FY09 Arts on Radio and Television

GRANTS TO ORCHESTRAS
Announced April 30, 2009

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

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support the BP Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series. Carried on 262 stations, the two-hour programs are heard by an estimated weekly audience of 354,300 listeners.

The New York Philharmonic, $35,000

To support the production of national radio broadcasts of performances by the New York Philharmonic during its 2009-10 season. Approximately 2.5 million listeners will hear each two-hour program in the 52-week series.

San Francisco Symphony, $125,000
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.

San Francisco Symphony, $20,000
To support production and post-production costs for a radio series featuring Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony. The programs will be associated with the television series Keeping Score.

RELATED ARTS ON RADIO & TELEVISION GRANTS

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 2009. A national television audience of 10 to 12 million watches these 90-minute programs each year.

From the Top, $60,000
To support production of the public radio series From the Top. The weekly, hour-long radio program features performances by young classical musicians ages 8 to 18.

From the Top, $70,000
To support production of the television series From the Top: Live From Carnegie Hall. The series will consist of 13 programs featuring young classical musicians performing for a live audience.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, $150,000
To support the production and broadcast of the television series Live From Lincoln Center. In 2010, the series will be aired on PBS stations in all 50 states, reaching an average of five million viewers per program.

Minnesota Public Radio, $220,000
To support the production, acquisition, and national radio broadcast of classical music programming. In 2009-2010, programs such as Performance Today, SymphonyCast, St. Paul Sunday (to be renamed), and Pipedreams will reach as many as four million listeners each week.

National Public Radio, $70,000
To support the production, acquisition, and distribution of music programming. Through its Digital Music Initiative, NPR has created an extensive online Web site as a music resource for public radio stations and the public, and will offer new and archival musical performances to stations for broadcast.

Window to the World Communications, $45,000
To support the production and national distribution of the radio series Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. The series consists of weekday one-hour programs focusing on classical music in an informed, educational, and entertaining manner.