Music: FY 2009 Grants
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
Access to Artistic Excellence |
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American Masterpieces: Chamber Music |
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
American Masterpieces: Chamber Music
American Brass Chamber Music Association, Inc. (aka American Brass Quintet)
New York, NY
To support a multi-state performance tour by the American Brass Quintet and related residency activities. Each two- to three-day residency will include as many as seven performance and/or educational events, based on the repertoire of American composers such as Stephen Foster, Trevor Gureckis, Shafer Mahoney, David Sampson, and Joan Tower.
To support American Masterpieces on the Road. Chamber music by American composers will be performed by ensembles comprising students and faculty along with related residency activities at Bard College Conservatory of Music and in venues around the country.
Boston Chamber Music Society, Inc. (Consortium)
To support concerts of American chamber music during the Winter Festival and Forum Series. Performances and discussion forums will feature repertoire chosen as an avenue for discussions about music, time, memory, and architecture.
Boston Musica Viva, Inc.
To support concerts of chamber works by American composers with related educational activities. Repertoire will include works by composers Joseph Schwantner, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Andy Vores, Michael Gandolfi, and John Harbison.
Bowdoin International Music Festival
To support Echoes of Eight Decades: Bowdoin Festival Celebrates George Crumb. As part of Crumb's 80th birthday celebration, plans include performances of the composer's chamber music by the Aeolian Chamber Players, discussions, and master classes for composition students, including one led by the composer.
Da Camera Society of Texas
To support a jazz series and related educational activities. The series will include performances by saxophonist Charles Lloyd and his quartet, vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater in a tribute to Billie Holiday, trumpet player Wallace Roney in a tribute to NEA Jazz Master Miles Davis, vocalist and bassist Esperanza Spalding and her trio, and the Brandon Lee Quintet.
Dallas Chamber Music Society, Inc.
To support the Claremont Trio's performance of American chamber music and related educational activities. The concert will include repertoire of composers Leon Kirchner, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Paul Schoenfeld, and Mason Bates.
Dolce Suono Chamber Music Concert Series
To support Samuel Barber at 100, a program of concerts and related educational activities planned in celebration of the 100th year of the composer's birth.
Earshot Jazz Society of Seattle
To support Genius + Soul = Jazz: Revisited. A series of concerts and educational activities will celebrate the musical kinship of NEA Jazz Master Quincy Jones and the late Ray Charles with a focus on their 1961 Impulse! recording Genius + Soul = Jazz.
East Central University
To support a residency with the So Percussion ensemble targeting the rural and underserved population of southeastern Oklahoma. Activities will include master classes, workshops, and performances focused on contemporary American percussion music.
Ethel's Foundation for the Arts (aka ETHEL)
New York, NY
To support residency activities by the string quartet Ethel. As quartet-in-residence at the Grand Canyon Music Festival, the musicians will perform concerts and engage in educational and outreach activities on Navajo and Hopi Reservations and at other venues in the Southwest.
Festivals DC, Ltd. (aka Duke Ellington Jazz Festival)
To support performances of works by American pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton during the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival. As part of the June 2009 annual festival, these performances will celebrate New Orleans and its musical heritage, spotlight Morton's works, and explore the rhythms and history of his music.
Fontana Chamber Arts
To support concerts of American chamber music with related educational activities. Performances of jazz and classical music will take place during the summer music festival and the following winter season.
Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival
To support American chamber music concerts, a residency with composer William Bolcom, and outreach performances by festival student musicians. Performances will take place in the summer at the Southwick Music Complex Recital Hall of the University of Vermont.
Helena Presents (aka Myrna Loy Center for the Performing and Media Arts)
To support No Boundaries, a tour of American music performances by the Ying Quartet and folk musician Mike Seeger organized by the Myrna Loy Center for the Performing and Media Arts. Activities will include nine days of residency events (including programs for K-12 students) in rural mountain communities in Montana, such as Billings, Dillon, Helena, Lincoln, and Whitefish.
Indiana University (on behalf of Indiana University-South Bend)
To support performances of American chamber music by the Euclid Quartet at Indiana University-South Bend. Activities will include in-school demonstrations for fourth-grade students, a performance for students on the university campus, and a free public concert.
