Friday, December 26, 2014

Pew Music Project Gives More Than $1 Million

The Philadelphia Music Project, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, awarded nearly $1.2 million to 19 groups, Pew said yesterday.

Pew Music Project Gives More Than $1 Million

The Philadelphia Music Project, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, awarded nearly $1.2 million to 19 groups, Pew said yesterday.

Astral Artists will get $95,000 to host a two-year residency with composer Aaron Jay Kernis.

The Curtis Institute of Music will receive $100,000 toward its staging of Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra.

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia will use $45,000 in the premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Missa Latina.

A first-time $50,000 grant will help "commission saxophonists Rudresh Mahanthappa (pictured) and Steve Coleman to compose and perform new works with Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, the Philadelphia-based 15-member big band."

Pew's exact payout this time: $1,179,675.

 

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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