FY06 Arts on Radio and Television

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the production and distribution of the radio series Indianapolis On-The-Air. Featuring the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the 13-part series is heard on more than 250 radio stations in 41 states.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, $10,000
To support the production and national distribution of a series of radio programs featuring live performances of the Mozart piano concertos. Produced by Classical KUSC, the series will include performances by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra led by music director Jeffrey Kahane.

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the production of a series of radio programs featuring the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. The WFMT Radio Network will distribute 13, two-hour concert programs to 241 cities across the country.

New York Philharmonic, $50,000
To support the production of national radio broadcasts of performances by the New York Philharmonic from its 2006-07 season. Approximately 5 million listeners will hear each two-hour program in the 39-week series.

San Francisco Symphony, $170,000
To support a public television series featuring Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony. Keeping Score is designed to help a national audience appreciate the relevance of classical music in contemporary life.


Capital Concerts, $25,000
To support staging and related costs for The National Memorial Day Concert and A Capitol Fourth, two patriotic concerts at the United States Capitol to be nationally broadcast live on PBS in 2006. A national television audience of 10 to 12 million watches these 90-minute programs each year.

From the Top, $60,000
To support the production of the public radio series From the Top. The weekly, hour-long radio program features performances by young classical musicians (ages eight to 18), interviews, and guest artists.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, $150,000
To support the production and broadcast of the television series Live From Lincoln Center. In 2007, the series will be aired on PBS stations in all 50 states, reaching an average of five million viewers per program.

Minnesota Public Radio, $125,000
To support the production and national broadcast of classical music programming. In 2006-07, programs such as St. Paul Sunday and Pipedreams, broadcasts of the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra series, and a choral music series will reach millions of listeners each week.

National Public Radio, $125,000
To support Classical Music Initiative. The project will include the recording, acquisition, and national radio broadcast of selected American orchestral performances on Performance Today, SymphonyCast, and Creators @ Carnegie; the presentation of American operatic productions for the World of Opera; and coverage of classical music throughout NPR's news programs.

WGBH Educational Foundation, $50,000
To support the production of From the Top for Television. Intended for national broadcast, the 13 half-hour programs will celebrate young classical musicians whose passion and talent for music is exceptional.

Window to the World Communications, $75,000
To support the production and national distribution of the radio series Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. The series consists of daily (Monday through Friday) one-hour programs focusing on classical music in an informed, educational, and entertaining manner.