Jazz Arts Group of Columbus
To support performances of the music of Louis Armstrong by members of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. The project will include educational and outreach activities, including artist workshops, pre-concert talks, lectures, and a film screening.
Kerrytown Concert House, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI
To support Edgefest: Reeds of Change, a festival of contemporary music and avant-garde jazz concerts with associated educational activities. The four-day festival will feature a roster of composer-performers who make use of a variety of reed instruments and instrumentation.
Kronos Performing Arts Association (aka Kronos Quartet)
San Francisco, CA
To support the Kronos Quartet's performances of Harry Partch's U.S. Highball: A Musical Account of Slim's Transcontinental Hobo Trip. Concerts and related educational activities will take place as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's California Festival.
Maverick Concerts, Inc.
To support a mini-festival celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of composer Samuel Barber. Programming will feature the composer's works for woodwinds, string quartet, piano quintet, and voice.
To support Words into Music and On the Beaten Path II, thematic chamber concert programs. Composers Derek Bermel, Jonathan Elliott, Melinda Wagner, and Nathan Davis and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur will participate in festival performances and activities at the Peterborough Town House.
Montgomery County Community College, Pennsylvania
Blue Bell, PA
To support An American Dream, performances of American chamber music repertoire by the Marion Anderson String Quartet and America's Dream Chamber Artists. Concerts will be held at the Science Center Theater on the campus of the college.
Morgan County Foundation, Inc.
To support the Madison Chamber Music Festival featuring works by American composers. Concerts will be presented at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, the Steffen Thomas Museum, and other venues in Madison.
New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Inc.
New Haven, CT
To support concerts in celebration of American composer Christopher Rouse's 60th birthday. The festival will feature performances by the Calder Quartet and educational activities with the composer and guest artists.
North Carolina School of the Arts Foundation, Inc. (on behalf of Magnolia Baroque Festival)
To support Unexpected Genius: The Chamber Music of Johann Friedrich Peter (1746-1813). The Magnolia Baroque Festival will present the American composer's string quintets and sacred chamber works for voice and string quartet with accompanying educational activities in the Gray Auditorium in Old Salem and at Calvary Moravian Church in Winston-Salem.
San Francisco, CA
To support Henry Cowell: The Whole World of Music. Chamber music concerts of Cowell's compositions will be performed in Tateuchi Hall at the Finn Center in Mountain View, California. Ancillary activities will include the production and broadcast of feature-length radio programs on the composer, lectures, and an exhibtion of Cowell's manuscripts and publications.
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Inc.
To support performances of chamber works by American composers George Crumb, Michael Daugherty, and David Lang. Concerts and post-performance discussions will be presented at Pittsburgh's City Theatre.
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
San Francisco, CA
To support concerts of chamber music by American composers of diverse origins. The ensemble will perform contemporary music written by John Harbison, Hans Thomalla, Tan Dun, and Brian Ferneyhough at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and related educational events at the School of the Arts in San Francisco.
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Ltd.
Santa Fe, NM
To support the American Composer Residency Project. The festival will host composers Steven Stucky, Chinary Ung, Cynthia Lee Wong, and Artistic Director Marc Neikrug for performances and master classes.
Savannah Music Festival, Inc.
To support performances and educational events with musician-composers Edgar Meyer and Mark O'Connor. The artists and their guests will participate in pre-concert talks with audience members.
Seattle Chamber Players
To support Icebreaker V: American Chamber Music Set to Dance, with accompanying educational activities. The ensemble will perform works written by American composers John Cage, Henry Cowell, Morton Gould, and Charles T. Griffes.
St. Louis African Chorus (aka African Musical Arts, Inc.)
St. Louis, MO
To support multi-state artist residencies by composers of African descent and educational activities organized by African Musical Arts, Inc. Activities will take place in St. Louis; Chicago and Elsah, Illinois; Waterville, Maine; Olympia, Washington; Salem, Oregon; and New York City.
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.
To support performances of chamber music by composers Gabriela Lena Frank, Bryan Haaheim, Ingrid Stolzel, and William Grant Still. Concerts and educational events will feature the flute, oboe, and piano trio Allégresse, presented in Lawrence and Great Bend, Kansas.
Number of Grants: 33 Total Amount: $550,000
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