ASCAP to Honor Philip Glass, James DePreist, Alarm Will Sound, and Matt Haimovitz

Classic Arts News   ASCAP to Honor Philip Glass, James DePreist, Alarm Will Sound, and Matt Haimovitz
 
The American Society of Composers, Arrangers, and Publishers will honor composer Philip Glass, conductor James DePreist, the new-music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, and cellist Matt Haimovitz at its annual Concert Music Awards on May 25, ASCAP announced.

Glass will receive the Victor Herbert Award for his "leadership, generous spirit, and musical citizenship." The Concert Music Honorees are DePreist, for his "career-long advocacy for American composers"; Haimovitz, for "taking his brilliant and passionate performances to audiences wherever they assemble"; and Alarm Will Sound, for its "virtuosity, passion, and commitment" in performing 21st-century music.

The invitation-only event, which takes place at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater, also includes the presentation of ASCAP's Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.

Presenters include composers Stephen Paulus, John Corigliano, Jennifer Higdon, and Meredith Monk; Peter Schickele will host.


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