FY12 Art Works (part 1)


Announced November 17, 2011 Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.

Albany Symphony (NY), $15,000
To support the American Music Festival: Indigenous Americana. The five-day festival, focusing on indigenous arts, folk culture, and "roots" movements in North America, will feature works by composers Michael Daugherty, Gabriela Ortiz, John Harbison, and Chris Brubeck along with commissions by composers Dan Visconti, Takuma Itoh, Leanna Primiani, Kyle Blaha, Ted Hearne, Dan Cooper, David Mallamud, and Judd Greenstein.

American Composers Orchestra, $30,000
To support the Co-LABoratory initiative. Through a series of activities -- including workshops, symposia, commissions, open rehearsals, premieres, and online streaming designed to help up to six composers develop new ideas that stretch their artistic vision -- the initiative will be a season-long research and developmental laboratory for the creation of new, risk-taking orchestral music.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, $35,000
To support the Orchestra Fellows Program for musicians of color. Plans for the second year of the program will include mentorship activities, private coaching, audition preparation, and training for outreach and educational events.

Berkeley Symphony, $15,000
To support commissions, premieres, a mentorship program, and residency activities with composers Paul Dresher and Steven Stucky. Plans include four one-week residencies plus a commission and premiere of a new work by Stucky; a commission and premiere of a new work by Dresher featuring two of his invented instruments, the Quadrachord and the Hurdy Grande; and participation by both composers in the Under Construction mentorship program for local emerging composers.

Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, $10,000

To support The Black Mozart: Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint George and his Contemporaries, a concert program with related educational activities and radio broadcast. Plans include a concert of works by Boulogne, a prominent musical figure of African descent in Paris in the second half of the 18th-century, along with works by Mozart and Haydn; an open rehearsal with mini-conducting lessons for area school children; and a radio broadcast on Philadelphia based WRTI-FM.

Boston Symphony Orchestra, $60,000
To support performances of the world premiere of composer John Harbison's Symphony No. 6 and other new music performances with related educational activities. Works to be performed include the premiere of Harbison's new work conducted by David Zinman, Mark-Anthony Turnage's From the Wreckage (a trumpet concerto) conducted by Andris Nelsons, and Esa-Pekka Salonen's Violin Concerto conducted by the composer.

Boston Symphony Orchestra, (on behalf of Tanglewood Music Center), $50,000
To support the Festival of Contemporary Music at the Tanglewood Music Center. The five-day festival, directed by composers John Harbison and Oliver Knussen, will feature chamber music and orchestral performances by resident musicians and guest artists.

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, $40,000
To support the Intensive Community Program, a string instrument program. Targeting inner-city youth, the program offers a two-week summer music workshop, followed by weekly music lessons, ensemble classes, and performance opportunities during the school year.

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, $15,000
To support performances of American music with related educational activities. Plans include a concert of music by composers Aaron Copland (Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo), John Adams (Lollapalooza), Roy Harris (Symphony No. 3), and Mark O'Connor (Improvised Violin Concerto) with the composer as soloist.

California Symphony, $10,000
To support the Young American Composer Residency. Plans for the residency with composer D. J. Sparr include the commissioning and premiere of a new work developed through reading sessions and feedback from the orchestra's musicians and conductor as well as taking part in educational activities with school children.

Chicago Sinfonietta, $10,000
To support commissions, performances, and related educational activities in celebration of the first season of music director Mei-Ann Chen. Plans include premieres of commissioned works and arrangements by composers Nicole Mitchell and Randall Fleisher.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, $75,000
To support Keys to the City Piano Festival. The three-week festival, featuring pianist Emanuel Ax as curator, will offer free and ticketed concerts in a variety of programming, including solo recitals, piano duets, concertos, chamber music, and jazz events.

Civic Orchestra of Chicago, $50,000
To support training and stipends for pre-professional musicians of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Culminating in four full orchestra concerts, the musical training will include rehearsals, performances, and community engagement activities under the direction of conductor Cliff Colnot, guest conductors, and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

El Paso Symphony Orchestra, $30,000
To support the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras program. Students advance musical skills in lessons and participation in small group ensembles based on age including The El Paso Youth Orchestra, the El Paso Symphony Youth String Ensembles, the El Paso Youth Symphonic, and the El Paso Youth String Philharmonic.

