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FY14 Art Works (Part 1)
Grants to Orchestras
Application Deadline of March 7, 2013
Awards Announced December 11, 2013
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
Albany Symphony Orchestra (NY), $20,000
To support the American Music Festival: Migrations with related educational activities. Under the direction of Music Director David Alan Miller, the festival will take place at the Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center and will focus on human migrations, animal migrations, and immigrant history and culture. Concerts will feature works such as composer Derek Bermel’s concerto for jazz band and orchestra titled “Migration Series,” Michael Daugherty’s “Trail of Tears,” depicting the forced migration of the Cherokee nation from its ancestral lands; Manuel Sosa’s new commissioned work about the Hudson River and the Blackpoll Warbler, a bird that migrates from Venezuela, the composer’s homeland; and Daniel Visconti’s “Fleeing,” a work which chronicles the personal stories of refugees to America. Commissions also will include new works by composers such as Chris Cerrone, Jacob Cooper, Robert Honstein, Takuma Itoh, Andrea Reinkemeyer, and Kathryn Salfelder.
American Composers Orchestra, $25,000
To support the artistic and career development of emerging composers and new music readings. Plans include the Emerging Composers Laboratory, which will develop new repertoire and provide performance opportunities to composers early in their careers. Additionally, Music Director George Manahan will conduct the Underwood New Music Readings at the DiMenna Center, which will feature emerging composers selected through a nationwide search. Project activity also will include EarShot, an orchestra composition discovery program where the orchestra will work with the Detroit and Berkeley Symphonies to replicate the Underwood New Music Readings program in their own communities.
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a residency, commission, and premiere of a new work. Following a week of residency activities by composer Christopher Theofinidis, his new work will be premiered at Robinson Center Music Hall under the direction of Music Director Philip Mann. Prior to the premiere, Theofinidis will work with orchestra musicians as they rehearse. He also will work with underserved high school students in central Arkansas and take part in pre-concert lectures.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, $35,000
To support the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s performances of Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” in Atlanta and at Carnegie Hall in New York. In celebration of the centennial of composer Benjamin Britten, the orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Robert Spano, will perform the major choral work with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, the Gwinnett Young Singers, and guest artists soprano Evelina Dobracheva, tenor Anthony Griffey, and baritone Stephen Powell in Atlanta. The Brooklyn Youth Chorus will join the orchestra and its chorus for the Carnegie Hall concert.
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, $10,000
To support “City Wide Side-by-Side.” Plans include a concert offering amateur musicians the chance to perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony along with orchestra musicians under the direction of Music Director Jeri Lynne Johnson. Area amateur musicians will be selected through audition and will rehearse and perform with orchestra musicians. The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia will partner with the orchestra in the chorale finale. The event will be documented in a mini-documentary for broadcast on WHYY-TV and webcast.
Boston Symphony Orchestra, $75,000
To support Beethoven and the Piano, an initiative exploring the composer’s works for piano and orchestra and related educational activities. Plans include a complete cycle of Beethoven’s five piano concertos plus the Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano during the course of three successive concert programs featuring conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi and pianist Yefim Bronfman at Symphony Hall. The Boston Symphony Orchestra also will partner with the New England Conservatory, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Harvard University to program several free, ancillary public events surrounding the performances such as lecture demonstrations and film screenings.
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, $30,000
To support the Intensive Community Program, a string instrument training program serving inner-city youth. The program offers young elementary-aged children with no previous musical training weekly music lessons, ensemble classes, instrument rentals, and performance opportunities. The purpose of the program is to provide musical training from professional musicians to students who may not otherwise have access, enabling them after two to three years of intensive study to pass the audition into the youth symphony’s entry level orchestra.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society, $15,000
To support the world premiere and recording of a new work by composer Miguel del Aguila with related educational activities. Performed in Kleinhans Music Hall, the new work titled “Concierto Tango” will be conducted by Music Director JoAnn Falletta and feature Principal Cellist Roman Mekinulov as soloist.
The work will be recorded on the orchestra’s own Beau Fleuve label. Educational activities will include pre-concert lectures, workshops for university students by the composer, and a master class for young musicians by the cellist. The recording will be available on www.CDBaby.com and as digital download on a variety of sites.
