FY03 Arts on Radio and Television

New York Philharmonic, $55,000
To support the production of live, monthly radio broadcasts of performances by the New York Philharmonic in 2003-2004. Approximately five million listeners will hear each two-hour program.

San Francisco Symphony, $200,000
To support a public television series featuring Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony. The Music Show is designed to help a national audience appreciate the power and relevance of classical music in contemporary life.

Radio and Television Grants to Related Organizations:  

Concert Productions, $115,000
To support the production of the public radio series From the Top to be broadcast in 2003-2004, as well as a two-hour From the Top television special to be taped in Carnegie Hall. The weekly, hour long radio program features performances by exceptional young classical musicians, ages nine to 18, interviews, guest artists and a 15-year-old "roving reporter" who profiles the young musicians.

Minnesota Public Radio, $125,000
To support the production and national broadcast of classical music programming in 2003-2004. St. Paul Sunday, Pipedreams, Composers Datebook and broadcast concerts by the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will reach more than 1.3 million listeners each week.

National Public Radio, $150,000
To support the NPR Classical Music Initiative. The initiative will fund Performance Today, SymphonyCast and World of Opera broadcasts, as well as the production of music segments for NPR's news programs.