of Music) will lead a production featuring mezzo-soprano Suzanne Mentzer, local performers and stagehands provided by the S.T.A.R. Foundation, and set designs produced in local community art programs.

Nashville Symphony, $40,000
To support a recording project featuring works by composer Stephen Paulus. Conducted by music director Giancarlo Guerrero, the orchestra's live performances of Paulus' Grand Concerto for Organ with organist Nathan Laube and Concerto for String Quartet (Three Places of Enlightenment) will be recorded in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and the compact disc will be released on the Naxos label.

New Haven Symphony Orchestra, $25,000
To support an artist-in-residency project featuring composer and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain. The orchestra and Music Director William Boughton will collaborate with the composer during the five-week residency, titled From Haydn to Hip Hop, which will include two-day residencies at five New Haven high schools.

New York Philharmonic (consortium), $100,000
To support the New York Philharmonic's School Partnership Program. In partnership with the New York City Department of Education, the program includes year-long, in-school music residencies, attendance at New York Philharmonic concerts, and professional development for teachers and school administrators.
 
Omaha Symphony, $65,000
To support education and outreach programs, including Carnegie Hall's Link Up, Music Mentors, Choral Collaborative, and Education & Engagement Tour. Students will study and perform instrumental and choral music and have the opportunity to attend symphony concerts.
 
Orchestra 2001, $10,000
To support America's Folk Music Transformed: Touring with George Crumb's American Songbook, a regional touring performance project in Appalachia and New England. Directed by Music Director James Freeman, the performances will feature soprano Ann Crumb, as well as appearances by George Crumb at performances in his home state of West Virginia.

Orchestra of St. Luke's, $20,000
To support Orchestra of St. Luke's OSL Subway Series of free chamber music concerts. The orchestra will present ensembles of its musicians in hour-long performances throughout the city, featuring repertoire of traditional and contemporary music by composers from Ludwig von Beethoven to John Adams.

Orchestra Iowa, $20,000
To support concerts, educational activities, and tour performances by Orchestra Iowa in celebration of the re-opening of the Paramount Theatre, which was destroyed by a flood in 2008. The program will include premiere performances of American Gothic, a previously commissioned new work by composer Michael Daugherty inspired by the painting of the same name by Grant Wood, who was from Iowa.

Oregon Symphony, $17,500
To support a performance and recording project, which will culminate in a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York. Directed by Music Director Carlos Kalmar, programming will include the Carnegie Hall concert program titled Premonitions, and will include works by Narong Prangcharon, Kurt Weill, and Thomas Adès.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, $25,000
To support a touring project in multiple venues in Colorado, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The programming for the tour will include guest-artists mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, baritone Nathan Gunn, composer Tan Dun, the Wayne Shorter Quartet, pianist Richard Goode, and composer-in-residence Gabriel Kahane.

The Philadelphia Orchestra, $50,000
To support Neighborhood Concerts. The orchestra will perform free concerts and conduct ancillary activities in several Philadelphia locations, including City Hall and the Great Plaza on Penn's Landing, reaching underserved and non-traditional audiences.

The Philadelphia Orchestra (consortium), $60,000

To support a multi-tiered electronic media initiative designed to engage audiences of all ages. In partnership with Drexel University, programming will be delivered through a variety of platforms, such as iNotes, smartphone applications, iTunes, the orchestra's website www.philorch.org, television, and simulcasts.

Post-Classical Ensemble (consortium), $35,000
To support Mexican Revolution, a festival with multifaceted programming that explores the role of artists, particularly composer Silvestre Revueltas, as catalysts for change. In partnership with the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC, the festival performances and events, conducted by Music Director Angel Gil-Ordoñez and directed by Artistic Director Joseph Horowitz, will highlight works by Mexican composer, violinist, and conductor Revueltas (1899-1940) and will include the participation of Mexican singer Eugenia Leon, scholar Roberto Kolb-Neuhaus, lecturer and historian Gregorio Luke, Director of Film Programs at the National Gallery of Art Margaret Parsons, and the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra.

San Diego Symphony, $10,000
To support Historical Notes, a concert program for students in grades 8 and 11. Programming using repertoire by American composers will be designed to coincide with Behold America!, a major museum exhibition by the San Diego Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and the Timken Museum.

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the commissioning and performance of a new orchestral work by Native American composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, featuring the Creekside Singers and a Lakota drumming ensemble. As part of the orchestra's Lakota Music Project -- an initiative developed between 2005-08 through collaboration between the orchestra and the United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota to build bridges between Native Americans and non-Native Americans -- the work will be performed in Sioux Falls and on a tour to six South Dakota Indian Reservations and the surrounding communities.

