ASCAP Announces Recipients of Adventurous Programming Awards

Classic Arts News   ASCAP Announces Recipients of Adventurous Programming Awards
 
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has announced the recipients of its Adventurous Programming Awards. Given annually, the awards recognize American orchestras who, in the season just past, gave prominence to works composed within the last 25 years.

Conductor and ASCAP member Lenoard Slatkin presented the awards on June 22 during the American Symphony Orchestra League's 62nd National Conference in Nashville.

Said ASCAP Vice President of Concert Music Frances Richard in a press release, "these are the orchestras that enrich the repertory and keep our great concert music tradition relevant, vibrant and alive."

The winners are:

John S. Edwards Award for Strongest Commitment to New American Music
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Morton Gould Award for Innovative Programming
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein Award for Educational Programming
Minnesota Orchestra

Awards for Programming of Contemporary Music

    Orchestras with Annual Operating Expenses more than $14.1 Million
    First Place: Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Second Place: The Cleveland Orchestra
    Third Place: San Francisco Symphony
    Orchestras with Annual Operating Expenses $5.7 - $14.1 Million
    First Place: New World Symphony (Miami Beach)
    Second Place: Nashville Symphony
    Third Place: Colorado Symphony Orchestra
    Orchestras with Annual Operating Expenses $1.8 - $5.7 Million
    First Place: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
    Second Place: Hartford Symphony Orchestra
    Third Place: New Mexico Symphony
    Orchestras with Annual Operating Expenses $470,000 - $1.8 Million
    First Place: Boston Modern Orchestra Project
    Second Place: Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
    Third Place: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
    Orchestras with Annual Operating Expenses $470,000 or less
    First Place: Northwest Symphony Orchestra (Seattle-Tacoma)
    Second Place: Orchestra 2001 (Philadelphia)
    Third Place: Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra (Texas)
    Collegiate Orchestras
    First Place: Portland State University Symphony Orchestra
    Second Place: Peabody Symphony and Concert Orchestra
    Third Place: Stanford Symphony Orchestra
    Youth Orchestras
    First Place: Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra
    Second Place: Etowah Youth Orchestras (Etowah County, Alabama)
    Third Place: Vermont Youth Orchestra
    Festival Orchestras
    First Place: Cabrillo Music Festival
    Second Place: The Aspen Music Festival and School

Established in 1914, ASCAP is the first U.S. performing rights organization representing the world's largest repertory containing over 8.5 million copyrighted musical works of all styles and genres from more than 295,000 composer, lyricist and music publisher members.

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