Philadelphia Music Project Hands Out Nearly $1 Million in Grants

Classic Arts News   Philadelphia Music Project Hands Out Nearly $1 Million in Grants
The Philadelphia Music Project will distribute $960,395 to 20 music organizations this year, the organization announced.

The largest grants will go to the Philadelphia Orchestra, which will get $160,000, and the Opera Company of Philadelphia, which will get $80,000. Other groups receiving money include the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Classical Symphony.

The PMP, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by Philadelphia's University of the Arts, supports performances of classical music, folk music, and jazz. It has given more than $8.3 million in grants to 197 projects since 1989.

Next season, the organization will help present 32 world-premiere performances, including the debuts of works by William Bolcom, John Harbison, Jennifer Higdon, and jazz saxophonist David Liebman.

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