FY09 Access to Artistic Excellence (part 2)

GRANTS TO ORCHESTRAS
Announced April 30, 2009

Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.

American Composers Orchestra (consortium), $25,000
To support Orchestra Underground Concerts, New Music Readings, and educational outreach activities, including master classes, instrumental workshops, and composer discussions. In collaboration with the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, the orchestra will perform in concert and present orchestral reading sessions for emerging composers in the area.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, $40,000

To support ASO Around Georgia, a community partnership initiative of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The tour will include performances and outreach activities as a means to cultivate meaningful partnerships between the orchestra and communities across the state.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, $75,000
To support the International Folk Arts Project, a series of concerts with related educational activities. Conceived by Music Director Marin Alsop, the programs will feature classical orchestral works influenced by folk and traditional music styles.

Boston Modern Orchestra Project, $25,000
To support compact disc recordings of works by American composers. The world-premiere releases of orchestral works by composers Lisa Bielawa, John Cage, and Alan Hovhaness will be recorded on three separate discs.

Colorado Music Festival, $15,000
To support education and outreach programs. Plans include a Young People's Concert, workshops for children, pre-concert lectures, open rehearsals, master classes, and the production of musical guides for festival audience members.

Contemporary Youth Orchestra, $7,500
To support Music and Its Industry: Commercials and Television, a concert and education project. Plans include concerts and Community Connections workshops that will focus on music of contemporary culture as it is used in commercial advertising and television programs.

Delaware Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To support outreach performances throughout the state, including concerts for students. In an effort to serve a broader population throughout the state, concerts will take place in Lewes and Dover, Delaware.

Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, $10,000
To support in-school concerts for elementary, middle, and high school students, and Music for Life, a program for senior citizens in hospitals and nursing homes. Activities will include recitals, demonstrations, and discussions on music careers.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, $30,000
To support a touring program of concerts and educational activities in rural communities of Texas.

Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To support educational outreach activities. Year-long performance and educational activities will take place in rural communities including Hudson Falls and Amsterdam, New York.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra (SC), $10,000

To support the GSO Summer Series at Heritage Park. The series will include symphonic concerts held at the outdoor amphitheater in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

Hartford Symphony Orchestra, $25,000
To support Musical Pathways, an educational and community engagement program. Activities include Symphony in the Schools, discussions on music criticism, pre-concert talks, family matinees, the 11th annual I Have a Dream Martin Luther King, Jr., concert, and Musical Dialogues featuring performances by and discussions with African-American and Latino communities.

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support Sound Discovery, a music education program. The project involves open rehearsals with Lido, an illustrated conductor's baton, that will be presented to adults and students in the fifth grade and older; Friday Nights for Generation X, Y and Next performances; Music Discovery Experience; and Symphonic Concerts for Children, designed for students in the third through fifth grades.

Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, $15,000

To support the Philharmonic String Program. Graduate students from the University of Kentucky will be chosen to participate in the program, which provides professional development and training for string players.

Louisville Orchestra, $10,000
To support MetroMUSIC, an education program that includes after-school residencies for youth and adults with special needs, a chamber concert series, and community concerts.

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, $40,000
To support a statewide tour by the orchestra. Performances in communities across Wisconsin will be conducted by new Music Director Edo de Waart and resident conductor Stuart Chafetz.

Minnesota Orchestra (consortium), $50,000
To support free outdoor community concerts. In partnership with the Plymouth Civic League, the performances will take place in Minneapolis, Plymouth, Excelsior, and Winona, Minnesota, and in Hudson, Wisconsin.

Nashua Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support a statewide tour by the orchestra. Performances of New Hampshire composer Joseph Schwantner's orchestral work Chasing Light. . ., commissioned through the Ford Made In America program, will take place in the cities of Keene and Derry and in New Hampshire's North Country.

New Century Chamber Orchestra, $15,000
To support a chamber orchestra tour in Colorado, Wyoming, and California. Repertoire will span the early 20th century to the present, including a new work by an emerging composer.

New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support a statewide tour to small, rural, and underserved communities of New Mexico. The project also will offer educational activities in Albuquerque-area schools, such as in-school ensembles, youth concerts, and an Ambassador of Music program.

Omaha Symphony, $15,000
To support a statewide educational outreach program. The orchestra will present performances, interactive workshops, youth concerts, and a choral performance program in communities across Nebraska.

Peoria Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support community and student outreach concerts. The orchestra will perform concerts in venues, including the Peoria Civic Center, the Caterpillar Performing Arts Center in Washington, Illinois, and private homes and other intimate settings.

