FY00 Heritage and Preservation

Alabama Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To Donate Celebrate America, an annual free concert event. On April 22, 2000, in downtown Birmingham's historic Linn Park, the Alabama Symphony will present a concert recognizing veterans of World War II.

Chicago Sinfonietta, $22,500
To Donate the recording of the African Heritage Symphonic Series with the Chicago Sinfonietta under the direction of Dr. Paul Freeman. This 2000-02 project will feature the recording of work by twentieth-century composers and the re-recordings of selected works from the Black Composers Series (Columbia Records), first issued in the mid-1970 s.

Nashville Symphony (Consortium), $40,000
To Donate Symposium 2000, a consortium project of the Nashville Symphony, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, and Tennessee Players, Inc. Through musical performances and dialogue, Symposium 2000 will celebrate the contributions of Albert Schweitzer and Johann Sebastian Bach.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $50,000
To Donate a consortium project by the New Jersey Symphony and Rutgers State University's Institute of Jazz Studies, celebrating the rediscovery of 23 "lost" scores of jazz great Charlie "Bird" Parker. During the year 2000, the Symphony and guest jazz artists will tour performances of these works to Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Newark; and a scholars' symposium will be held at Rutgers State University.


Society for the Performing Arts, $7,500
To Donate the commission and performance of The Legend of Barbara Jordan by composer Hannibal Lokumbe. The Houston Symphony will perform in this year 2000 presentation.