FY00 Creation and Presentation

Albany Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To Donate Composing the Future: An American Orchestra Building the American Concert Repertoire, the first of a three-year celebration of American composers and their music. During 2000-2001, the Albany Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and two smaller ensembles made up of ASO orchestra musicians will commission, present, and record for national distribution the music of established and emerging American composers, thereby broadening the American symphonic repertoire.

American Composers Orchestra, $45,000
To Donate 20th Century Snapshots, including new music reading sessions for composers, commissioning of a new work by an emerging composer, and performances of significant and rarely performed American works of the late 20th century. During 2000-2001, the Orchestra will mark the new millennium by introducing composers to the orchestral world through a national composition search, theme concerts at Carnegie Hall, and expanded audience development initiatives to document and disseminate the work of American composers.

American Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To Donate Classics Declassified, a set of concerts in a non-traditional format designed to make classical music accessible to a broad and more diversified public. Presented at Cooper Union, an alternative venue selected for its informal appeal and accessibility in New York City, the American Symphony Orchestra aims to attract new listeners to classical music and to expand audiences for concert performances in 2000 and 2001.

Apollo's Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, $5,000
To Donate performances, national radio broadcast, and recording of a compact disc of Monteverdi's opera L'Orfeo. The performances and recording sessions, on period instruments, are to take place in February 2000 at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $45,000
To Donate A King Celebration, a consortium project of performances, educational outreach activities, and a national radio broadcast in a tribute to the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Consortium members of this 1999-2000 project are: Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center on behalf of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (Georgia), Morehouse College (Georgia), and National Public Radio (District of Columbia).

Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, $5,000
To Donate an orchestral reading project, Under Construction, affording composers the opportunity to hear their orchestral works performed for the first time. The Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will perform these works as they evolve throughout the 1999-2000 year.

Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra, $5,000
To Donate the creation and presentation of new orchestral works by two composers, Valerie Budayr and Thomas Porter. The two works will commemorate the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-1806 and their Native American guide Sakakawea in time for the Lewis and Clark bicentennial.

Boston Symphony Orchestra (Tanglewood Music Center), $50,000
To Donate the Festival of Contemporary Music at the Tanglewood Music Center. During August 2000, the week-long Festival will feature up to seven concerts of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and one concert of the Boston Symphony Orchestra as part of Tanglewood's 10-week summer festival.

Charleston Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $32,000
To Donate a consortium project of a concert version of Porgy & Bess by George Gershwin. Together with the College of Charleston School of the Arts and the South Carolina Historical Society, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra will produce the three concert performances in April 2000 at Gaillard Municipal Auditorium in Charleston.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, $35,000
To Donate music concerts featuring principal and section orchestra musicians as soloists with the orchestra and its chamber ensembles. Aimed at raising the esprit de corps and maintaining a high level of interest among the ranks of musicians, these concerts will provide an expanded range of performances available to Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra audiences during 2000-2001.

The Cleveland Orchestra, $175,000
To Donate Bridging the Century, a performance project by The Cleveland Orchestra. In this 1999-2000 initiative, the Orchestra will showcase compositional and cultural styles that have influenced 20th century works for string instruments and preview a new work for strings at the dawn of the 21st century.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra, $40,000
To Donate a residency with composer Lowell Liebermann. During 2000-2001, plans include the creation and presentation of four new orchestral works, a recording to be distributed nationally, and radio broadcasts reaching listeners in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, $5,000
To Donate the creation and performance of a new work for orchestra by Steve Heitzeg celebrating the heritage of the family farm, and orchestral concerts featuring all-Mexican repertoire. The commission by Minnesota composer Steve Heitzeg, Symphony to the Prairie Farm, and the two Mexican repertoire concerts will be part of a community festival of Mexican culture.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, $75,000
To Donate a residency with composer Michael Daugherty. Activities will include the creation of two symphonic works, performances and educational activities in Detroit and on a national tour, and performances for national radio broadcasts.

Eugene Symphony Orchestra, $6,500
To Donate the presentation of a commissioned work, The Spirit of Time, by Robert Kyr, the centerpiece concluding a two-year program. The work, to be premiered in November 2000 and broadcast on public radio station KWAX-FM, emphasizes peace and non violence, and includes texts written by Nobel Peace Prize laureates.

Eos Orchestra, $10,000
To Donate Eos Orchestra's festival Celluloid Copland, featuring performances, a recording, and television broadcasts of seldom heard film music of Aaron Copland in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of his birth. The festival concerts will take place in March 2000 at the New York Society for Ethical Culture and at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, along with symposia and film screenings designed to explore and celebrate Copland s contributions to orchestral music.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic, $15,000
To Donate Unplugged, Fort Wayne Philharmonic's informal classical concert series. During 2000-2001, Unplugged concerts will be hosted by a local television personality and feature casually dressed orchestra members under live video images projected on a large screen.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To Donate performances at the Concerts in the Garden Summer Music Festival by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and guest artists. The 10th annual Festival in the summer of 2000 consists of 18 concerts of music of various cultures performed for audiences of all ages and ethnic backgrounds.