Chicago Sinfonietta, $10,000
To support the Cross-Cultural Genre Fusion concert and related educational activities. The event, a multicultural exploration of the intersection between symphonic and electronic music, will feature a Bhangra DJ together with two guest conductors one Brazilian and one African American. Each conductor will conduct one half of the concert and will focus on their individual cultural heritage. Repertoire will include Villa Lobos’s “Bachianas Brasileras No. 2;” Jonathan Bailey Holland’s “The Party Starter;” and DJ Rekha’s work as a turntablist and her own work, “Piar Baile (Love Dance),” which combines Brazilian and Bhangra-rooted percussive themes. Educational activities will include pre-concert discussions and school visits.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, $75,000
To support a Schubert Festival. Plans include performances of the complete eight symphonies and the rarely performed choral work, Mass in A-Flat Major, all conducted by Music Director Riccardo Muti at the Symphony Center. A vocal series featuring the song cycles “Winterreise” and “Die Schone Mullerin” will be presented by German baritones Christian Gerhaher and Matthias Goerne. Soprano Susanna Phillips and bass-baritone Eric Owens will present a duo recital featuring songs with obbligato clarinet and horn. Pianist Mitsuko Uchida will perform and conduct a performance of “The Trout Quintet.”
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, $40,000
To support the MusicNOW Festival. The festival will include premieres and a recording of commissioned works by composers David Lang and Nico Muhly. Concerts also will feature music by composers Bryce Dessner, the festival’s artistic director and guitarist in the rock band The National; Jonny Greenwood, guitarist, and keyboard player of the rock band Radiohead; and composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Educational activities will include master classes, workshops, pre-concert lectures, career discussions by Ensemble-in-Residence Eighth Blackbird, and a composer’s forum for college students by Lang and Muhly.
Civic Orchestra of Chicago, $50,000
To support training and stipends for pre-professional musicians of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Culminating in as many as four full orchestra concerts, musical training for emerging musicians will include rehearsals, performances, and community engagement activities under the direction of conductor Cliff Colnot, guest conductors, and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The Cleveland Orchestra, $35,000
To support The Cleveland Orchestra’s semi-staged performances of Leos Janacek’s “The Cunning Little Vixen,” family-friendly productions of “The Clever Little Fox,” and related educational and outreach activities. The composer’s inspiration was a comic strip in the Czech newspaper “Lidove noviny.” Referencing back to this original form, these productions will use animation and videography to bring the operatic fantasy to life on the concert-hall stage. The creative team may include Music Director Franz Welser-Most, Stage Director Yuval Sharon, and video artist Bill Barminski; the artistic team will comprise American bass-baritone Alan Held, Czech soprano Martina Jankova, and American mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano.
Des Moines Symphony, $10,000
To support the State Fair Project including the commissioning and premiere of a new work. Each movement of composer Peter Hamlin’s new multimedia work will be a vignette of a typical scene at a state fair: a fiddle contest, prize animals, carnival shows, the hymn sing, and the midway. The work will be premiered on the grounds of the Iowa State Capitol and at the Iowa State Fair.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, $50,000
To support Orchestra Solos! with related educational activities. Plans include a series of concerts and a live webcast that will feature orchestra musicians as soloists, solo and chamber recitals, and related educational activities. Repertoire will include composer Elliott Carter’s “Remembrance” for trombone and orchestra, John Williams’ Tuba and Flute Concertos, Allan Gilliland’s Harp Concerto, and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins. Solo and chamber recitals by symphony musicians will take place in community venues and for students.
Eugene Symphony, $10,000
To support the Musician Development Residencies. Plans include extended residencies with conductor Grant Llewellyn and pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi in conjunction with a joint symphony concert. The project will provide professional and artistic development opportunities for symphony musicians. In addition, the artists will work with youth orchestra musicians and college students through rehearsal coachings, workshops, recitals, and master classes.
Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), $50,000
To support the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles at Heart of Los Angeles (YOLA at HOLA), an after-school, El Sistema-inspired program providing ensemble-based music instruction to students in central Los Angeles. The YOLA at HOLA program is a partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and is directly inspired by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel’s formative experience with El Sistema, Venezuela’s youth orchestra movement. Students take musicianship classes, sing and rehearse in instrumental ensembles after school for about three hours a day, five days a week, and instruments are provided free-of-charge. In addition, students are supported by daily academic tutoring
Houston Symphony, $32,500
To support concert presentations and a radio broadcast of composer Gustave Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with related educational activities. In celebration of the 100th anniversary season, the performances will be under the direction of former music director Christoph Eschenbach in Jones Hall. The 85-minute work will feature symphony musicians, Houston Symphony Chorus members, high school choristers, and members of the combined Houston Boychoir and Fort Bend Boys Choir of Texas. Educational activities will include lectures; panel discussions; pre-concert workshops; and a video with interviews, footage from dress rehearsals, and sound clips.
