FY03 Creativity

Albany Symphony Orchestra, $19,000
To support the creation and presentation of new works by emerging composers. A total of 16 new works will be commissioned and performed by the orchestra and a smaller new music ensemble comprised of orchestral musicians.

American Composers Orchestra, $50,000
To support Improvise!, a series of concerts, commissions and educational activities focused on improvisation and the symphony orchestra. Activities will occur in April 2004 at various venues in New York City including Carnegie Hall, Aaron Davis Hall, the Knitting Factory, and at Miller Theater at Columbia University.

Apollo's Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, $12,500

To support the presentation, educational activities and national radio broadcast of the Saint Matthew's Passion by Bach, on period instruments. Under the direction of conductor Jeannette Sorrel, the two performances will be sung in English and will take place in March 2003 in Akron and at Severance Hall in Cleveland.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, $65,000
To support A King Celebration, a project in tribute to the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The project will be comprised of performances, educational outreach activities and a national radio broadcast.

Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, $25,000
To support the creation and presentation of a secular oratorio by Kurt Rohde. The work, Bitter Harvest (a love story), scheduled to be premiered in the spring of 2004, will explore the psychological roots of racial prejudice among American farmers.

Boston Modern Orchestra Project, $10,000

To support the American Orchestra Music Initiative in the presentation and recording of works by American composers. Works by John Harbison and Augusta Read Thomas will receive their regional premieres in Boston during 2003 and will be recorded by Albany Records for the first time.

Boston Symphony Orchestra (on behalf of Tanglewood Music Center) , $50,000
To support the Festival of Contemporary Music. The Tanglewood Music Center will present the week long event featuring five to seven concerts by ensembles of Tanglewood fellows and guest artists.

Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, $40,000
To support The American Lollapalooza Project, a series of concerts, a commission and education outreach activities. The works of seven American composers, both established and emerging, will be presented in a pair of concerts with accompanying community and education events in February 2003.

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, $30,000
To support Intimate Portraits, a series of concerts for chamber orchestra. Each of the three concerts planned during the 2002-03 season will showcase different sections of the orchestra: winds, brass, percussion and strings.

California Symphony, $10,000

To support the Young American Composer-in-Residence Program (YACR). The 18-month residency program in 2003 and 2004 will include recorded reading sessions, commissions and premieres of three new works, and pre-concert discussions.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, $90,000
To support MusicNOW, a series of concerts of the music of living composers, recorded for radio broadcast. The 13 concerts scheduled in the spring of 2003 will include works by eight composers including world premieres of two commissions.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra (on behalf of Civic Orchestra of Chicago) , $35,000
To support a professional development program for pre-professional musicians. The program prepares the 96 musicians of the Civic Orchestra to compete for positions in leading professional orchestras by offering coaching, mock audition seminars and master classes.

Cleveland Orchestra, $90,000
To support a performance project titled A Sound Beginning. The project will introduce new works to the Cleveland Orchestra's repertoire and celebrate the new leadership of music director Franz Welser Most.

Columbus Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support the Contemporary Music Festival. In a consortium with Ohio State University, the performances by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra will include student and faculty ensembles, local artists and music scholars.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, $50,000
To support the creation and presentation of a new composition by Michael Daugherty and related residency activities. The new work, a violin concerto, will be premiered by violinist Pamela Frank and recorded for broadcast in May 2003.

Eos Orchestra, $15,000
To support Mass en Masse, a concert that will examine the mass as a musical art form. This celebration of the mass form will explore how three composers of diverse styles have adapted it.

Eugene Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the 10th anniversary performance of John Adams' Violin Concerto and educational activities associated with the project. The concert will feature the violinist for whom the work was written, Jorja Fleezanis, and will include string and composition workshops, a new music recital and a lecture.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic, $17,500
To support Unplugged, Fort Wayne Philharmonic's informal classical concert series. During 2002-03, Unplugged concerts will be hosted by a local celebrity and feature casually dressed orchestra members under live video images projected on a large screen.

