Inaugural Joyce Awards Support Work by Sierra and Ung

Roberto Sierra and Chinary Ung The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra are among the first cultural organizations to benefit from the Joyce Foundation‘s newly established Joyce Awards, a funding initiative designed to support mainstream Midwestern cultural organizations commissioning works by artists of color. Each organization will receive a grant of $50,000 […]

Bush Asks for $18 million for National Endowment for the Arts

Mrs. Laura Bush and NEA Chairman Dana Gioia at the news conference announcing the proposed increase.Photo by Jim Saah President George W. Bush is requesting an $18 million budget increase for the National Endowment for the Arts to fund a major new initiative, American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius, Laura Bush announced today. To […]

And the Nominees Are: The 76th Annual Race for Oscar

After looking at the nominees list for the 76th annual Oscar race released this morning, the same ‘Oh, of course,’ reaction hit me once again. No surprises (except perhaps that John Williams didn’t get nominated this year), but who expected one? Still, no need to play ostrich with head buried firmly in sand. Keeping track […]

John Cage Uncaged in the UK

Broadcast Information Cage in his American Context January 16, 2004—7:30 p.m. Barbican Hall LIVE on BBC Radio 3 Shown on BBC4 at 8.30pm Complete program Lawrence Foster, conductor Philip Mead, piano BBC Symphony Orchestra SCHUMAN: New England Triptych CAGE: The Seasons COWELL: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra IVES: Central Park in the Dark ANTHEIL: A […]