St. Louis Symphony, $12,500
To support rural orchestral residencies with performances and educational workshops. Full orchestral performances, conducted by Music Director David Robertson and resident conductor Ward Stare, will be preceded by teacher workshops engaging as many as 40 teachers from rural schools.

Stockton Symphony (consortium), $25,000
To support Harmony Stockton, a free, daily, after-school music program for third, fourth and fifth grade students at Marshall Elementary School. In partnership with Stockton Unified School District, students will participate in intensive music classes such as Fundamentals of Music, which emphasizes ear training, rhythm, singing, and listening, and String Instrument Instruction, which includes guided practice sessions on string instruments.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra, $12,500
To support the Made in Vermont Music Festival Tour of performances in underserved rural communities. The project will present orchestral programs and educational outreach activities and include a premiere of a commissioned work by native Vermont composer David Feurzeig.

Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, $25,000
To support Community Outreach and Engagement. The program includes professional development for school and studio music teachers, in-school performances by professional ensembles, music coaching for students, free instruments, master classes, and advanced music study for students.

Virginia Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the Harmony Project, a community partnership project with churches and historically Black colleges in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Activities will include ensemble performances, workshops, and educational programs in the region through collaborations with city councils, churches, and educational institutions in Hampton, Norfolk, and Newport News, Virginia.

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support a statewide outreach tour to underserved rural communities. The orchestra, under the leadership of Artistic Director and conductor Grant Cooper, will introduce orchestral music to new audiences throughout West Virginia, as well as present educational programming in schools by its resident ensemble, the Montclaire String Quartet.


RELATED ART WORKS, PART 2 GRANTS

Ash Lawn Opera Festival, $10,000
To support performances of Amahl and the Night Visitors by composer and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti. The holiday production will feature Brandy Lynn Hawkins (Mother), members of the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra conducted by music director Kate Tamarkin, and members of the Virginia Consort.

ASCAP Foundation, $19,000
To support the Summer Music Camp. Developed in partnership with Manhattan School of Music, the four-week camp will provide free instrumental music training to public school students with an emphasis on increasing performance skills.

California State University Fullerton, $10,000
To support a master class series for university and high school students. Artists will include pianists Louis Lortie and Helene Grimaud, violinists Itzhak Perlman and Jennifer Koh, conductors Keith Lockhart and David Robertson, singers Charles Castronovo and Natalie Dessay, wind players from the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Carolina Performing Arts, $40,000

To support the creation and presentation of Rite of Spring at 100. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, two new collaborative works will be created and presented by puppeteer Basil Twist with the Orchestra of St. Luke's and choreographer Bill T. Jones with theater director Anne Bogart.

Carnegie Hall (consortium), $75,000
To support performances and educational activities by Ensemble ACJW, the performance arm of The Academy, a competitive professional development program for young post-graduate musicians. A partnership with the Juilliard School, project plans include performances at Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and Skidmore College; professional development for 20 participating musicians in audience engagement skills; and educational activities in 20 public elementary, middle, and high schools where each musician will spend 25 days over the course of the school year working with music teachers and focusing on building students' musical skills.

Cedille Records, $15,000

To support a world premiere compact disc recording of works by composers Michael Abels, Benjamin Lees, and Randall Fleischer, performed by the Harlem Quartet and the Chicago Sinfonietta on Cedille Records. Conducted by Chicago Sinfonietta music director Mei-Ann Chung, the program will be recorded at Wentz Concert Hall on the campus of North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.

Charleston Academy of Music, $15,000
To support the Kidzymphony Program. Inspired by Venezuela's El Sistema education program, the after-school strings education program will take place five days a week and involve inner-city, five- to eight-year-old students taught by academy faculty, members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and faculty of the College of Charleston.

Colburn School, $10,000
To support the Musical Encounter Program. The peer-to-peer program will introduce music programs (classical, jazz, and the vocal arts) to underserved elementary school students through concerts performed by honor students.

Curtis Institute of Music, $20,000
To support a national tour by the Curtis Chamber Orchestra. Repertoire will include a new double violin concerto commissioned by composer David Ludwig and performed by guest soloists Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh.

Eastern Music Festival, $10,000
To support the Eastern Music Festival including artist fees, promotion, and salary expenses. The five-week summer festival of more than 100 performances of orchestral, chamber, and jazz will feature artists including pianists Vladimir Feltsman and Alexander Toradze, singers Nancy Maultsby and Anthony Dean Griffey, and violinists Elmar Oliveira and Tasmin Little.

From the Top, $25,000
To support educational outreach activities. Musicians that appear on From the Top, the weekly classical radio program, will take part in Arts Leadership workshops and perform concerts in school classrooms and community venues.

