ASCAP and ASOL Honor Adventurous Orchestras

Classic Arts News   ASCAP and ASOL Honor Adventurous Orchestras
 
The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers and the American Symphony Orchestra League will present their awards for adventurous orchestral programming today at the ASOL's annual conference in Los Angeles.

The winners include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which receives the first place award for programming of contemporary music among orchestras with a budget of over $14.75 million. The Atlanta Symphony and the Seattle Symphony won second and third place, respectively, among large orchestras.

The Colorado Symphony won first place among orchestras with budgets over $5.5 million, with the North Carolina Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic in second and third place.

Other winners include the Oakland East Bay Symphony, the American Composers Orchestra, and the New England Philharmonic.

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project is the winner of the John S. Edwards Award for Strongest Commitment to New American Music; the St. Louis Symphony won the Morton Gould Award for Innovative Programming. The Minnesota Orchestra receives the Leonard Bernstein Award for Educational Programming, while the Etowah Youth Orchestras of Alabama won the Award for American Programming on Foreign Tours.

A complete list of winners follows.

John S. Edwards Award for Strongest Commitment to New American Music
Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, Artistic Director

Morton Gould Award for Innovative Programming
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson, Music Director

Leonard Bernstein Award for Educational Programming
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo V‹nsk‹, Music Director

Award for American Programming on Foreign Tours
Etowah Youth Orchestras: Michael R. Gagliardo, Music Director and Conductor

Awards for Programming of Contemporary Music

Orchestras with Annual Operating Expenses more than $14.75 Million
First Place: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Music Director
Second Place: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano, Music Director
Third Place: Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, Music Director

Orchestras with Annual Operating Expenses $5.5 - $14.75 Million
First Place: Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director
Second Place: North Carolina Symphony, Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Third Place: Rochester Philharmonic, Christopher Seaman, Music Director

Orchestras with Annual Operating Expenses $1.7 - $5.5 Million
First Place: Oakland East Bay Symphony, Michael Morgan, Music Director
Second Place: Memphis Symphony Orchestra, David Loebel, Music Director and
Conductor

Orchestras with Annual Operating Expenses $455,000 - $1.7 Million
First Place: American Composers Orchestra, Steven Sloane, Music Director;
Robert Beaser, Artistic Director
Second Place: South Dakota Symphony, Delta David Gier, Music Director
Third Place (tie): Albany Symphony Orchestra, David Alan Miller, Music
Director and Conductor; and Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Kent Nagano, Music
Director and Conductor

Orchestras with Annual Operating Expenses $455,000 or less
First Place: New England Philharmonic, Richard Pittman, Music Director
Second Place: Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, Warren Friesen, Artistic
Director and Conductor
Third Place: St. Cloud Symphony, William Schrickel, Music Director

Collegiate Orchestras
First Place: Lamont Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Golan, Music Director and
Conductor
Second Place: University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Kiesler,
Music Director

Youth Orchestras
First Place: Vermont Youth Orchestra, Troy Peters, Music Director
Second Place: Etowah Youth Orchestras, Michael R. Gagliardo, Music
Director and Conductor
Third Place: Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, Allen Tinkham, Music
Director

Festival Orchestras
First Place: Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Marin Alsop, Music
Director and Principal Conductor


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