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, $22,500
To support a residency by the string trio Time for Three with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The trio performs music with roots in classical, bluegrass, and jazz. They will serve as creative directors for the symphony’s Happy Hour at the Symphony series where they will curate concerts in collaboration with New Amsterdam Presents, an artists’ service organization that promotes mixed-genre new music. Other activities will include a high school master class and performances at a statewide music educator’s conference.
Kansas City Symphony, $15,000
To support the Festival of Rhythm. Plans include multiple performances at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts led by Music Director Michael Stern, community concerts, and educational events. The percussion festival will include performances by percussionist Martin Grubinger performing composer John Corigliano’s percussion concerto “Conjurer” and a percussion ensemble concert for college students. Educational activities will include pre-concert lectures, a master class with Grubinger, KinderKonzerts and Link Up events to introduce children to percussion instruments, and school visits by symphony musicians.
Lexington Philharmonic, $16,500
To support a commission and composer residency. As part of the orchestra’s Saykaly-Garbulinska Composer-in-Residence program, composer Adam Schoenberg will create a new work and conduct residency activities including lectures, a composer workshop, a master class, and open rehearsals with the orchestra and the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra. The new work will be premiered at the Singletary Center for the Arts under the direction of Music Director Scott Terrell.
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, $22,500
To support Rising Voices, premieres and radio broadcasts of new works with related educational activities. Plans include premieres of music commissioned by composers Anna Clyne and Hannah Lash. Clyne’s “Prince of Clouds” will be a double concerto for two violins featuring soloists Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo and led by Guest Conductor James Feddeck. Educational activities will include school programs with the composers and lecture demonstrations. The premieres will take place at the Alex Theatre in Glendale and Royce Hall in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Philharmonic, $90,000
To support Minimalist Jukebox. The festival will feature John Adams as curator, conductor, and featured composer and will include orchestral performances, recitals, family concerts, and other events. Programs include the world premiere of composer Terry Riley’s Organ Concerto performed by Cameron Carpenter and conducted by Adams; the West Coast premiere of Louis Andriessen’s “De Materie” conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw and featuring the vocal ensemble Synergy Vocals; and performances of Philip Glass’s “the CIVIL warS: the Rome Section,” with the Los Angeles Master Chorale conducted by Music Director Grant Gershon. Educational activities will include a family concert and Upbeat Live, free pre-concert lectures by composers, scholars, and curators.
National Symphony Orchestra, $50,000
To support New Moves: Symphony + Dance, a performance project featuring works by American composers. Programming for the festival, directed by Guest Conductor Joseph Wilkins, will include works by John Adams, Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington, Michael Daugherty, George Gershwin, Marc Neikrug, and William Schuman, and will feature guest violinist Leila Josefowicz and two NSO principals, bassoonist Sue Heineman, and timpanist Jauvon Gilliam, as well as American dance companies KEIGWIN + COMPANY, the New Ballet Ensemble, and Jessica Lang Dance Company.
New Century Chamber Orchestra, $10,000
To support Atlantic Crossing, a performance project in partnership with San Francisco Chanticleer, the male a cappella vocal chorus. Programming under the direction of Music Director Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg will focus on music by European composers living and working in America during the years between the two world wars, as well as works from the great American Songbook canon by composers Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington. Concerts will take place at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco, the Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University in Palo Alto, and the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center in San Rafael.
New World Symphony, $60,000
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 successful musicianship in the orchestral field.
New York Youth Symphony, $15,000
To support the Growing Music initiative. Under the artistic leadership of Music Director Joshua Gersen, the youth orchestra musicians will participate in composition workshops, score reading, orchestration, as well as public performances of student compositions at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and Lincoln Center.
Oakland East Bay Symphony Orchestra, Chorus & Youth Orchestra, $15,000
To support the commissioning and performance of “Before Midnight” performed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony including educational activities. In celebration of the symphony’s 25th anniversary, the new work by composer Clark Suprynowicz and librettist Tanya Barfield will focus on the legacy of the Black Panthers. The score, conducted by Music Director Michael Morgan at the Paramount Theatre, will include symphonic elements along with music of the late 1960s such as rhythm and blues, gospel, doo-wop, and Motown. The work is set in Oakland, where the movement was founded and will be scored for onstage band, symphony orchestra, nine principal singers, and a chamber chorus. Educational activities will include school programs and a community forum.