Handel & Haydn Society, $25,000
To Donate concert performances of Mendelssohn's Elijah. This concert will be held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Boston's Symphony Hall, along with public forums, lectures, and school programs.

Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra, $5,000
To Donate a residency by the Chester String Quartet with the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra. The ensemble musicians will serve as principals or associate principals for specific concerts to enhance the string sections in the orchestra, participate in outreach services, and perform a chamber series in downtown Lansing.

Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To Donate a commissioning and presenting project by the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. The new work by composer Behzad Ranjbaran will be premiered by the Symphony at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach during 1999-2000.

Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, $5,000
To Donate Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra's performances of Baroque music played on period instruments. Entitled Yearning for an Age of Enlightenment, this project will include a guest appearance by countertenor Brian Asawa and performances of a symphony by Joseph Boulogne Saint-Georges.

Los Angeles Philharmonic, $100,000
To Donate a festival by the Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrating the music of Igor Stravinsky on the 30th anniversary of the composer's death. The 2001 Stravinsky Festival, under the artistic direction of Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, will present the composer's diverse orchestral and chamber music works in several venues in Los Angeles.

Minnesota Orchestra, $100,000
To Donate up to thirteen major commissions by the Minnesota Orchestra in the first phase of its centennial celebration. During 1999-2001, the Minnesota Orchestra will premiere the new work by eleven selected composers.

National Symphony Orchestra, $35,000
To Donate the National Symphony Orchestra's Piano 2000 Festival. Music Director Leonard Slatkin will lead the Orchestra's celebration of the instrument in a series of performances by the Orchestra and guest pianists at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

New Century Chamber Orchestra, $5,000
To Donate the premiere performances of a string-orchestra transcription of Aaron Jay Kernis 100 Greatest Dance Hits, originally written as a guitar quintet. This year 2000 project will feature guitarist David Tanenbaum and the New Century Chamber Orchestra.

New York Philharmonic, $150,000
To Donate One Generation, Three Voices, the New York Philharmonic's presentation of new and recent works by three American composers. This festival will take place during 2001 at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, with national radio broadcasts and a Live From Lincoln Center telecast.

Oakland East Bay Symphony, $12,000
To Donate a commissioning and presenting project by the Oakland East Bay Symphony. Two world premieres and four West Coast premieres will occur during 1999-2000.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Inc., $20,000
To Donate residencies, concerts, workshops, and symposia by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C. During 1999-2000, the Orchestra will share its creative process as a conductorless ensemble with artists, scholars in other disciplines, and businesses, as well as general audiences.

The Philadelphia Orchestra, $100,000
To Donate the production and performances of Arnold Schoenberg's Gurrelieder by The Philadelphia Orchestra. Performances will be held during 2000 in Philadelphia's Academy of Music and at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, $20,000
To Donate the presentation of Henry Purcell's The Fairy Queen for the opening of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra's 20th season. This English opera, based on William Shakespeare's A Midummer Night's Dream, will be performed on period instruments.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, $75,000
To Donate the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's performances of new repertoire at new sites. This year 2000 project will include the College Outreach Festival, premieres of works by two, young BBC Masterprize Competition finalists, and world premieres of two symphony commissions.

Portland Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $15,000
To Donate the Portland Symphony Orchestra's residencies in rural Maine, a consortium project with the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the University of Maine at Machias. This six-month project will provide audiences with the opportunity to experience live performances by professional musicians.

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, $6,500
To Donate the commissioning and performances of three new works by Boston area composers Marti Epstein, Michael Gandolfi, and Tison Street. The premiere performances will take place at the Sanders Theatre in Cambridge during the year 2000.

Saint Louis Symphony, $100,000
To Donate a presenting project by the Saint Louis Symphony celebrating composer Kurt Weill's 100th birthday. This 1999-2000 project will include a festival of performances and related activities.

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, $45,000
To Donate performances of twentieth-century American works by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. This 1999-2000 project will include four world premieres of works by Aaron Jay Kernis, Edgar Meyer, Michael Daugherty, and Daniel Godfrey.

San Francisco Symphony, $150,000
To Donate the San Francisco Symphony's An American Retrospective, a festival celebrating innovation in American music over the past one hundred years. This commissioning and presenting project will be directed by Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas.

Seattle Symphony, $60,000
To Donate Focus on American Music, a presentation project exploring American, European, and Pacific Rim influences on American music and composers. This 2000-2001 project will culminate in a two-week, Pacific Rim festival of concerts and activities.

Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To Donate a touring project to underserved, rural communities throughout central and northern New York State. The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra's 2000-2001 project will continue to build the Orchestra's regional presence in New York State.