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (WETA), $10,000
To support the local radio broadcast of Front Row Washington, featuring recordings of live classical concerts in metropolitan Washington, DC, on WETA-FM. Specific programming for the year-long weekly series of broadcasts will be designed in a similar fashion to past performances which have included pianist Menachem Pressler and the Auryn Quartet at Georgetown University, the Castleton Orchestra conducted by Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival, Pro Musica Hebraica at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater, and pianist Jenny Lin and the Shanghai Quartet at the Freer Gallery.

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, $40,000
To support the Sustainable Creativity Project. The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will present a series of performances and ancillary activities in music, dance, and theater, including such artists as NEA Jazz Master Ahmad Jamal, Australia's Circus Oz, National Circus of the People's Republic of China, East Coast Chamber Orchestra, and Builders Association.

League of American Orchestras (consortium), $50,000
To support Advancing the Public Value of American Orchestras, a pilot project to map community involvement, engage governing boards in the issue, and develop messaging strategies. In partnership with the Pacific Symphony and nine other orchestras, the League will pilot a mapping project that will provide visual representation of orchestra connections to their community; equip orchestra governing boards to advance strategic conversations about deepening community engagement; and assist orchestras in the development of public communications that illuminate their public value.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, $60,000
To support Lincoln Center Institute's (LCI) school partnerships. In each partner school, students will experience and study art with their classroom teachers and teaching artists who guide students in discovering and interpreting art by asking questions and practicing art at LCI's studio theater and New York art institutions.

Lyric Opera Baltimore, $20,000
To support performances of Puccini's La Bohème. Led by director Bernard Uzan and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, performances will feature young artists and will be part of a five-year plan to re-institutionalize the art form across the region following the recent loss of Baltimore's resident opera company.

Mayerson Foundation, $45,000
To support Artistic Excellence Program, weekly, year-round music, dance, visual art, and electronic media classes for high school students in the School for Creative & Performing Arts in Cincinnati. The program will include private lessons, ensemble coaching, master classes with visiting artists, and artists in residence from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, and the Contemporary Arts Center.
 
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (consortium), $25,000
To support the educational outreach project Cultural Passport: Sounds of America, using music and storytelling to explore the history of America from the perspectives of Native Americans, the pioneers, war veterans, and immigrants. A partnership with the Cleveland Orchestra, the project will include activities and educational materials for teachers and students from elementary to high school grade levels.

Midori & Friends, $60,000
To support Adventures in Making Music, year-long, in-school residencies providing instrumental music instruction for public school students. Program components include twice-weekly classes in strings, brass, percussion, guitar, and voice.

Overture Center for the Arts, $25,000
To support professional development training for teachers and teaching artists in aesthetic education and arts integration. In addition, the Overture Center's resident companies—the Madison Ballet, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Madison Opera, Children's Theater of Madison, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and Kanopy Dance—will provide interdisciplinary in-school and after-school residencies in 10 Madison Metropolitan School District elementary and middle schools.
 
Ravinia Festival, $10,000
To support Reach*Teach* Play, community outreach and education programs for children and adults. The Ravinia Festival Association will continue its partnership with the Lawndale community to bring music performances and education to Chicago's West Side through free lawn passes for underserved residents; One Score, One Chicago, an initiative that introduces new audiences to classical masterworks; and Words and Music, which involves pre-concert lectures at public libraries throughout the city.

Sheldon Arts Foundation, $10,000
To support the commissioning and performance of a new work by composer and jazz pianist Peter Martin, celebrating the organization's 100th anniversary. Performances of the work, which sets the poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou, will feature soprano Christine Brewer, a jazz quartet (including NEA Jazz Master Branford Marsalis, saxophone; Peter Martin, piano; Christian McBride, bass; and Ulysses Owens, drums), vibraphonist Warren Wolf, and a string quartet (including violinist David Halen and string players from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra).

Sphinx Organization (consortium), $100,000
To support a national tour and community engagement project featuring the Sphinx Virtuosi and the Catalyst Quartet. In partnership with the National Guild for Community Arts Education, Inc. in New York City, a group of approximately 25 emerging young string players, laureates, and alumni of the national Sphinx Competition for mostly African American and Latino musicians, will tour and perform diverse repertoire by composers Heitor Villa-Lobos, George Walker, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Gabriela Lena Frank, Felix Mendelssohn, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

University Musical Society, $50,000
To support Landmarks: A Series of Return Engagements by Three Ensembles. The project will consist of residencies and performances in dance, music, and theater with ensembles including the Martha Graham Dance Company, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Canada).

Young Musicians Foundation, $15,000
To support the Music Mentors Program. Youth in the Debut Orchestra will serve as mentors in instrumental music to sixth graders at Lennox Middle School After-School Program (LEAP). The Debut Orchestra mentors will attend professional development workshops covering fundamentals of mentoring, principles of youth development, and teaching strategies and will provide music instruction to the middle school students weekly for 32 weeks.