Eugene Symphony, $10,000
To support the Laura Avery Visiting Masters Program, an artistic development program for student musicians. Launched in the symphony's 2005-06 season, the program is an annual series of artistic development activities for student musicians in Eugene, Springfield, and Roseburg, Oregon, offering master classes, coaching sessions, lectures, and workshops by guest artists such as pianist Emanuel Ax and violinist Midori who will be featured in 2012.

Kansas City Symphony, $15,000
To support the world premiere of new works by composers Stephen Hartke and Daniel Kellogg and related educational activities. The premiere of the new works, part of a series of events celebrating the fountains of Kansas City, will commemorate the inaugural performance season performing in Helzberg Hall at the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Los Angeles Philharmonic, $70,000
To support the Mahler Project. Plans include performances of all nine symphonies by Gustav Mahler performed with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela along with chamber music, family and community concerts, and educational programs.

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, $22,500

To support Louisiana Musical Treasures, a concert celebrating 200 years of Louisiana statehood and related educational activities. The concert will examine the polyphonic classical music tradition of New Orleans from the early 19th-century to the 1930s in works by composers Andre Ernest Modeste Gretry, Vincente Martin y Soler, and Georg Schmitt, and will culminate with a big band-style performance of Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton's GanJam.

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, $25,000

To support Run Up to Carnegie, a performance project in Milwaukee and in New York City as part of the Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall. Programming will feature works by three generations of French composers--Claude Debussy, Olivier Messiaen, and Qigang Chen--as well as related educational activities.

Minnesota Orchestra, $50,000

To support the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, a professional development project directed by the institute's composer and new music adviser Aaron Jay Kernis. As many as eight composers, selected competitively from a pool of 150, will participate in the week-long institute, which will enable them to hear first-hand their work performed by a full orchestra.

National Symphony Orchestra, $40,000
To support The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna, a month-long tribute to that region's impact on the history of Western music, directed by music director Christoph Eschenbach. Programming will include orchestral and chamber works by Bela Bartok, Antonin Dvorak, Franz Liszt, Zoltan Kodaly, and the Strauss family, and will feature guest artists Anne Schwanewilms, Nathalie Stutzman, Steve Davislim, Rogert Holl, and the Washington Chorus.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the commissioning and world premiere performances of new works by composers Richard Danielpour and George Walker. The works will be conducted by music director Jacques Lacombe on two different concert programs during the year, and the Danielpour violin concerto premiere will feature guest artist violinist Gil Shaham.

New World Symphony, $60,000
To support the Musician Professional Development Program. Under the artistic direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, the program will utilize performances, coaching, and community outreach activities to prepare young artists for musical leadership positions in the orchestral field.

New York Philharmonic, $60,000
To support an artist residency by pianist Emanuel Ax. During the residency, the artist will collaborate with the orchestra's artistic leadership on programming and participate in orchestral and chamber music performances and educational and audience engagement activities.

New York Pops, $10,000
To support Patti Austin Sings Ella Fitzgerald's Gershwin Songbook, a concert performance at Carnegie Hall in tribute to Ella Fitzgerald's 1959 Grammy Award-winning five-volume recording of Gershwin standards. Under the direction of music director Steven Reineke, the orchestra will collaborate with the Library of Congress, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, and the Nelson Riddle Trust to present singer Patti Austin in the concert program.

New York Youth Symphony, $20,000
To support the Growing Music initiative. The youth orchestra musicians will participate in composition workshops, score reading, orchestration, as well as public performances of student compositions at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and Lincoln Center.

Oakland East Bay Symphony, $20,000
To support All That Jazz, a performance project featuring guest artists including jazz composer and pianist Taylor Eigsti, vocalist Paula West, and violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain. The orchestra, under the direction of music director Michael Morgan, will perform recent works by Eigsti, a Bay Area native, and the west coast premiere of Romain's Voodoo Violin Concerto, featuring the composer in performance with the orchestra.

Pacific Symphony, $45,000
To support A Nowruz Celebration festival celebrating the ancient Persian New Year and exploring Persian music influences on American composers. The festival, directed by music director Carl St. Clair and artistic adviser Joseph Horowitz, will showcase A Peace Oratorio, a new work by Richard Danielpour,
an American composer of Persian descent.

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, $12,500
To support performances of George Frideric Handel's oratorio Alexander's Feast, under the direction of music director Nicholas McGegan. The project will include guest artists soprano Dominique Labelle, tenor James Taylor, and baritone Philip Cutlip, as well as the Philharmonia Chorale with chorale director Bruce Lamott.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, $70,000

To support the Composer of the Year project, an artist residency with composer Steven Stucky. The orchestra will perform the composer's Spirit Voices with percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, Son et Lumiere (Sound and Light), and a new commissioned work celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the world premiere of Eugene Onegin by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev created for Alexander Pushkin's novel in verse. The performances will feature script by modernist playwright Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky and music written by Prokofiev. Both works were created for the 1936 centennial of Pushkin's death and banned during the Stalinist era.

