FY04 Creativity

Albany Symphony Orchestra, $25,000

To support Giving Voice, the second year of a three-year initiative designed to celebrate American music of the past, present, and future. The initiative will include the presentation of existing works by American composers as well as the creation and presentation of new works by emerging composers.
American Composers Orchestra, $50,000
To support the Emerging Composers Program, featuring commissions and performances of new works by early-to mid-career American composers, as well as related residency activities.
American Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support the presentation in thematic concert format of U.S. premieres and rarely performed works by established composers and the associated educational activities. Composers include Frank Bridge, Paul Hindemith, Anton Rubenstein, Franz Schreker, and Richard Wagner.
Apollo's Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, $10,000
To support performances and radio broadcasts of early-Romantic symphonic music on period instruments. Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3 and Symphony No. 7 and Schubert's Unfinished Symphony will be performed in Akron at Oberlin College and at Severance Hall in Cleveland.
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Society, $10,000
To support concert performances of Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, sung in Italian with English supertitles. Two performances are planned for Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock.
Bangor Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support Back to the River-a Penobscot River Tour, featuring performances and associated educational activities centered around a new work by Thomas Oboe Lee.
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, $30,000
To support the 25th anniversary season of Kent Nagano's musical leadership and legacy through a series of commissions, performances, and residency activities by Japanese composers.
Boston Modern Orchestra Project, $15,000
To support a production of Nixon in China by John Adams with libretto by Alice Goodman. In consortium with the Boston Academy of Music, the New England premiere of this opera will feature two fully staged performances at the Emerson Majestic Theater in Boston.
Boston Symphony Orchestra, $75,000
To support premiere performances of four new works by American composers Milton Babbit, John Harbison, Leon Kirchner, and Charles Wuorinen. The orchestra also will perform Elliott Carter's Symphonia, a large-scale orchestral work augmented by a commissioned overture.
Bronx Arts Ensemble, $10,000
To support a one-week residency by composer and performer Papo Vasquez and the Bronx Arts Ensemble at Hostos Community College in Brooklyn. The residency will include performances of Mr. Vasquez's Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite as well as classes taught in music appreciation and composition.
Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, $40,000
To support Stolen Goods, a concert featuring works by composers Lukas Foss, John Corigliano, and Richard Strauss. The Brooklyn Philharmonic, under the direction of guest conductor JoAnn Falletta, will perform in the historic Gilman Opera House at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra (Consortium) , $35,000
To support the Composer Mentorship Program. The project will provide young composers with professional development in compositional training, community outreach, educational activities and some business skills.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, $22,500
To support presentations of Richard Einhorn's Voices of Light paired with Carl Dreyer's 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc. The work is scored for chorus, soloists, and orchestra and contains a libretto drawn from ancient writings of female medieval mystics including Joan of Arc herself.
The California Symphony, $12,500
To support the Young American Composer-in-Residence Program. The year-long residency of composer Kevin Beavers will include recorded reading sessions, high school visits, and the creation and presentation of a new work.
Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor. In celebration of the orchestra's 50th anniversary, choirs from around the region will collaborate on a joint performance in spring 2005.
Chicago Sinfonietta, $20,000
To support concerts showcasing an African-American soloist and an African-American composer. Chicago Symphony trumpeter Tage Larsen and composer Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson will be featured in two separate programs.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra (on behalf of Civic Orchestra of Chicago), $50,000
To support a professional development program for pre-professional musicians. The program prepares the young musicians of the Civic Orchestra for positions in leading professional orchestras by offering professional coaching, mock audition seminars, and guest-artist master classes.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, $75,000
To support a month-long festival exploring the impact of Ludwig van Beethoven and Arnold Schoenberg on the evolutionary progress of music. Music director Daniel Barenboim will conduct performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Chorus, and guest soloists at Symphony Center.
The Cleveland Orchestra (Consortium), $50,000
To support the first year of the Cleveland-San Francisco Exchange, a two-year venture to present each orchestra in the other's home city. Plans for the first year include three performances by the San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting in Cleveland's Severance Hall.
The Cleveland Orchestra, $50,000
To support An American Mosaic, an exploration of the heritage of American classical music by American conductors and composers. The two-month exploration will feature performances of works by Walter Piston and Leonard Bernstein; premieres of works by composers Uri Caine and Susan Botti; and guest conductors including James Conlon, Alan Gilbert, and David Zinman.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, $75,000
To support the creation, presentation, national radio broadcast, and residency activities featuring new works by Hannibal Lokumbe and Jonathan Holland.
