Photo Op: The 2004 AMC Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

Based on post-party buzz, it was a great night. The AMC’s 2004 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony, held May 3 at the American Airlines Theater in New York City, served as both an opportunity to honor the accomplishments of composers and performers in the field and reconnect with colleagues.

  • A complete list of award winners and background on the event.


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    2004 Pulizer Prize-winner Paul Moravec greets ASCAP’s Vice President & Director of Concert Music Fran Richard
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    A Night to Celebrate: Incoming AMC Board President James Undercofler, AMC Letter of Distinction recipients Vivian Perlis and Dave Brubeck, AMC Board Chair John Kennedy, and AMC Executive Director Richard Kessler.
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    NEA Chairman Dana Gioia expresses his appreciation for the work of American composers and reports on the Endowment’s activities to open at the 64th Annual Meeting of the AMC.
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    Letter of Distinction recipient George Perle, just a few days shy of his 89th birthday, takes the opportunity to make a few jokes. The gathered crowd, including James Undercofler, appreciated the anecdotes.
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    Matt Haimovitz, recipient of the AMC Trailblazer Award, demonstrates his adventurous programming and gets a little political performing Jimi Hendrix’s version of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
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    ASCAP’s Fran Richard congratulates Founders Award winner Ornette Coleman and Letter of Distinction recipient Joseph Jarman of the Art Ensemble of Chicago after the ceremony.
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    Rediscovered jazz bassist/composer Henry Grimes was on hand for the festivities.
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    Letter of Distinction honoree Dawn Upshaw catches a moment with fellow honorees Dave Brubeck and Matt Haimovitz.
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    George Perle gets warm congratulations from his wife as well as (at back, l to r) AMC board members Augusta Read Thomas, Matthew Sigman and James Undercofler.
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    Composers enjoy the post-ceremony reception
    (l to r) Carl Stone with Bill Duckworth and Nora Farrell — Alvin Singleton and Ingram Marshall