FY04 Heritage and Preservation

Boston Modern Orchestra Project, $20,000

To support compact disc recordings of works by American composers. Fourteen compact discs will represent either a premiere release or a new release of an out-of-print recording from a variety of composers, including Gunther Schuller, John Harbison, Michael Gandolfi, and Elliott Carter.

The Louisville Orchestra, $50,000

To support the Louisville Orchestra Preservation Project. The orchestra will continue documenting, cataloging, conserving, and disseminating its archival collections including its First Edition Recordings label.

Minnesota Orchestra, $40,000

To support the re-pressing and distribution of a 12 compact disc collection of recordings of historic performances by the Minnesota Orchestra. The set will be distributed to 1,000 music conservatories, schools of music, public libraries, and historical societies at no cost to recipients.

New York Pops, $10,000

To support the recording of Nathaniel Shilkret's Concerto for Trombone and its release on compact disc. Under the artistic direction of Skitch Henderson, trombone soloist Jim Pugh and the orchestra will perform the work, originally commissioned in 1943 by swing legendTommy Dorsey.

RELATED HERITAGE & PRESERVATION GRANTS Chicago Classical Recording Foundation, $10,000

To support a CD recording of the works of composer Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson. The Chicago Sinfonietta, the New Black Music Repertory Ensemble Quartet, and other artists will perform on the recording.