Oakland Youth Orchestra, $12,500
To support the premiere of a new work by composer Nathaniel Stookey by the Oakland Youth Orchestra, and including residency activities. “Go,” the new work by Nathaniel Stookey, will be tailored to the strengths of OYO musicians. Based on the composer’s own experience as a youth orchestra member, the work to be conducted by Music Director Michael Morgan will be energetic and celebrate the exuberance of performing in a youth orchestra. Stookey will attend rehearsals to work with musicians in the interpretation of his new work. The premiere is scheduled during the 50th anniversary season of OYO.
Orchestra Iowa, $20,000
To support new productions of Igor Stravinsky’s ballets. Stravinsky works under consideration are “The Rite of Spring,” “The Firebird,” and “Petrouchka.” The productions will feature Orchestra Iowa’s music director and professional musicians in a collaborative partnership with Ballet Quad Cities from Rock Island, Illinois.
Pacific Symphony, $40,000
To support the American Composers Festival From Score to Screen. Programming will be directed by Music Director Carl St. Clair and curated by Richard Guerin, and will highlight orchestral works by award-winning Hollywood film score composers such as Bernard Herrmann (Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” and “North by Northwest”); Hans Zimmer (Ron Howard’s “The Da Vinci Code”); and Eliot Goldenthal (David Fincher’s “Alien 3”).
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, $10,000
To support performances of Antonio Vivaldi’s oratorio “Juditha Triumphans.” Under the direction of Music Director Nicholas McGegan, the project will include guest artists soprano Dominique Labelle and Mezzo-sopranos Vivica Genaux, Diana Moore, Cecile van de Sant, and Virginia Warnken, as well as the Philharmonia Baroque Chorale.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, $50,000
To support the Composer of the Year Residency Program. The project, titled the Year of the Pittsburgh Composer, will be directed by Music Director Manfred Honeck and will include two world premieres and three commissions. Featured composers include Richard Danielpour, Christopher Rouse, David Stock, Nancy Galbraith, Patrick Burke, Bomi Jang, Mathew Rosenblum, Reza Vali, and Amy Williams.
Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, $50,000
To support New Music for America, a national commissioning and performance consortium project. Featuring a new work by American composer Christopher Theofanidis, at least one small-budget orchestra from each of the 50 states will perform the new work at least once. The project will build on the success of two previous Ford Made in America projects which provided services and resources to orchestras with smaller operating budgets.
Portland Symphony Orchestra (ME), $15,000
To support Nine for Ninety: Beethoven and His Infinite Inspiration, a performance project celebrating the orchestra’s 90th anniversary season. Under the artistic leadership of Music Director Robert Moody, the orchestra, guest soloists and the Choral Art Society Masterworks Chorus of Portland will perform three of the nine Beethoven symphonies through five concert programs. Programming will include a new work written by a young composer selected through a national juried competition.
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, $10,000
To support the commissioning and performance of a new work for violin and chamber orchestra by composer David Fulmer. The premiere will feature guest artist Stefan Jackiw in performance with the orchestra at the historic Southern Theatre in Columbus.
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, $12,500
To support concert performances of Howard Hanson’s opera “Merry Mount” in Rochester and as part of the Spring for Music festival at Carnegie Hall in New York. Directed by Guest Conductor Michael Christie, performances of the work by Nebraska-born Hanson, director of the Eastman School of Music for 40 years, will feature vocalists from the school. Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera, the opera is loosely based on the Nathaniel Hawthorne story “The Maypole of Merry Mount” with a libretto by Richard L. Stokes.
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, $40,000
To support the Benjamin Britten Centenary Celebration, a performance project of the composer’s works. Under the artistic leadership of the orchestra’s Artistic Partner and violinist Thomas Zehetmair, programming will include Britten’s “Simple Symphony, Op.4,” “Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge,” and chamber opera “The Turn of the Screw,” as well as Arvo Part’s “Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten.”