Eos Orchestra, $17,500
To support the creation and presentation of new works for orchestra and percussion solo by Ned Rorem and David Lang, featuring percussionist Evelyn Glennie. Two performances are planned for the Concert Hall at the Ethical Culture Society in New York City, as well as open rehearsals and symposia with the composers and soloist.
Florida West Coast Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the Sarasota Music Festival. Under the artistic leadership of Paul Wolfe, the three-week chamber music festival will encompass professional development activities for emerging musicians, as well as concert performances.
Grand Rapids Symphony, $12,500
To support a week-long Beethoven festival. The Grand Rapids Symphony, in collaboration with the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, will present orchestral, chamber, and recital concerts under the artistic direction of music director David Lockington.
Grant Park Orchestra, $25,000
To support a season-long commitment to the performance of John Corigliano's music, programmed for the Grant Park Music Festival. In celebration of the inaugural season of the Frank Gehry designed Music Pavilion at Millennium Park in Chicago, an average of one Corigliano work per week will be presented on the main stage series of the festival.
Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, $10,000
To support the creation and presentation of a work for young audiences by composer Linda Tutas Haugen. The new work, based on the children's book The Quiltmaker's Gift by Jeff Brumbeau, will be scored for narrator and orchestra and incorporate traditional American folk instruments.
Houston Symphony, $35,000
To support the continuation of the Concerto Commissioning Project. Composer Damian Montano will create a new concerto for piccolo, contrabassoon, and chamber orchestra.
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, $35,000
To support the Freedom Initiative, a programming initiative in celebration of the orchestra's 75th anniversary season. Plans include concerts, a commission, world premieres, a festival of women composers, and numerous educational activities.
Kansas City Symphony, $17,500
To support Lewis and Clark: A Musical Journey, featuring the premiere, tour, and recording of a work by composer Robert Kapilow. Celebrating the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, the new work will be performed in Kansas City, MO and surrounding communities as well as in Sioux City, IA.
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, $20,000
To support educational activities and emerging guest artists' fees. Activities include two pairs of concerts featuring area-debut performances by two artists and a Meet the Music school outreach session in an area elementary school.
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (Consortium), $25,000
To support performances of J.S. Bach's cantatas by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Society and Los Angeles Master Chorale. The concerts will be conducted by Bach scholar Helmuth Rilling and presented in Royce Hall on the campus of the University of California-Los Angeles and at the newly constructed Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Los Angeles Philharmonic, $50,000
To support First Nights: An Introduction to the Great Works. The Los Angeles Philharmonic, with music director Esa-Pekka Salonen, will re-create the world premieres of cornerstone works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Berlioz, and Steven Stucky through readings and theatrical presentations.
Los Angeles Philharmonic (Consortium), $100,000
To support Building Music, a project exploring the relationship between music and architecture. Celebrating the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic will perform music written for or about landmark buildings.
Nashville Chamber Orchestra, $12,500
To support the biennial guitar festival. American composer David Balakrishnan will be commissioned to write a new work for two guitars, violin, and chamber orchestra, and the work will be premiered during the 2004 festival.
National Symphony Orchestra, $65,000
To support Beethoven by Mahler, an exploration of Beethoven's symphonies in score editions that were prepared and edited by Gustav Mahler. Concerts will take place at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, and are scheduled for a subsequent East Coast tour through North Carolina and Florida, culminating in a performance at Carnegie Hall.
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, $50,000
To support co-festivals commemorating the 100th anniversary of Antonin Dvorak's death and in celebration of his musical influences on the U.S. The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra will present linked Dvorak festivals, using the composer's 9th Symphony as a programming centerpiece.
New World Symphony, $60,000
To support the Musician Professional Development Program. The program, under the artistic direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, will prepare young artists for musical leadership positions in the orchestral field.
New York Philharmonic, $100,000
To support Contemporary Perspectives, a series that will feature diverse works by contemporary composers. The New York Philharmonic, under the direction of music director Lorin Maazel, will perform world premieres as well as repeat performances of previously commissioned works at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Oakland East Bay Symphony, $10,000
To support premiere performances of new works by American composers. Composers will include Ingram Marshall, Anthony De Ritis, Bright Sheng, and Jackie Hairston.