Grand Rapids Symphony, $10,000
To support the creation, presentation and recording of works by Adolphus Hailstork for the 75th anniversary season. The recording will couple Mr. Hailstork's newly commissioned work, Symphony #3, with his never-recorded Symphony #2.

Handel & Haydn Society, $27,500
To support Exploring the Italian Baroque, a series of concerts for chorus and orchestra. Three concerts, all under the direction of Music Director Grant Llewellyn, are planned during 2003-04 that will be enhanced by lectures, discussions and articles by Baroque scholars.

Houston Symphony, $40,000
To support the Concerto Commissioning Project--the creation and presentation of a new concerto for a principal player in the orchestra. Samuel Adler will compose a concerto for French horn, with William Ver Meulen, Principal Horn of the Houston Symphony, as soloist.

Kansas City Symphony, $15,000
To support the Strategic Programming Initiative, a series of concerts and educational activities. The four concert programs will each be performed three times during the spring of 2003.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, $22,500
To support a commission and premiere of a work for chamber orchestra by composer-in-residence designate Pierre Jalbert. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will perform the work at the Alex Theatre in Glendale and Royce Hall on the campus of the University of California-Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Philharmonic, $90,000
To support world premieres of commissioned works by John Adams, Tan Dun, Liza Lim, Magnus Lindberg, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Steven Stucky. The project will include educational and outreach activities focusing on the project's programming themes.

The Minnesota Orchestra, $70,000
To support the creation and presentation of three new works by American composers John Corigliano, Aaron Jay Kernis and Stephen Paulus. The project will be part of Minnesota Orchestra's Centennial Commissioning Project, a ten-year effort that began in 1999.

Monadnock Music, $10,000
To support free concerts by soloists, ensembles and chamber orchestras presented in 18 rural towns. During July and August of 2003, Monadnack Music, under the direction of Music Director James Bolle, will present three free concerts per week.

Nashville Chamber Orchestra, $10,000
To support the American Song Festival, a six-concert project celebrating the American art song. The festival, directed by music director Paul Gambill, will include the commission and premiere of a new work by Dr. J. Mark Scearce based on a text by Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison.

National Symphony Orchestra, $65,000
To support Soundtracks: Music and Film, a festival examining the history of music in film. Music director Leonard Slatkin and guest conductor John Williams will conduct the National Symphony Orchestra in performances, and will lead discussions and demonstrations.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, $30,000
To support a three-week Winter Festival, an exploration of American roots in works at the turn of the 20th century. The orchestra will perform works by Chadwick, MacDowell, Ives, Gottschalk and Still.

New World Symphony, $50,000
To support the Musician Professional Development Program. The program will prepare young artists for musical leadership positions in the orchestral field through performance, multidisciplinary coaching and community outreach.

New York Philharmonic, $100,000
To support Ives in Perspective, a three-week festival featuring the music of composer Charles Ives (1874-1954) and his contemporaries. This 50th-anniversary commemoration of Ives's death will include chamber music, song recitals, scholarly seminars, an exhibition and other activities.

Oakland East Bay Symphony, $10,000
To support commissions and premieres of new works by American composers. The Oakland East Bay Symphony will perform commissioned works by Jake Heggie, Omar Sosa and Michael Kaulkin, as well as new works by Joshua Feltman and Noah Schwartz.

Oregon Symphony, $15,000
To support the performance and recording of orchestral works by American composers. The Oregon Symphony will premiere a commission by composer John Peel and record John La Montaine's Wilderness Journal and Andre Previn's Piano Concerto.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, $10,000
To support the commissions of new work by composers Gunther Schuller and Olly Wilson. The two chamber orchestral works will be performed during the 2003-04 season.

Pacific Symphony, $50,000
To support The American Composers Festival: Beyond Category, a performance project showcasing American composer William Bolcolm. Repertoire for the 2003 spring festival will include Bolcolm's Songs of Innocence and Experience.