San Francisco Symphony, $75,000
To support Beethoven and Bates, a performance project juxtaposing works by American composer Mason Bates with works by Ludwig van Beethoven. Directed by Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, programming will feature guest artists violinist Alexander Barantschik, soprano Laura Claycomb, mezzo-soprano Sarah Cooke, and tenor William Burden, as well as the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, $65,000
To support the Artistic Development Program of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. Designed to complement the youth orchestra’s core program of weekly rehearsals and concert performances, the free program will provide students with coaching, mentorship, and specialized training in chamber music. Students will receive free tickets to San Francisco Symphony performances and participate in master classes with guest artists such as composer John Adams, violinist Joshua Bell, and pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Participants also will rehearse at least twice a year with San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas.
Seattle Symphony, $40,000
To support the New Music WORKS performance project featuring new orchestral works by Janice Giteck, Richard Karpen, Gabriel Prokofiev, Luis Tinoco, and Du Yun. The programming will feature compositions that bridge traditional and contemporary cultures, a new co-created community composition involving northwest Native-American youth and artists, skill development opportunities for young composers, and educational engagement activities.
St. Louis Symphony, $50,000
To support Beethoven Reloaded: The Brett Dean Project, a performance project juxtaposing the works of Beethoven and Australian composer and violist Brett Dean. Among the featured works will be Dean’s “Testament” for 12 violas (inspired by Beethoven’s Heiligenstadt Testament) and his Viola Concerto, both performances featuring Dean in performance with the orchestra, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”).
Symphony Orchestra Augusta, $10,000
To support chamber music presentations and related residency activities. Plans include concerts by the Manhattan Piano Trio, the Escher String Quartet, and Trio Virado. Educational activities will include lecture demonstrations for the general public, elementary school students, and the Boys and Girls Clubs. Repertoire will feature works from a range of eras and styles including classical and contemporary music. The Escher String Quartet will perform an all-Mozart program in conjunction with the orchestra’s Mozart Composer Festival, an annual initiative of concerts and community programs designed to deepen understanding of iconic composers.
Tanglewood Music Center, $45,000
To support the Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood Music Center. The festival, directed by composers John Harbison and Michael Gandolfi, will feature chamber music and orchestral performances by resident musicians and guest artists. Works by a wide array of contemporary composers will be highlighted including both established and emerging composers.
Tucson Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the Young Composers Project (YCP). Students will learn to compose original works for orchestra, culminating in public reading sessions of their work by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra (TSO) and TSO String Quartet. Saturday sessions will begin with basic theory, ear training, and score reading as students learn about clefs, keys, modes, notation, chords, rhythm, form, ranges, and transposition. Each session will include a listening component with score study focused on orchestral repertoire. Students will learn to use Finale music notation software in the YCP lab to create their own works. At the end of the project, professional ensembles provide public readings of the student work, providing real time interactions between students, the orchestra, and the conductor.
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, $10,000
To support premiere performances of a percussion concerto by composer Andrew Norman. The premiere performances featuring guest artist Colin Currie, will be conducted by Music Director Thierry Fischer. The orchestral performances will take place at Abravanel Hall, and related rehearsals and performances of other works by the composer will be held at Libby Gardner Hall at the University of Utah.
Related Art Works, Part 1 Grants
Association of California Symphony Orchestras, $25,000
To support professional and leadership development and technical assistance programs for California orchestras. Plans include webinars, “Ask the Expert” conference calls, and an annual statewide conference. Additionally, project activities will comprise workshops for artistic and administrative staff, trustees, and volunteers from more than 150 orchestras.
Ballet Memphis Corporation, $10,000
To support the creation and presentation of dance works in a program titled World’s Wonders. Works presented will include Matthew Neenan’s “Water of the Flowery Mill,” Gabrielle Lamb’s “Manifold,” a new work by Ballet Memphis dancer Rafael Ferreras created in collaboration with Memphis Symphony Orchestra and U-Dig Dance Academy, as well as a work by an additional choreographer. The Ballet Memphis Cares program will offer free tickets to community groups and schools.
Bard College, $20,000
To support the Bard Music Festival and related educational activities. Led by the resident ensemble, American Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Artistic Director Leon Botstein, the festival will take place at the Richard B. Fisher Center and will explore the world and music of composer Franz Schubert by presenting a range of musical forms including chamber, choral, opera, and orchestral concerts. One performance will mark the bicentennial of Schubert’s first masterpiece, a setting of Goethe’s “Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel),” for soprano and piano composed on October 19, 1814, a date often called the birthday of the German Lied.