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, $10,000
To support the commissioning and premiere performance of a new work for chamber music and two guitars by composer Clarice Assad. The premiere will feature guest artists The Assad Brothers (Sergio and Odair) in performance at the historic Southern Theatre in Columbus, Ohio.

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, $10,000
To support the commissioning and premiere of a new work, including a composer residency, by American composer Margaret Brouwer. The project will include workshops with high school and college-level composers, a presentation at the International Viola Congress in Rochester, and a performance of the composer's Viola Concerto with a guest violist from the Eastman School of Music.

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, $50,000
To support the Living Composers Project featuring premiere performances of new works by composers Gerald Barry, Giorgio Battistelli, and Donnacha Dennehy, as well as works by Du Yun, John Harbison, Steve Mackey and Betty Olivero. Concert venues will include the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Ted Mann Concert Hall, Temple Israel, Wooddale Church, and St. Paul's United Church of Christ in the Twin Cities area, as well as Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater and Benson Great Hall in Arden Hills.

San Francisco Symphony, $60,000
To support the American Mavericks Festival, featuring world premieres of works by John Adams, Mason Bates, and Meredith Monk. Directed by music director Michael Tilson Thomas, programming will include performances of works by John Cage, Aaron Copland, Lukas Foss, Lou Harrison, and will feature guest artists composer Meredith Monk, vocalist Joan LaBarbara, soprano Jessye Norman, pianists Emanuel Ax and Jeremy Denk, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet.

San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, $90,000

To support the Artist Development Program of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. Designed to complement the youth orchestra's core program of weekly rehearsals and concert performances, the free program will provide students with coaching, mentorship, and specialized training in chamber music.

Seattle Symphony, $15,000

To support the American Composers Project: Commissions and Premieres and Made in America Festival: Part 3. The programming will feature premieres of new works by Daron Aric Hagen, David Diamond, Michael Hersch, and Nico Muhly, as well as performances of works by John Adams, Leonard Bernstein, Charles Ives, William Bolcom, Howard Hanson, Augusta Read Thomas, Bernard Rands, Samuel Jones, Ellen Taafe Zwilich, and W. Schuman.

Tempesta di Mare, $12,500
To support Art of the Prophets, a performance project featuring vocal and instrumental music of 17th-century Germany. The orchestra will perform works by four major composers: Johann Christoph Bach, Nicolaus Bruhns, Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, and Johann Christoph Pez.

Tucson Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the Young Composers Project. Students will learn to compose original works for orchestra. Their training will culminate in a reading and recording of their pieces by the Tucson Symphony Chamber Orchestra or the Tucson String Quintet.


Aspen Music Festival and School, $20,000
To support the Aspen Music Festival and School's summer festival The Americans, directed by artistic director Robert Spano. Programming will explore American music from the 1800s to today, featuring works by composers such as Edward MacDowell, Charles Ives, Harry Partch, Paul Hindemith, John Harbison, Leonard Bernstein, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich.

Association of California Symphony Orchestras, $20,000
To support professional and leadership development and technical assistance programs for California orchestras. Plans include webinars and "Ask the Expert" conference calls; an annual statewide conference; and workshops for artistic and administrative staff, trustees, and volunteers from more than 150 orchestras.

Bard Music Festival, $20,000
To support the Bard Music Festival. Led by the resident ensemble, American Symphony Orchestra, the festival will explore the world and music of French composer Camille Saint-Saëns by presenting a range of musical forms including orchestral, chamber, and choral concerts with associated educational activities.

Boston University, $70,000
To support the Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra and Young Artists Wind Ensemble programs. The programs provide an intense summer music training experience for students, including opportunities to attend professional performances and to interact closely with master artists-in-residence throughout the summer.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, $12,000
To support the 25th annual Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. The summer festival will feature chamber music; orchestral concerts by the Dallas Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic; open rehearsals; public workshops; the Young Artists Program; and educational outreach concerts.

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, $20,000
To support a professional development program for conductors and composers. The training program, led by conductors Marin Alsop and Gustav Meier, will offer 20 emerging conductors the opportunity to lead small and large ensembles in rehearsals and a public performance, to program contemporary works, and to collaborate with composers.