Tuscaloosa Symphony, $5,000
To Donate the U.S. premiere of Russell Smith's Percussion Concerto by the Tuscaloosa Symphony. This 1999-2000 project will feature percussionist Michael Rosen and Music Director and Conductor Louis Lane.

The Women's Philharmonic, $35,000
To Donate the broadcast and dissemination of the American Women Masters Series, a compilation of defining compositions by women composers in the 20th century. The Women's Philharmonic will identify, perform, and broadcast by radio key works by women composers, and generate an archival compilation of the series for inclusion in the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, and other appropriate venues.

Related Grants

American Composers Forum, $32,500
To Donate performances, radio broadcasts, commissions, and a compact disc recording of the Sonic Circuits Electronic Music Festival in American Composers Forum (ACF) chapter cities nationwide. During 2000-2001, the Festival will travel via compact disc to the ten chapters of ACF which include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.

Carnegie Hall, $100,000
To Donate the American Project, a showcase of live and television broadcast concerts at Carnegie Hall featuring distinctive American music and distinguished musicians from throughout the United States. The American Project is designed to expose the work and talent of American musicians during 2000-2001 and reflect Andrew Carnegie's vision of excellence on stage.

Concert Artists Guild, $15,000
To Donate national concert presentations of young classical musicians on the Concert Artists Guild roster, and their performances on radio and the World Wide Web. Featuring contemporary music and collaborations between Guild artists during 2000-2001, 100 concerts of soloists and chamber ensembles will be presented in urban, suburban, and rural venues across the country, and in an extensive New York Concert Series.

New Sounds Music (Consortium), $10,000
To Donate a consortium commissioning and presenting project of a new work for saxophone quartet and orchestra by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom. The five consortium partners for this 1999-2001 project are New Sounds Music (the PRISM Quartet) (New York), Chautauqua Institution (New York), Interlochen Center for the Arts (Michigan), Lancaster Festival Orchestra (Ohio), and Orchestra 2001 (Pennsylvania).

Plymouth Music Series, $35,000
To Donate the year 2000 Witness program featuring commissions of new work along with the works of neglected and forgotten composers. This tenth annual program by the Plymouth Music Series ensemble singers, chorus, and orchestra will include educational events for the annual February Witness subscription concert, a young people's concert, a school residency program in Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools, and regional and national broadcasts on public radio.

WNYC Radio, $25,000
To Donate WNYC Radio's Masterwork Competition, a national composing competition in collaboration with the American Composers Orchestra. During 2000-2001, the work of three semifinalists will be performed in a WNYC/Internet broadcast concert at Carnegie Hall.

Young Concert Artists, $35,000
To Donate the presentation of the Young Artists Series recitals and concerto debuts by young musicians who are winners of the annual Young Concert Artists' Auditions. This 1999-2000 project will feature ten concerts in New York City and four concerts in Washington, D.C.

Cabrillo Guild of Music/Cabrillo Music Festival, $5,000
To Donate the presentation of orchestra programs featuring modern symphonic works by living American composers, with accompanying activities for young audiences during the Cabrillo Music Festival. The year 2000 Festival will include 12 contemporary American symphonic works in four programs with seven American composers participating.

Chinese Cultural Productions, $5,000
To Donate performances by the New Century Chamber Orchestra, the Alexander String Quartet, and erhu instrumentalist Jie-Bing Chen in a full-length concert of string compositions by composer Gang Situ. These concerts, featuring original works that explore contemporary American art, culture, and society, will be held at San Francisco's Herbst Theater in the year 2000.

Early Music Guild of Seattle, $6,000
To Donate a J. S. Bach Festival to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the composer's death. The year 2000 Festival will celebrate the opening of a new performance facility in Seattle, and include performances by three early-music ensembles: the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the Tudor Choir, and Gallery Concerts.

Indiana State University, $5,000
To Donate the 34th Annual Contemporary Music Festival. This three-day festival will bring together composers, the Louisville Orchestra, and a chamber ensemble; and host over ten guest lecturers, open rehearsals, and music seminars.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, $70,000
To Donate Lincoln Center Festival 2000. For three weeks in July 2000, major artists and ensembles from the U.S. and abroad will be presented in concert halls and theaters at Lincoln Center and at neighboring venues.

Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (Consortium), $10,000
To Donate a consortium project with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for commissioning a new work by American composer Libby Larsen. The resulting work will be premiered during the Pittsburgh Symphony's 2000-2001 subscription season

Ojai Festivals, $15,000
To Donate the year 2000 Ojai Festival. Directed by conductor Sir Simon Rattle, the Festival will celebrate its 54th anniversary with performances by ensembles, soloists, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

OK MOZART, $20,000
To Donate the 2000 OK Mozart Festival in several locations in the Bartlesville, Oklahoma community. Performances will range from orchestral to chamber music and recitals, and will include the premiere of Ochelata's Wedding, an opera buffa by composer Jean-Michel Damase.