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League of American Orchestras Announces 2013-14
ASCAP Awards For Adventurous Programming
27 Orchestras Honored
New York, NY (June 4, 2014) – 27 American orchestras will be recognized with 2013-14 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming at the League of American Orchestras’ National Conference, taking place June 4-6 in Seattle. ASCAP and the League present the awards each year to orchestras of all sizes for programs that challenge the audience, build the repertoire, and increase interest in music of our time. Approximately $750,000 has been bestowed on orchestras since the awards were established in 1947. A complete repertoire list is posted here.
“We are proud to partner with ASCAP in recognizing the ever-growing commitment of America’s orchestras to the music of our time,” said League President and CEO Jesse Rosen.
Below is a complete list of this year’s winners:
2013-2014 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming
John S. Edwards Award for Strongest Commitment to New American Music
Albany Symphony, David Alan Miller, Music Director
Morton Gould Award for Innovative Programming
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director
Award for American Programming on Foreign Tours
San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director
ASCAP Awards for Programming of Contemporary Music
Group 1 Orchestras
First Place: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Kyu-Young Kim, Senior Director of Artistic Planning, Patrick Castillo, former Senior Director of Artistic Planning
Second Place: St. Louis Symphony, David Robertson, Music Director
Third Place: Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Ludovic Morlot, Music Director
Group 2 Orchestras
First Place: Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Second Place: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, Music Director
Third Place: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Jacques Lacombe, Music Director
Group 3/4 Orchestras
First Place: Spokane Symphony, Eckart Preu, Music Director
Second Place: New Haven Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton, Music Director
Third Place: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Adelaide Wisdom Benjamin Music Director and Principal Conductor
Group 5/6 Orchestras
First Place: American Composers Orchestra, George Manahan, Music Director, Derek Bermel, Artistic Director
Second Place: Berkeley Symphony, Joana Carneiro, Music Director
Third Place: San José Chamber Orchestra, Barbara Day Turner, Music Director/Conductor
Group 7/8 Orchestras
First Place: The Laredo Phil, Brendan Townsend, Music Director & Conductor
Second Place: Michigan Philharmonic, Nan Washburn, Music Director and Conductor
Third Place: Pioneer Valley Symphony, Paul Phillips, Music Director and Conductor
First Place: Lamont Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Golan, Music Director & Conductor
Second Place: Cornell Orchestras, Chris Younghoon Kim, Director of Orchestras
Third Place: Peabody Symphony, Concert, and Modern Orchestras, Hajime Teri Murai
and Harlan Parker
First Place: Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, Allen Tinkham, Music Director
Second Place: New York Youth Symphony, Joshua Gersen, Music Director
Third Place: Orange County School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Russell,
First Place: Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Marin Alsop, Music Director
Second Place: Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Katherine Lehman, Director
Third Place: Aspen Music Festival and School, Robert Spano, Music Director
Most Performed Composers:
Augusta Read Thomas – 7 performances. Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (1), New Haven Symphony Orchestra (5), Aspen Music Festival and School (1)
Andrew Norman – 6 performances. Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic (2), Spokane Symphony, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Aspen Music Festival and School. Thomas, Augusta Read 7 Norman, Andrew 6 Bates, Mason 5 Glass, Philip 5 Salonen, Esa Pekka 5 Adams, John 4 Ades, Thomas 4 Bjarnason, Daniel 4 Chen Yi 4 Dean, Brett 4 Fung, Vivian 4 Harbison, John 4 Rouse, Christopher 4
Most performed work:
Arturo Marquez, Danzón No. 2. Performed by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and The Laredo Phil.
Historical Facts and Figures:*
*Although the Awards were established in 1947, the League’s records only go back to 1975. It does not include repertoire. Since 1975:
David Alan Miller has won 25 ASCAP Awards.
The Albany Symphony won a 2014 Grammy for John Corigliano’s Conjurer, a percussion concerto which was part of the award-winning repertoire of the 2010-2011 ASCAP awards. They have received 28 ASCAP awards; this is their second John S. Edwards Award in a row.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic has received 26 awards, including 6 Morton Gould awards.
San Francisco Symphony has received 17 awards, and Michael Tilson Thomas has been awarded 14.
JoAnn Falletta has received 17 ASCAP Awards.
The American Composers Orchestra has received 31 Awards.
Marin Alsop has received 31 ASCAP Awards, the second highest number. (Dennis Russell Davies has received 36 awards.)
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music has received 33 ASCAP Awards, the highest number of all orchestras.
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sewanee Summer Music Festival received ASCAP Awards in 2013-2014 for the first time.
Established in 1914, ASCAP is the first and leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization (PRO) representing the world’s largest repertory totaling over 9 million copyrighted musical works of every style and genre from more than 500,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members. ASCAP has representation arrangements with similar foreign organizations so that the ASCAP repertory is represented in nearly every country around the world where copyright law exists. ASCAP protects the rights of its members and foreign affiliates by licensing the public performances of their copyrighted works and distributing royalties based upon surveyed
performances. ASCAP is the only American PRO owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com
League of American Orchestras
The League of American Orchestras leads, supports, and champions America’s orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform. Its diverse membership of approximately 800 orchestras across North America runs the gamut from world-renowned symphonies to community groups, from summer festivals to student and youth ensembles. The only national organization dedicated solely to the orchestral experience, the League is a nexus of knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership advancement for managers, musicians, volunteers, and boards. Its conferences and events, award-winning Symphony magazine, website, and other publications inform music lovers around the world about orchestral activity and developments. Founded in 1942 and chartered by Congress in 1962, the League links a national network of thousands of instrumentalists, conductors, managers and administrators, board members, volunteers, and business partners. Visit americanorchestras.org to learn more.
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