Third Season of Music Alive – Composers and Orchestras Together Announced

Ten American composers and seven orchestras are teaming up for the third round of Music Alive – Composers and Orchestras Together residencies during the 2002-03 season. A collaboration between Meet The Composer and the American Symphony Orchestra League, the program pairs orchestras with composers who serve as advocates for contemporary music both within the organization […]

Lorin Maazel/New York Philharmonic Balance Old and New For 2002-2003 Season

Lorin Maazel On January 8, 2002, the New York Philharmonic announced its 2002-03 concert calendar, a 34-week subscription season during which new Music Director Lorin Maazel will take over the famed podium. Though many in the critical press were quick to voice their skepticism about the appointment of the 71-year-old Maazel, suggesting that perhaps a […]

$350,000 Granted by Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts

Mikel Rouse The Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts has awarded $350,000 in grants to support innovative artists and arts organizations. Twelve grants of $24,000 each have been given to artists working in the U.S. and abroad, including five to musicians—David First, Jin Hi Kim, Jim O’Rourke, Mikel Rouse, and Michael Schumacher. In addition, $61,000 has […]

44th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations Revealed

Nominations for the 44th annual Grammy Awards were announced at a star-studded press conference Friday in Beverly Hills. The 44th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on Feb. 27 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. This year’s addition of a category for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration brings the total to 101 categories covering 28 musical fields. […]

Music, Space, and Place

“Place is security, space is freedom.” —Yi-Fu Tuan Morton Feldman’s one and only composition lesson with Varèse was a brief encounter on the street in New York. The old master gave the young upstart one pearl of wisdom: “Make sure you think about the time it takes from the stage to go out there into […]

Kenneth Frazelle Awarded $10,000 Barlow Prize; Eight Others Receive Commissions

Barlow Endowment bestows $50,000 in commissions Interview with Kenneth Frazelle Nine commissions have been awarded by The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University. North Carolina composer Kenneth Frazelle has won the largest of these—the Barlow Prize. This year the $10,000 commission is for a sacred song cycle scheduled for premiere by Erie […]

Talking Shop with Kenneth Frazelle

North Carolina composer Kenneth FrazellePhoto courtesy Fine Arts Management “I’m not the contest winning-type,” composer Ken Frazelle protests when I reach him at his home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to talk about his 2001 Barlow Prize. “The president of the Barlow Foundation called and I said, ‘You’re kidding,’ because I feel like something of an […]

Cohen and Bermel Win Westchester Prize for New Works

Cohen and Bermel awarded the Westchester Prize for New WorksPhotos by Susan Woog Wagner and Tom LeGoff Interview with Gerald Cohen Interview with Derek Bermel Three artists who have partnered with Westchester, New York, cultural organizations will share the Westchester Prize for New Works, a cash award intended to support the creation and premiere performance […]