The League of American Orchestras and New Music USA announced Wednesday (10/22) that twelve orchestras and composers have been selected to receive Music Alive: New Partnerships grants of $7,500 each. The program, which matches composers and orchestras that have not previously worked together, will support a series of one-week residencies between 2014 and 2016, each culminating in the performance of an orchestral work from the composer’s catalog. Orchestras with operating budgets of approximately $7 million and below were eligible to apply. “These new Music Alive residencies provide communities across the country with invaluable opportunities to hear the music of our time while connecting in-person with these talented composers,” said League President and CEO Jesse Rosen. New Music USA President and CEO Ed Harsh commented, “Through the generosity of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and our other funders, we are delighted to be continuing our support of collaborations between composers and orchestras.”
The composer/orchestra partnerships receiving the grants are Clarice Assad and Boston Landmarks Orchestra (MA); Douglas Cuomo and Grant Park Music Festival (Chicago, IL); Annie Gosfield and Chautauqua Symphony (NY); Takuma Itoh and Tucson Symphony Orchestra (AZ); Jingjing Luo and Princeton Symphony Orchestra (NJ); Missy Mazzoli and Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra (CO); Rick Robinson and River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (Houston, TX); Carl Schimmel and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (New Orleans, LA); Laura Schwendinger and Richmond Symphony Orchestra (VA); Derrick Spiva and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (CA); Sumi Tonooka and South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (Sioux Falls, SD); Dan Visconti and Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (Little Rock, AR).
Funding for Music Alive is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund, the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, and The Amphion Foundation.
For more on Music Alive: New Partnerships and biographies of the composers, click here.
Posted October 22, 2014