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Future’s So Bright? Music on the Net

A few weeks ago, Jupiter Media Matrix held a teleconference on the current state of the much talked about (but as of yet little heard) Internet music subscription services. The heads of MusicNet, pressplay, FullAudio, Listen.com, and Rioport were all on the line to discuss the development of the industry and offer a few projections […]

Fulbright Lecturer Armen Donelian Takes Jazz on the Road to Armenia

Photo by Judy Benvenuti Composer and jazzman Armen Donelian is heading eastward to Russia and Armenia this March to perform and teach as a Fulbright Scholar. After a week of concerts and master classes in St. Petersburg, Donelian will travel to Yerevan, Armenia to teach for three months as a Fulbright Lecturer at the Yerevan […]

Adams to Commemorate Sept. 11

John Adams The New York Philharmonic has invited composer John Adams to commemorate the first anniversary of the September 11 attacks with a work titled On the Transmigration of Souls. On September 19, as part of the first subscription program of the 2002-03 season, the Philharmonic and the New York Choral Artists will give the […]

Ten Jazz Masters Inducted into NEJA Hall of Fame

New England Jazz Association The New England Jazz Association has elected the first ten jazz artists to the New England Jazz Hall of Fame. The 172 invited voters made their selections based on personal preferences, but the nominees list included only deceased artists who were born in New England, relocated to the region, or spent […]

Carnegie Corp. Gives $10 Million to 137 NYC Cultural Institutions

Thanks to a gift from an anonymous donor, the Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded $10 million to 137 arts and cultural organizations in New York’s five boroughs. Ranging in amount from $25,000 to $100,000, the awards are intended to “contribute to the vibrant intellectual, cultural, and arts life of the city.” The unnamed […]

American Music Festival Broadcast on WNYC Radio

Banner from an early concert programCourtesy WNYC WNYC Radio, New York’s independent public radio station, kicks off a seven-evening American Music Festival tonight at 8 p.m. Since 1939, the station has annually celebrated a wide range of American music, from folk to classical, between Lincoln and Washington’s birthdays. This year’s event covers a lot of […]

Major Gift Endows CSO Composer-In-Residence Chair

Augusta Read Thomas, CSO Composer-in-ResidenceCourtesy Northwestern University Archive In what is believed to be a first for an American orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has received a major gift to endow a composer-in-residence chair. CSO Trustee Cynthia Sargent and her sister, Governing Member Sally Hands, made the contribution that will endow the chair for a […]

Juilliard’s Joel Sachs Wins 2002 Ditson Conductor’s Award

Joel SachsPhoto Nanette Melville, copyright 2001 Joel Sachs, founder and conductor of the New Juilliard Ensemble, has been recognized with Columbia‘s 2002 Ditson Conductor’s Award for his commitment to the performance of American works. He joins a list of recipients that includes Leonard Bernstein, Eugene Ormandy, JoAnn Falletta, Michael Tilson Thomas, and James DePreist. […]

Bush Requests $117 Million for NEA; Mason Steps in as Acting Chairman

Yesterday President Bush requested a $117 million budget appropriation for the National Endowment for the Arts in Fiscal Year 2003. Though most media attention has been given to the political debate surrounding the President’s proposed increases in defense spending and resulting cuts in other areas, this year’s NEA request represents a $12 million increase over […]