ASCAP Recognizes Adventurous Chamber Music Programming

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers will recognize nine chamber music and jazz ensembles, festivals, and presenters for their adventurous programming at the annual Chamber Music America National Conference on January 17, 2010, in New York City. Frances Richard, ASCAP vice president and director of concert music, will present the awards.

The ASCAP Adventurous Programming Awards have been presented for the past 23 years to provide special recognition and encouragement to ensembles, festivals, and presenter members of Chamber Music America that have prominently featured works written within the past twenty-five years during their past season. The winners are chosen by a panel selected by CMA and receive cash awards and plaques.

The 2010 recipients listed by category:

Small Presenter/Festival—Mixed Genre
ARTSwego (Oswego, NY)

Small Presenter/Festival—Contemporary
Carlsbad Music Festival (Carlsbad, CA)

Small Presenter/Festival—Jazz
Painted Bride Art Center (Philadelphia, PA)

Large Presenter/Festival—Mixed Genre
Bowdoin International Music Festival (Brunswick, ME)

Large Presenter/Festival—Jazz
Earshot Jazz Society of Seattle (Seattle, WA)

Ensemble—Mixed Repertory
Alturas Duo (West Hartford, CT)

Ensemble—Contemporary
International Contemporary Ensemble (Brooklyn, NY) So Percussion (Brooklyn, NY)

Ensemble—Jazz
Chris Byars Ensemble (Bronx, NY)

(—Condensed from various press releases)