Philadelphia Music Project grant recipients for 2010 announced

Posted on: June 14, 2010

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage has announced eighteen recipients of its annual Philadelphia Music Projects, with a combined total of $1,141,900 earmarked to support adventurous programming in genres including classical, blues, jazz, opera, and world music. Projects to be funded include two concerts by Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, one featuring a work by Steven Mackey in the 2011-12 season; three performances of a Curtis Opera Theatre production of Janácek’s opera Cunning Little Vixen, sung in Czech; a “Mahler 100/Schoenberg 60” concert series featuring the Dolce Suono Ensemble in six newly commissioned works over two seasons by six composers; the world premiere of Du Yun’s An Imaginary Tale of Facts by International Contemporary Ensemble at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts; “The Next Generation Project,” a series of concerts by Philadelphia Chamber Music Society featuring thirteen premieres of works designed to connect new chamber music with the next generation of classical music audiences; and the first Philadelphia Bang on a Can Marathon in September 2010, a partnership between the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Philly Fringe, and New York City’s Bang on a Can organization. Each year the Philadelphia Music Project gives grants for programming and approaches to engaging audiences that advance Philadelphia’s role as a center for musical innovation.

Posted June 14, 2010