On June 18, the League of American Orchestras honored nineteen American orchestras with 2012-13 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming at the League’s 68th National Conference, in St. Louis. Among the winners are the Albany Symphony Orchestra in New York, receiving the John S. Edwards Award for Strongest Commitment to New American Music; the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, receiving the Morton Gould Award for Innovative Programming; the New York Philharmonic, receiving the Leonard Bernstein Award for Educational Programming; and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, receiving the Award for American Programming on Foreign Tours. Also receiving awards are the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Nashville Symphony, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Berkeley Symphony, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, San José Chamber Orchestra, Lexington Symphony (Massachusetts), Michigan Philharmonic, New England Philharmonic, Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra, Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, and Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. ASCAP and the League present the awards annually to orchestras of all sizes for programs that challenge the audience, build the repertoire, and increase interest in music of our time.
Posted June 18, 2013