Bellingham Festival of Music, $10,000
To support the Bellingham Festival of Music, a summer festival featuring orchestral and chamber music concerts throughout the community. Plans include orchestra performances conducted by Artistic Director Michael Palmer with a guest artist appearance by violinist Stefan Jackiw; chamber music performances; and educational activities such as master classes, open rehearsals, and pre-concert lectures.
Boston University, $28,000
To support high school students participation in the Young Artists Orchestra and Young Artists Wind Ensemble as part of the Tanglewood Institute. Tanglewood Institute is an intensive, residential summer music program in Lenox, Massachusetts, for instrumental music students. Participation in these two ensembles provides students with opportunities for individual practice, chamber music experiences, large ensemble rehearsal and performance, private lessons, and master class participation. The Orchestra and the Wind Ensemble perform full concerts in Seiji Ozawa Hall on the main Tanglewood grounds.
Bravo! Vail, $16,000
To support Bravo! Vail, an annual music festival. The summer festival will feature orchestral concerts by the Dallas Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as chamber music and open rehearsals. The event also will offer public workshops and the Young Professional Ensembles-in-Residence Program. Broadcasts on Colorado Public Radio and educational outreach concerts will extend the reach of the festival.
Cabrillo Music Festival, $20,000
To support the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. The festival will feature concerts of music by living composers performed by the festival orchestra under the direction of Music Director Marin Alsop. Other activities include chamber music concerts, composers-in-residence, and a workshop for conductors and composers. Past composers-in-residence include Derek Bermel, Anna Clyne, Sean Friar, Kevin Puts, Christopher Rouse, among many others. Educational and outreach activities will include open rehearsals, panel discussions, and a street fair.
Carnegie Hall, $65,000
To support the National Youth Orchestra of the USA. Plans for the tuition-free program include an intensive two-week residency at State University of New York at Purchase for auditioned young musicians from around the country led by principal musicians from top U.S. orchestras. The program also will include a public performance at Carnegie Hall featuring violinist Gil Shaham conducted by David Robertson and a coast-to-coast national tour. Educational activities at each venue will include peer-to-peer exchanges by NYO musicians with local young musicians.
Chandler Center for the Arts, $15,000
To support a statewide orchestral music festival. Plans include the commissioning of a new work by composer Judd Greenstein with residencies and performances in as many as four Vermont communities. In partnership with the Orchestra Engagement Lab, teaching artists will be engaged with each community to develop programs that explore the theme of “My Hometown” culminating in the premiere of the new work performed by the Festival Orchestra conducted by Festival Director Paul Gambill.
Clarion Society, $10,000
To support Clarion Collegium Week and Concert. The collegium will bring together college students and young professionals from around the country as well as gifted New York City high school musicians in the early music field. Programs will include free master classes in Baroque and Classical performance practices. The week will culminate in a performance at the Americas Society, of composer Nunes Garcia’s “Requiem,” a rarely-heard 18th-century Brazilian work scored for orchestra, chorus, and soloists performed by the Clarion Choir and Orchestra and the Americas Society’s vocal ensemble Meridionalis.
Classical Kids Live!, $10,000
To support the creation of a theatrical symphony concert for children. Titled “Gershwin’s Magic Piano,” the work will be premiered by the National Symphony with pianist Kevin Cole at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The work, a theatrically-staged production for orchestra, two actors in period costumes, props, set pieces, and piano soloist, will be based on the life and music of pianist and composer George Gershwin.
Community Television of Southern California (aka KCET), $15,000
To support Open Call, a transmedia initiative of classical and jazz music performances on KCET-TV and on satellite television channels. Plans include the production and broadcast of performances by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Bakery, Camerata Pacifica, and the Colburn Orchestra. The broadcasts will be enhanced by a website that will include program notes; artists’ bios; artist commentary; interviews with conductors, composers, and artistic directors; and articles that provide historical and contemporary context.
Conductors Guild, $10,000
To support Conductor Training Workshops. Scheduled to take place at the Cleveland Institute of Music, at Richmond CenterStage with the Richmond Symphony, and at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with the Baltimore Symphony, the workshops will feature a faculty of conductors including Marin Alsop, Erin Freeman, Gustav Meier, Steven Smith, and Carl Topilow. The Richmond workshop will partner with the Sphinx Organization to promote the music of African-American and Hispanic composers. Also, individual soloists from the Sphinx Virtuosi roster will be invited to perform.
