The 2005 ASCAP Adventurous Programming Awards Announced

The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers announced the recipients of their annual Adventurous Programming Awards today during the American Symphony Orchestra League’s National Conference in Washington, D.C. A total of 25 awards were presented during a celebration and reception honoring American orchestras whose concert programs prominently feature music composed within the last twenty-five years.

The winners are:

John S. Edwards Award for Strongest Commitment to New American Music:
American Composers Orchestra, Steven Sloane, Music Director and Conductor, Robert Beaser, Artistic Director

Morton Gould Award for Innovative Programming:
Boston Symphony Orchestra, James Levine, Music Director

Leonard Bernstein Award for Educational Programming:
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänska, Music Director

Awards for the Programming of Contemporary Music:

Orchestras with Annual Operating Expenses more than $13.8 Million:
First Place: San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director
Second Place: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Music Director
Third Place: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

Orchestras with Annual Operating Expenses $5.2 – $13.8 Million:
First Place: Rochester Philharmonic, Christopher Seaman, Music Director
Second Place: Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, Music Director Laureate
Third Place: Orange County’s Pacific Symphony, Carl St. Clair, Music Director

Orchestras with Annual Operating Expenses $1.7 – $5.2 Million:
First Place: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director
Second Place: Memphis Symphony Orchestra, David Loebel, Music Director and Conductor
Third Place: Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Neal Gittleman, Music Director

Orchestras with Annual Operating Expenses $450,000 – $1.7 Million:
First Place: Albany Symphony Orchestra, David Alan Miller, Music Director and Conductor
Second Place: Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, Artistic Director
Third Place: Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Kent Nagano, Music Director and Conductor

Orchestras with Annual Operating Expenses $450,000 or less:
First Place: New England Philharmonic, Richard Pittman, Music Director
Second Place: San José Chamber Orchestra, Barbara Day Turner, Music Director and Conductor
Third Place: Plymouth Symphony Orchestra, Nan Harrison Washburn, Music Director and Conductor

Collegiate Orchestras:
First Place: Brown University Orchestra, Paul Schuyler Phillips, Music Director and Conductor
Second Place: Lamont Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Golan, Music Director and Conductor
Third Place: The University of Wyoming Orchestras, Dr. Michael Griffith, Director of Orchestral Activities

Youth Orchestras:
First Place: Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Allen Tinkham, Music Director
Second Place: New York Youth Symphony, Paul Haas, Music Director
Third Place: Portland Youth Symphony, Mei-Ann Chen, Conductor and Music Director

Festival Orchestras:
First Place: Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Marin Alsop, Music Director and Principal Conductor