ASCAP Honors Adventurous Chamber Music Groups

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The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) presented its annual awards for adventurous chamber music programming at the annual Chamber Music America conference in New York yesterday.

Opus 21 of Kalamazoo, Michigan, won first prize in the new-music ensemble category; Clogs, of Lyndonville, Vermont, and So Percussion, of Brooklyn, tied for second place. San Francisco's Del Sol String Quartet won for ensembles with mixed repertory, with Los Angeles's Pacific Serenades taking second place.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's music series won in the presenting-organization category; New York's Miller Theatre was second.

Awards also went to Erie, Pennsylvania's Music at Noon series; the jazz group Babatunde Lea Quartet; and the jazz presenter Kerrytown Concert House of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The awards "recognize members of Chamber Music America whose strong commitment to the music of our time is demonstrated by their adventurous programming of works written within the past twenty-five years," ASCAP vice president Frances Richard said. "[Their] excellent performances enrich and inspire the continuity and vitality of our great music tradition."

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