International Contemporary Ensemble, $35,000
To support a national tour of concerts, residencies, OpenICE outreach activities, and ICElab commissions. Plans for the tour will include concerts, workshops, and educational activities. Ensemble residencies will take place at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York City, Oberlin College, and New World Symphony among others. OpenICE, a new initiative, will feature free performances for underserved audiences at public libraries and community centers in Chicago, culminating in a final performance at the Chicago Cultural Center. ICElab will feature collaborations with emerging composers which will include commissions, residency workshops with each composer and the ensemble, and premiere performances in concerts across the country.
Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival (aka The Gilmore), $25,000
To support the biennial Gilmore Keyboard Festival. More than 100 events are planned including concerts, master classes, lectures, and public educational programs. Artists to be presented include the yet to be named 2014 Gilmore Artist and the two Gilmore Young Artists; prior Gilmore Artists Piotr Anderszewski, Ingrid Fliter, Kirill Gerstein, Alon Goldstein, Ralf Gothoni; guest pianists Emanuel Ax, Gilbert Kalish, Nicolai Lugansky, Daniil Trifonov, and Andre Watts; baritone Eric Owens; soprano Susanna Phillips; harpsichordist Jory Vinikur; blues artists Marcia Ball and Deanna Bogart; and jazz artists Jason Moran, Nachito Herrera, and Stephanie Trick.
Kravis Center, $10,000
To support multidisciplinary presentations. The Kravis Center will present Aquila Theatre, contemporary dance company Keigwin + Company, orchestra Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and pianist Christopher O’Riley.
League of American Orchestras, $97,500
To support the League of American Orchestra’s strategic services designed to strengthen orchestras through learning and leadership development, research, communications within the field, and the biennial National Conductor Preview. The League will focus on best-practices and host an annual national conference for more than 1,000 participants. Training and development opportunities will be provided to expand leadership skills. The National Conductor Preview will enable orchestra leaders to become acquainted with the skills of conductors early in their careers. The Information Research Center will conduct, analyze, and disseminate a wide range of surveys. The Hub, a special section of the League’s website, comprises online information aggregating the latest thinking, news, reviews, and personnel shifts in the orchestra world in one location.
Mann Center for the Performing Arts (aka The Mann), $25,000
To support the presentation of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at the outdoor summer festival in Fairmont Park. Programming will be directed by the festival’s Artistic Director Nolan Williams, Jr., featuring full orchestral repertoire, and will include the Philadelphia Orchestra’s premiere, under the direction of Guest Conductor Thomas Wilkins, of a new work by American composer Uri Caine celebrating the legacy of Octavius Valentine Catto, 19th-century civil rights pioneer and Philadelphia native.
Music Academy of the West, $10,000
To support performances of Bizet's "Carmen," as part of the Summer School and Festival program. The production will coincide with the 80th birthday of 2009 NEA Opera Honoree Marilyn Horne, who is well-known for her legendary portrayal of the title role in "Carmen" in performances worldwide during the course of her 30-year performing career. The academy's performance-based approach to classical music training will require that the cast and orchestra be comprised almost entirely of academy students, whose hands-on training for the production will expose them to a core piece of opera repertoire while also giving them professional experience with a French-language work. The artistic team will include the academy's director and mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, conductor James Gaffigan, and French diction coach Mary Blackwood Collier.
Nashville Ballet, $20,000
To support the staging and presentation of choreographer Jiri Kylian’s “Petite Mort” with live accompaniment by The Nashville Symphony. The work will be presented on the same bill as George Balanchine’s “Serenade,” along with a new dance production by Artistic Director Paul Vasterling, choreographed to an original composition by Ben Folds.
New Music USA, $65,000
To support new music through online resources at NewMusicBox.org and newmusicusa.org, as well as professional development, technical assistance, and editorial coverage of composers and artist residencies nationwide. New Music USA, a merging of two longstanding organizations of services to the field of new music (American Music Center and Meet The Composer), is committed to increasing opportunities for composers, performers, and audiences by fostering vibrant American contemporary music.
New School University, $15,000
To support the New School Concerts’ New York String Seminar Program. Targeted to emerging young musicians, the program will be directed by violinist and conductor Jaime Laredo and culminate in concerts at Carnegie Hall. The extensive training experience will be offered with full scholarships to talented high school and college-age string players that will be selected through national live auditions.
