National Endowment for the Arts
FY2003 Orchestra Initiative
Amarillo Symphony, Inc.
To support the opening concert of the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra's season. The
program will include guest soloist, violinist Jennifer Frautschi.
Augusta Symphony, Inc.
To support Augusta Symphony's season-opening concerts. The Symphony will
perform morning children's concerts and an evening Classics Concert of Russian
Treasures at Etherredge Center on the campus of University of South
Austin Symphony Orchestra Society, Inc.
To support performances of a concert program commemorating President John F.
Kennedy in the Bass Concert Hall on the campus of The University of Texas. The
Austin Symphony will perform American composer Dan Welcher's JFK: The Voice of
Canton Symphony Orchestra Association
To support Canton Symphony Orchestra's in-school ensemble program. Orchestra
musicians will present lecture/demonstrations and master classes in elementary
and middle schools, as well as the Freshman Academy for 9th grade students.
Charlotte Philharmonic Society
To support the Holiday Spectacular Concert in the Belk Theater of the North
Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. The program will include selections
from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker and Handel's Messiah.
Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Association
To support Art in Action: CSO Premiere Builds Community. The community and
education outreach project, including rehearsals and a performance, will explore
the creative process of composing new work.
Elgin Symphony Orchestra Association
To support a season opening concert featuring guest soloist, soprano Kathleen
Battle. The performances will be conducted by music director Robert Hanson and
take place in Hemmens Theatre.
Florida Orchestra, Inc.
To support the season-opening concert at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.
The concert will feature the Florida Orchestra conducted by the new music
director, Stafan Sanderling.
Florida West Coast Symphony, Inc.
To support the Florida West Coast Symphony youth orchestra concerts. The
performances will include a family concert.
Grand Rapids Symphony Society
Grand Rapids MI
To support Young, Gifted and Black, a community outreach project. The Grand
Rapids Symphony will feature winners of the Sphinx Competition as guest
Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra
To support orchestral performances in collaboration with the Walter Anderson
Museum's birthday centennial. The project will include young people's concerts
and a performance by the Gulf Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Jacksonville Symphony Association
To support Barbeque of Seville, a community outreach project. The performance
will take place in Jacoby Symphony Hall, preceded by a community barbeque on the
riverfront at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
To support Community Connections--A Musical Tour of Michigan. The Kalamazoo
Symphony will perform a residency in three southwest Michigan communities which
will include performances and educational activities.
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
To support the opening season concert featuring conductor Kenneth Jean and the
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra's music director Andrews Sill on piano. The program
will include works by Herold, Rachmaninoff, and Rimsky-Korsakov.
Macon Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
To support performances of a subscription concert and a family concert. The
Macon Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Adrian Gnam, will perform works
by American composers Paul Creston and Charles Ives.
Meridian Symphony Orchestra
To support a community concert featuring guest soloist Patrice Jackson, a 2000
Sphinx Competition winner. The program will feature Jackson in a performance of
Elgar's Cello Concerto.
To support the Mobile Symphony's composer-in-residency program. Composers
William Banfield and Kenji Bunch will participate in residency activities, which
will include a premiere of Banfield's Structures, community outreach, and an
educational component for elementary school students.
North Carolina Symphony Society
To support the residency of pianist and conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn which will
reach communities in Raleigh, Southern Pines, Winston-Salem, and Henderson, SC.
Activities will include a master class for piano students at the North Carolina
School for the Arts in Winston-Salem, a solo piano recital, a performance of a
piano concerto with the orchestra, chamber ensemble concerts, and orchestral
concerts in multiple communities.
Redlands Symphony Association
To support the opening season concert at the Redlands Memorial Chapel, featuring
the newly restored Cassavant Organ. Kimo Smith, the featured soloist, will
perform Samuel Barber's Toccata Festiva for Organ and Orchestra and will
conclude with Camille Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 ("Organ"). The concert will
include the performance of a commissioned work by Lori Alexander, titled Fanfare
Rome Symphony Guild
To support two concerts during the 2003-04 season. The final concert will
feature guest artist Kristin Lee in a performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin
Concerto op. 35 in D Major.
Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra Association
To support the Paradise & More concert. Repertoire will include Frank Zappa's
Dupree's Paradise, Brahms' Violin Concerto with guest artist Axel Strauss, and
Symphony in D Minor by Cesar Franck. Following the concert, conductor Michael
Morgan and violinist Axel Strauss will discuss the works with the public.
Stockton Symphony Association, Inc.
To support a subscription series concert. Repertoire will include a world
premiere by composer Sheila Silver, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 with
pianist Peter Takacs, and Mozart's Symphony No. 41 ("Jupiter"). The orchestra
will increase its marketing efforts for the concert by using radio and
television advertising in an effort to raise public visibility of the event.
San Antonio Symphony
San Antonio TX
To support a collaborative presentation of The Nutcracker ballet. This high
visibility, annual event will showcase the orchestra and a Russian dance
company, and will feature the talents of local children.
To support the European Passport concert program. The Virginia Symphony, with
guest conductor Klauspeter Seibel and violin soloist Phillippe Quint, will
perform opening concerts for the 2003-04 season.
Western Piedmont Symphony-The Unifour Orchestra, Inc.
To support the string quartet residency program, including performances with the
full orchestra and provide ensemble activities and performances in area schools,
retirement homes, day care centers, and libraries. The Degas Quartet will serve
audiences in the Catawba Valley, primarily Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and
TOTAL GRANTS AWARDED: 25
TOTAL DOLLARS AWARDED: $250,000
For more information, call the National Endowment for the Arts
Office of Communications at 202-682-5570.
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