Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Pew Grants $1.1 Million For Music Projects

Steve Reich will visit Philadelphia for a three-day residency at the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Composers Forum for performances of his Double Sextet and Daniel Variations, dedicated to the late journalist Daniel Pearl.

Pew Grants $1.1 Million For Music Projects

Kang Wansheng, who will perform with the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society
Kang Wansheng, who will perform with the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society

Steve Reich will visit Philadelphia for a three-day residency at the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Composers Forum for performances of his Double Sextet and Daniel Variations, dedicated to the late journalist Daniel Pearl.

The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society will present a series of world premieres (by David Ludwig, Richard Wernick, Adam Wernick and others) and Philadelphia premieres (by Elliott Carter, Osvaldo Golijov and others).

The Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society (费城京剧社) will perform three traditional Beijing operas: The Case of Chen Shimei (a Philadelphia premiere), The Wild Boar Forest, and The Jade Bracelet.

The support for these projects comes from the the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, which has awarded $1,141,900 in grants from the Philadelphia Music Project to a total of 18 Philadelphia-area groups presenting classical, blues, jazz and world music.

Here's the list, with more information here.

American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter, $45,000
Ars Nova Workshop, $45,000
Bowerbird, $25,000*
Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, $75,000
The Crossing, $25,000
Curtis Institute of Music, $100,000
Dolce Suono Chamber Music Concert Series, $65,900*
Mann Center for the Performing Arts, $100,000
Montgomery County Community College, $56,000
Network for New Music, $45,000
Opera Company of Philadelphia, $100,000
Painted Bride Art Center, $60,000
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, $75,000
Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society, $30,000*
Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe, $100,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art, $60,000
Piffaro, The Renaissance Band, $45,000
Tempesta di Mare, $90,000
* First-time grantee

 

 

 

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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