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.