The Philadelphia Orchestra, $90,000

To support Robert Schumann: Poet and Romantic, a five-week festival exploring the music of Schumann and composers linked to him. Wolfgang Sawallisch, in his final season as music director, will conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra in Philadelphia and New York City.

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, $15,000
To support the presentation of Handel's oratorio Jephtha in September 2003. The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, under the direction of music director Nicholas McGegan, will give five performances at venues throughout the Bay Area.

Pittsburgh Symphony, $30,000
To support Reflections on Shostakovich, a thematic project exploring Dmitri Shostakovich's music and his influence on other composers. The 2003 project, directed by music director Mariss Jansons, will include the commission and premiere of a new work by Michael Hersch.

Portland Symphony Orchestra (Maine) , $15,000
To support the recording, editing and mastering of concerts for statewide radio broadcasts. The Portland Symphony Orchestra performances will reach more than 52,500 people via Maine Public Radio stations during 2003.

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, $10,000
To support the scoring of New Morning for the World: Daybreak of Freedom by Joseph Schwantner. The work, originally written for narrator and full orchestra in 1982, is a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, $10,000

To support a commission of a new work by composer Michael Daugherty. The ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of music director Timothy Russell, will premiere the work as part of its 25th-anniversary celebration.

Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, $10,000
To support the commission and premiere of a piano concerto by Richard Cumming. The work will be written for pianist John Browning on the occasion of his 70th birthday in 2003.

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, $50,000
To support the commissioning and premiere of new works by Americans Dominick Argento and George Tsontakis and Brazilian Sergio Assad. Performances will be held at St. Paul's Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and the Ted Mann Concert Hall on the campus of University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

San Francisco Symphony, $100,000
To support Wagner, Weill, and the Weimar Republic, a project that will explore the music of Germanic composers. Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas will direct the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and guest artists in concerts during the two-week festival.

Seattle Symphony, $65,000
To support Then and Now, a performance project that will feature music from the last 100 years. It will include a May festival, The World Looks West, and a number of educational and outreach activities.

Related Grants


American Music Center (Multidisciplinary), $23,000
To support the commissioning of collaborative Web-based works. Composers will be paired with visual or performing artists to create new works of art that incorporate music and new media.

Aspen Music Festival, $35,000
To support the American Academy of Conducting, a professional development program for post conservatory musicians. Under the direction of music director David Zinman and conductor Murry Sidlin, the summer 2003 project will engage 24 participants in an extensive conducting institute.

Cabrillo Music Festival, $10,000
To support a new music conductor training program. The summer 2003 professional development program will partner with the Conductors Guild to provide 20 conductors with training opportunities.

Carnegie Hall, $100,000
To support the Perspectives series, including performances, premieres of commissioned pieces and training workshops. Developed by pianists Mitsuko Uchida and Emanuel Ax, soprano Dawn Upshaw and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, the series will include 23 self-curated performances in 2003-04.

Concert Artists Guild, $22,500

To support career development of emerging classical musicians through national concert engagements. In diverse venues across the country, 100 performance opportunities will allow artists on the Concert Artists Guild (CAG) roster to hone performance skills and improve powers of communication.

New School University (on behalf of New School Concerts), $10,000
To support the New York String Seminar Program for emerging young musicians. The professional development program, directed by violinist and conductor Jaime Laredo, will culminate in two concerts at Carnegie Hall in December 2003.

Orange County Philharmonic Society, $12,500
To support the co-commission and performance of Terry Riley's Sun Rings, with sound and images from NASA's Voyager missions. Offered as part of the fifth annual Eclectic Orange Festival, the Southern California premiere will be performed by the Kronos Quartet and the Pacific Chorale.

Sphinx Organization, $60,000
To support a professional development project for emerging young string instrumentalists. The Sphinx Symphony Concert and Sphinx Honors Concert will present young musicians in concert at Orchestra Hall in Detroit.

Young Concert Artists, $22,500
To support the presentation of the Young Concert Artists Series of recitals and concerto debuts by young musicians. The 2003 project will feature nine concerts in New York City and five in Washington, D.C.