Grants to Orchestras

Application Deadline of February 16, 2017
Award Announced February 7, 2018

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.

Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra, $35,000
To support a semi-staged production and tour of Monteverdi’s opera, “L’Orfeo.”

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, $12,500
To support the Canvas Festival, which will combine visual arts and the performance of live symphonic music.

Boston Symphony Orchestra, $75,000
To support concerts and events in celebration the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth.

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, $35,000
To support the Intensive Community Program, a string instrument training program serving students in Boston communities.

Chicago Sinfonietta, $20,000
To support orchestral concerts exploring women composers in classical music.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, $75,000
To support a series of concerts that will highlight individual symphony musicians.

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.

Des Moines Symphony, $10,000
To support youth concerts.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, $45,000
To support the French Festival concert series and related educational activities.

Handel & Haydn Society, $45,000
To support performances of Handel’s oratorio “Hercules” on period instruments with related educational activities.

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, an instrumental music instruction program.

Jacksonville Symphony, $15,000
To support the commission and premiere of a new work by composer Courtney Bryan with related educational activities.

Kansas City Symphony, $15,000
To support A Century of Bernstein, a series of concerts and educational activities in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, $25,000
To support residencies with harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

Los Angeles Philharmonic, $90,000
To support the Schumann Cycle, a festival of concerts.

Louisville Orchestra, $15,000
To support guest artist fees and travel for the Festival of American Music.

Minnesota Orchestra, $40,000
To support the Minnesota Orchestra’s Common Chords week-long residency in Mankato, Minnesota.

Nashville Symphony, $20,000
To support the commissioning, performance, and recording of a new work by American composer Jonathan Leshnoff.

National Symphony Orchestra, $30,000
To support the In Your Neighborhood community engagement initiative.

New World Symphony, $60,000
To support the New World Symphony Fellowship program.

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

Oakland Symphony, $10,000
To support Notes from the African Diaspora, a concert performed by the Oakland Symphony.

Orchestra of St. Luke’s, $15,000
To support Orchestra of St. Luke’s Subway Series of free chamber music.

Oregon Symphony, $20,000
To support a collaborative music performance project, including the commissioning and performance of new works.

Pacific Symphony, $30,000
To support a performance project celebrating the 80th birthday of American composer Philip Glass.

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, $10,000
To support a music performance project.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, $35,000
To support a commissioning and performance project celebrating Music Director Manfred Honeck’s tenth anniversary season.

St. Louis Symphony, $45,000
To support a concert series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Powell Hall.

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, $40,000
To support a festival celebrating life stories through music, including a commissioning and performance of a new work.

San Diego Symphony, $20,000
To support a music festival exploring the connection of rhythm and beat in the human experience.

San Francisco Symphony, $80,000
To support a performance project celebrating the 100th birthday anniversary of American composer Leonard Bernstein.

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

Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras, $20,000
To support an artist residency by the Kronos String Quartet at Marrowstone Music Festival, including the commissioning and performance of a new work for string quartet and orchestra.

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

Toledo Symphony, $10,000
To support the orchestra’s music festival celebrating the contributions of African-American musicians

Tucson Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support the Young Composers Project, a music composition program.

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, $15,000
To support Utah Symphony’s celebration of American composer Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial.

Related Art Works, Part 1 Grants

Bard Music Festival, $15,000
To support the Bard Music Festival

Boston University $25,000
To support the Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artists Orchestra and Young Artists Wind Ensemble.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, $12,500
To support the Bowdoin International Music Festival.

Bravo! Vail, $15,000
To support Bravo! Vail, an annual music festival.

Cabrillo Music Festival, 25,000
To support the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.

Carnegie Hall, $85,000
To support a concert series celebrating the works of composer Philip Glass.

Eleanor B. Rainey Memorial Institute, $10,000
To support El Sistema@Rainey Orchestral Music Program.

The Gilmore, $20,000
To support the Gilmore Keyboard Festival.

Harmony Project, $30,000
To support free music instruction for students in underserved communities.

Heart of Los Angeles Youth (aka Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)), $55,000
To support the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles at Heart of Los Angeles (YOLA at HOLA)

Heifetz International Music Institute, $25,000
To support performance and communication training for musicians.

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 free music instruction for young children.

Marlboro Music, $35,000
To support the Invited Master Artist Initiative, a professional artistic development project.

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

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

Oregon Bach Festival, $25,000
To support Oregon Bach Festival’s commissioning and performance project of a new work by American composer Richard Danielpour.

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

Project STEP, $50,000
To support an intensive string music training program for youth.

San Francisco Girls Chorus, $13,000
To support a recording project featuring choral and orchestral works.

Savannah Music Festival, $40,000
To support the annual Savannah Music Festival.

Sitka Summer Music Festival, $15,000
To support a touring and community engagement project in cities and rural towns of Alaska.

University of Chicago, $25,000
To support the presentation of a performance project highlighting the music, influences, and legacy of Hungarian-born composer Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006).

Washington Performing Arts, $42,500
To support an orchestral residency project.

Webster University, $15,000
To support the Community Music School of Webster University’s preparatory program, an instrumental music program for students.

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