Perlman Music Program, $30,000
To support the Summer Music School, a summer music program held on Shelter Island, New York. Under the dedicated guidance of Toby and Itzhak Perlman, the Summer Music School’s faculty includes professional string musicians from around the country, providing mentorship and coaching in instrumental music to students. Students will have two hours of daily private lessons, time for individual practice, ensemble rehearsals, and performances. Participation in chorus rehearsals on a daily basis develops many essential skills that will strengthen instrumental students’ overall musicianship, including sight-singing and ear training.
Perlman Music Program Sarasota, $10,000
To support the Perlman Music Program Sarasota Winter Residency, a professional development program with violinists Itzhak Perlman and Toby Perlman. The intensive training program will engage young musicians in rehearsals, recitals, and concerts that will be free to the public.
Project STEP, $33,000
To support the Preparatory and Pre-College divisions of the Project STEP string instrument training program. Professional musicians will provide intermediate and advanced instrumental music instruction to minority students. Parent involvement is essential to the program. Through monthly meetings of the Parent Council, which comprises all Project STEP parents, families play a key role in the individual students’ music development.
Savannah Music Festival, $45,000
To support the annual Savannah Music Festival and related education and outreach activities. The 17-day, 100-program festival with more than 500 international artists, including the Branford Marsalis Quartet and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, will take place in Savannah’s Historic District.
Stanford University, $32,500
To support Musical Crossings, a performance project celebrating the works by immigrant composers who came to the U.S. between the world wars. The project, curated by the Executive Director Wiley Hausam with Dr. Stephen Hinton as the Kurt Weill project director, will feature works by composers Bela Bartok, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Fritz Kreisler, Miklos Rosza, and Kurt Weill, with performances by the Takacs Quartet, San Francisco Chanticleer with violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenburg, and the Stanford Philharmonia.
Stern Grove Festival, $35,000
To support the Stern Grove Festival. The festival will feature free outdoor performances as well as education and outreach programs. Artists under consideration include world music group Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, gospel musician Joshua Nelson, gospel singer Mavis Staples, indie folk-rock band Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Indian funk brass band Red Baraat, electronic music project the Mexican Institute of Sound, the San Francisco Opera, the San Francisco Symphony, and the San Francisco Ballet.
Third Street Music School Settlement, $20,000
To support the Pathways to Learning and Honors Enrichment programs. Professional musicians will provide music instruction to students in early childhood, including Suzuki violin, piano, and music and movement. Older students will have access to classes in music theory, band, orchestra, choir, dance, chamber music, jazz, and rock.
University of California at Berkeley, $30,000
To support the presentation and associated residency activities of choreographer Mark Morris’ evening-length work, “Acis & Galatea.” The large-scale dance production will be performed by Mark Morris Dance Group members, joined onstage by vocalists performing the roles of Acis, Galatea, Polyphemus, and Damon. Nicholas McGegan will conduct the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale.
University Musical Society, $50,000
To support Presentation and Contextualization, a series of performances and related engagement activities. Proposed artists will include writer/actor Rob Drummond, Kronos Quartet, dance ensemble Compagnie Kafig, Theatre des Bouffes du Nord, dancer Wendy Whelan, San Francisco Symphony, Batsheva Dance Company, and theater company Isango Ensemble.
University of Oregon, $22,500
To support the Oregon Bach Festival’s premiere performance of a reconstruction of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “The Passion According to St. Mark” by Artistic Director Matthew Halls. Directed by Halls, the performance at the Silva Concert Hall in the Hult Center for the Performing Arts will feature the festival chorus and orchestra. Halls also will deliver a lecture on the history and process of reconstructing the work that was lost shortly after Bach’s death in 1750.
William Jewell College, $10,000
To support the Harriman-Jewell Series’ Discovery Concerts, free recitals by emerging musicians. Directed by Executive and Artistic Director Clark Morris, the project will feature cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, pianists George Li and Simon Trpceski, and violist David Aaron Carpenter with the Salome Chamber Orchestra in free recitals at the Folly Theater and the Kauffman Concert Hall in downtown Kansas City.
Young Concert Artists, $40,000
To support the Young Concert Artists Series. The program is a professional development program of recitals and concerto debuts in New York City and Washington, D.C. The program also includes the commissioning of a new work by a young composer, career management for emerging classical performers and composers, and residencies in schools and community centers while the artists are on tour.
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