The Philadelphia Orchestra (consortium), $60,000

To support Neighborhood Concerts. In partnership with the Deliverance Evangelistic Church, the orchestra will perform free concerts and ancillary activities in several Philadelphia locations.

Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, $7,500
To support free community outreach concerts. Music Director Daniel Spaulding and the orchestra will present performances in Philadelphia and Chester, Pennsylvania, and Trenton, New Jersey.

Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, $10,000

To support an educational outreach program by the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. Performances will introduce orchestral music to elementary school children in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $50,000
To support a community outreach concert. In partnership with the Hill House Association, the orchestra will perform in the Hill District community of Pittsburgh and provide transportation for community residents to attend activities at the orchestra's home stage.

Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, $5,000
To support Adventures in Music, an educational outreach program. Activities will provide K-5 students with live performing arts programs supported by educational curriculum materials.

Post-Classical Ensemble (consortium), $20,000
To support Interpreting Stravinsky, a three-day music festival. In partnership with Georgetown University, the orchestra will present lectures and performances of works by Igor Stravinsky on the university's Washington, DC campus and at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland.

Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, $17,500
To support the Building Bridges Project--Sharing Music, an educational outreach program. The series of concerts, master classes, and lectures will feature American premieres of works influenced by Israeli, Persian, and Egyptian cultures as a means to engage the area's diverse Arab-Muslim and Jewish populations.

San Diego Symphony, $20,000
To support education programs for young audiences. The orchestra will present concerts and expand its programming to include Family Festivals, Kinder Koncerts, and Young People's Concerts.

Santa Cecilia Opera and Orchestra, $10,000
To support Discovering Music, an educational outreach program in underserved communities of Los Angeles. The project, led by Artistic Director Sonia Marie De Leon, will provide orchestral performances and education programs in venues ranging from elementary schools to community centers.

Santa Monica Symphony, $7,500
To support the SMSO Community Music Project. Plans include ethnically diverse programming for symphonic concerts, a concert for students featuring young artists, community and school chamber concerts, and an Adopt-a-School program.

Seattle Symphony (consortium), $50,000
To support ACCESS, an outreach performance and education program for underserved communities. In partnership with the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, the orchestra will engage children and families in diverse Seattle neighborhoods through activities such as artist residencies, school concerts, and teacher training workshops.

Symphony in C, $7,500

To support the Professional Development Internship Program for young musicians. All of the musicians, as well as a young conductor, will participate in performances, educational outreach activities in schools, an orchestral summer camp, and a string training program.

Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, $25,000
To support a concert tour to New York's North Country. The orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Daniel Hege, will perform concerts in rural and underserved communities.

Tucson Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $10,000
To support the Southern Arizona Residency. In collaboration with the Bisbee Community Chorus, the project will consist of educational activities and a public concert in rural communities in southern Arizona.

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support a statewide tour to underserved rural communities. The orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Grant Cooper, will introduce orchestral music to new audiences throughout West Virginia.

Related Access II Grants

Bellingham Festival of Music, $10,000
To support the Bellingham Festival of Music. The two-week summer festival will feature orchestral and chamber music concerts at venues throughout the community.

Eastern Music Festival, $25,000
To support educational outreach activities, including performances, a summer institute for adults, and a range of camps for children and youth. Plans include student, faculty, and guest artist performances throughout North Carolina and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

From the Top, $10,000
To support educational outreach activities. Youth musicians that appear on the weekly classical radio program will take part in Cultural Leadership workshops and also perform concerts in schools and community venues.

Hot Springs Music Festival, $7,500
To support the 2009 Hot Springs Music Festival Mentorship Program. The program pairs a group of highly skilled musicians and educators with an international pool of competitively selected apprentices to provide experience through open rehearsals and performances before live and radio broadcast audiences.

Lutheran Summer Music, $7,500
To support the Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival. Established for high school orchestra, choir, band, and keyboard students, the month-long summer residential program will offer training and performance opportunities for students, faculty, and guest artists on the campus of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (consortium), $25,000
To support Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery, an educational outreach program. In partnership with the Musical Arts Association (aka The Cleveland Orchestra), the program comprises activities for teachers and students from elementary through high school.

Music Journeys, $10,000
To support soloist and conductor fees for a compact disc recording of three new works by American composer Aaron Jay Kernis. The recording will feature violinist James Ehnes, pianist Andrew Russo, conductor JoAnn Falletta, and the Prague Philharmonia.

Ravinia Festival, $12,500
To support community outreach and education programs. The festival will continue its partnership with the Lawndale community to bring music performances and education to Westside Chicago.