Orchestra 2001, $15,000
To support the recording and performances of works by American composer George Crumb. The project will present The American Song Cycle in Philadelphia, Swarthmore, PA, and New York City.
Pacific Symphony Orchestra, $55,000
To support the American Composers Festival: Tradewinds from China. The Pacific Symphony will present new and existing works by Chinese American composers in concert and through educational programs.
The Philadelphia Orchestra, $90,000
To support the exploration of composer Olivier Messiaen's works, a programming initiative for the inaugural season of music director Christoph Eschenbach. The orchestra will perform four weeks of orchestral chamber music programs spanning Messiaen's career.
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, $15,000
To support the presentation of Handel's oratorio Samson in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Palo Alto. The performances, directed by music director Nichalos McGegan, will be preceded by free concert lectures.
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, $50,000
To support the Symphony Society's 125th anniversary celebration by highlighting works the Saint Louis Symphony has premiered during its long history. The project will include a commission and premiere of a new work by Robert Kapilow.
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, $50,000
To support commissions and performances of contemporary American works. The concert series, "American Music of Our Time," will include premiere works by Paul Schoenfeld and Roberto Sierra, as well as works by John Cage, Lucas Foss, Osvaldo Golijov, David Hahn, and Tan Dun.
San Francisco Symphony, $100,000
To support the Beethoven and His Contemporaries Festival and national broadcasts of the performances. The three-week, ten-concert festival will include Beethoven's orchestral, operatic, and chamber repertoire, and will include works of other late 18th- and early 19th-century composers.
Santa Rosa Symphony, $15,000
To support Dvorak in America, a festival on the life and music of Antonin Dvorak, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the composer's death. Plans include three chamber music concerts, three open rehearsals for area school students, and a concert using slides, musical excerpts, and commentary by music director Jeffrey Kahane.
Seattle Symphony, $50,000
To support Uniting Symphonic Voices: The Journey of the American Symphony, 1880-1950 and a Stravinsky Festival. The festivals will include educational and outreach components.
Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the Dvorak in America festival, including concerts, educational programs, and art exhibits commemorating the 100th anniversary of Antonin Dvorak's death.
Tucson Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support a commissioning and presentation project celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Performances of new works by five composers will be presented in Tucson, as well as in Green Valley, Oro Valley, and Ajo, AZ.
Virginia Symphony, $10,000
To support the Exploring Beethoven Festival. Conducted by music director JoAnn Falletta, performances will feature Beethoven's symphonies and chamber works.


Cabrillo Music Festival, $10,000

To support a professional development program for conductors. In partnership with the Conductors Guild, the training will afford emerging conductors the opportunity to lead small and large ensembles, program contemporary works, and collaborate with composers.
Carnegie Hall, $75,000
To support the Perspectives series. Curated by pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, soprano Dawn Upshaw, composer John Harbison, and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, the series will include 20 performances of solo, chamber, and orchestral music including premieres of commissioned pieces and professional training workshops for singers, composers, and conductors.
Concert Artists Guild, $20,000
To support classical guitar performances and master classes. Four concerts by international artists will take place at the Belding Theater in Hartford.
Kent State University, Main Campus, $10,000
To support faculty artists' fees for the professional development of advanced music students at the Kent/Blossom Music program. Nationally selected, post-secondary music students will spend summer weeks under the mentorship and instruction of Cleveland Orchestra musicians, the Miro Quartet, and other prominent faculty members.
Ridge Street Theater, $23,000
To support the creation and presentation of A Day in Gotham. The multimedia and orchestral work is a collaborative effort by composer Michael Gordon, filmmaker Bill Morrison, visual artist Laurie Olinder, and the American Composers Orchestra.
Sphinx Organization, $60,000
To support the artistic development of the Sphinx Symphony, a unique ensemble of professional African American and Latino musicians from orchestras and institutions around the country. The Sphinx Symphony will perform two concerts at Orchestra Hall in Detroit, each featuring young soloists.
Young Concert Artists, $25,000
To support the presentation of the Young Concert Artists Series of recitals and concerto debuts by young musicians, winners of annual auditions, in New York City and Washington, DC.