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, $10,000

To support the International Music Festival. The 67th annual six-week outdoor summer festival of classical, opera, jazz, and roots music will feature the Orchestra of St. Luke's as resident orchestra as well as the following proposed artists: NEA Jazz Masters Paquito D'Rivera (2005) and Ahmad Jamal (1994), ETHEL Quartet, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour, and the Linden String Quartet.

Carlsbad Music Festival, $7,50
To support the Carlsbad Music Festival. Plans for the five-day festival include more than 30 performances by percussion ensemble Red Fish Blue Fish, Calder Quartet, La Jolla Symphony with pipa player Wu Man, and related educational activities.

Carnegie Hall, $75,000
To support a festival of Latin American music. Composer Osvaldo Golijov will serve as festival artistic director with performances on Carnegie Hall's three stages and throughout New York City by the Simon Bolivar National Orchestra of Venezuela with Gustavo Dudamel conducting, Brazilian musician (and former Minister of Culture) Gilberto Gil, and Afro-Cuban jazz pianist Chucho Valdes among others.

Conductors Guild, $12,500
To support Conductor Training Workshops. Seven workshops will take place in Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, and Rochester featuring conductors Cliff Colnot, David Effron, Donald Hunsberger, David Lobell, Gustave Meier, Mark Scatterday, Neal Stulberg, Carl Topilow, and Joel Smirnoff as instructors.

Da Camera, $20,000
To support the presentation of Chamber Music in Historic Sites by the Da Camera Society. The concerts and outreach activities (with artists such as American Bach Soloists, and the Sphinx Symphony with the Catalyst Quartet) will match musical programming from various cultures and periods with sites of architectural and historical significance in the Los Angeles area.

League of American Orchestras, $100,000
To support the League of American Orchestras' strategic services designed to strengthen orchestras through learning and leadership development, research, and communications within the field. The League will focus on best-practice models and host an annual national conference for more than 1,200 participants. Training and development opportunities will be provided to expand leadership skills.

Monadnock Music, $12,500
To support A Landscape Filled with Music, a festival of free community concerts in rural southwestern New Hampshire towns. Each week during the two-month festival, a composer and a poet will be in residence at the festival, introducing the free concerts and offering an informed and compelling personal view about the music.

Music Academy of the West, $10,000
To support the Orchestral Leadership Program, a guest conductor residency program. Professional conductors, including James Gaffigan, Nicholas McGegan, and Larry Rachleff, will conduct young instrumentalists in orchestral and chamber music repertoire as part of their professional training during the Academy's summer festival.

New Music USA (formerly Meet The Composer), $60,000
To support the Creative Ventures initiative. The project will offer composers professional development through regional workshops, meetings, and new Web content; provide technical assistance to composers and presenters involved in artist residencies; and enable organizations to present programs at national and regional music service organizations' conferences.

Ojai Festivals, $15,000
To support the Ojai Music Festival. The 66th annual music festival will be curated by Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, also serving as the 2012 festival music director and guest artist in performance.

Perlman Music Program, $38,000
To support the Summer Music School. The intensive, six-week summer residency program will provide instruction, coaching, and mentoring opportunities to exceptionally gifted young string players.

Philharmonic Society of Orange County, $25,000
To support the Festival of American Orchestras, featuring the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the New York Philharmonic in performances and artist residency activities. The concerts will be held at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall of the Orange County Performing Arts Center.

Project STEP, $50,000
To support the Preparatory Division and Pre-College Division string instrument programs. Program components include private strings lessons, theory classes, piano classes, master classes, chamber music, and orchestra participation, as well as attendance at music camps.

Sphinx Organization, $55,000
To support the Sphinx Symphony Residency Project. The Sphinx Organization collaborates with national organizations to attract and target talented high school and college-level students of color from across the nation.

Young Concert Artists, $50,000
To support the Young Concert Artists Series, the professional development program of recitals and concerto debuts in New York City and Washington, DC. The program also includes the commissioning of a new work by a young composer, career management for emerging classical performers and composers, and residencies in schools and community centers while the artists are on tour.

The Z (Zeiterion Theatre), $20,000
To support The Z's ArtsBridge Program. Two distinct components within the ArtsBridge Program will be supported: a series of performances and interactive events focusing on past and current US military endeavors featuring groups such as LA Theatreworks, American Vicarious Theatre, and the New Bedford Symphony; a residency, in-school workshops, and performance by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company along with a local interracial, multigenerational choir.