FY19 Art Works (Part 1)

Grants to Orchestras

Application Deadline of February 15, 2018
Award Announced February 13, 2019

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

A Far Cry, $10,000
To support a series of concerts and related community engagement activities that highlight American artists.

Albany Symphony (NY), $25,000
To support the American Music Festival.

American Composers Orchestra, $25,000
To support initiatives serving emerging composers.

Apollo's Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, $35,000
To support performances of Bach's Mass in B Minor on period instruments with related educational activities.

Boston Symphony Orchestra, $75,000
To support the world premiere performances of works by composers Thomas Ad├Ęs and Sebastian Currier with related community engagement activities.

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, $45,000
To support the Intensive Community Program, a string instrument training program serving students in Boston communities.

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, $15,000
To support the presentation of Carmen by Georges Bizet with related community engagement programming.

Chicago Sinfonietta, $20,000
To support an orchestral concert in tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., with related community engagement activities.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, $65,000
To support a series of concerts with related educational activities.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, $40,000
To support Classical Roots, a series of concerts and recitals in celebration of African-American musical heritage.

Civic Orchestra of Chicago, $50,000
To support professional development training for pre-professional musicians of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

The Cleveland Orchestra, $40,000
To support The Cleveland Orchestra's new semi-staged production of Ariadne auf Naxos by Composer Richard Strauss with related educational and engagement activities.

Columbus Symphony (GA), $10,000
To support education programs for school students.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support ReMix, a concert series.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, $45,000
To support a series of concerts celebrating works by American composers and related community engagement activities.

El Paso Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support a youth orchestra festival.

The Handel and Haydn Society, $45,000
To support a semi-staged production of Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas and lesser-known works with related community engagement programming.

InterSchool Orchestras of New York, $30,000
To support the creation and presentation of a new multidisciplinary work in collaboration with the New York Chinese Cultural Center.

Kansas City Symphony, $15,000
To support a series of free chamber music concerts.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, $25,000
To support an artist residency.

Los Angeles Philharmonic, $85,000
To support the concert series William Grant Still and the Harlem Renaissance, including the premiere of a new work by Adolphus Hailstork and related community engagement activities.

Minnesota Orchestra, $40,000
To support Minnesota Orchestra's annual professional development project for composers.

Nashville Symphony, $20,000
To support a performance and recording project of an orchestral work by an American composer.

National Symphony Orchestra, $25,000
To support musician salaries for a performance project of contemporary orchestral music.

New Haven Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support a performance and community engagement project commemorating the 80th anniversary of Marian Anderson's April 9, 1939, concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

New World Symphony, $60,000
To support the professional musician development program.

New York Youth Symphony, $15,000
To support a tuition-free music composition program for youth.

North Carolina Symphony, $10,000
To support guest artist residencies featuring performances and community engagement.

Orchestra of St. Luke's, $15,000
To support Orchestra of St. Luke's performances of free chamber music.

Oregon Symphony, $20,000
To support SoundStories, a performance project celebrating the power of storytelling.

Pacific Symphony, $30,000
To support an orchestral performance project celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

PostClassical Ensemble, $30,000
To support the Whitman/Herrmann Celebration, a performance project celebrating the 200th birthday anniversary of American poet Walt Whitman.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support an artist residency and community engagement project.

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, $10,000
To support a music education and engagement project for young people.

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, $40,000
To support Tapestry19, a festival celebrating life stories through music, including performances of new orchestral works.

San Diego Symphony, $20,000
To support Hearing the Future, an annual festival of new music.

San Francisco Symphony, $75,000
To support The Magic of Youth: Engaging Community through Ravel and Britten, a performance and engagement project with children's voices.

San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, $10,000
To support the Artist Development Program of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

Seattle Symphony, $45,000
To support New Music Works, a performance project featuring new orchestral and chamber music works, as well as a composition workshop for young composers.

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, $12,500
To support the Lakota Music Project.

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, $35,000
To support performances celebrating American conductor Leonard Slatkin's 50 years of conducting the orchestra.

Street Symphony, $30,000
To support the Street Symphony's Messiah Project, a performance and engagement project.

Tempesta di Mare, $10,000
To support an early music performance project.

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, $15,000
To support an orchestral performance project highlighting works by contemporary composers.

Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, $10,000
To support the annual YOSA Invitational music festival featuring youth bands and orchestras.


Boston University (on behalf of Tanglewood Institute) $20,000
To support the Tanglewood Institute's Young Artists Orchestra and Young Artists Wind Ensemble.

Carnegie Hall, $85,000
To support the concert series Migrations: The Making of America.

Central Music Academy, $10,000
To support the expansion of a program providing free music instruction for youth.

The Cliburn, $10,000
To support the Second Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival in Dallas, Texas.

Gateways Music Festival, $10,000
To support the Gateways Music Festival.

The Gilmore, $20,000
To support presentations of piano recitals with related educational activities.

Harmony Project, $45,000
To support free music instruction for students in underserved communities.

Ingenuity, $100,000
To support a collective impact project for the continued implementation and coordination of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Arts Education Plan.

League of American Orchestras, $90,000
To support the League of American Orchestras' strategic services designed to strengthen orchestras through learning, leadership development, research, and communications within the field.

Levine Music, $15,000
To support First Music, free music instruction for young children.

Manhattan School of Music, $15,000
To support MSM Summer, a vocal and instrumental music summer camp.

Music Academy of the West, $20,000
To support the Commissions and Premieres (C+P) initiative, a professional artistic development program.

The New School, $15,000
To support the New School Concerts' New York String Seminar, a pre-professional training program.

Perlman Music Program, $30,000
To support the Summer Music School, a residential summer music program.

Project STEP, $55,000
To support an intensive string music training program for youth.

Third Street Music School, $25,000
Students will participate in free or low-cost weekly instruction in music and dance, with the opportunity to perform in the community.