The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will recognize nine chamber music and jazz ensembles, festivals and presenters for their adventurous programming at the annual Chamber Music America (CMA) National Conference on January 17, 2010.
The ASCAP Adventurous Programming Awards have been presented for the past 23 years to provide special recognition and encouragement to ensembles, festivals and presenter members of Chamber Music America that have prominently featured works written within the past twenty-five years during their past season. The winners are chosen by a panel selected by CMA and receive cash awards and plaques.
Frances Richard, ASCAP Vice President and Director of Concert Music, will present the awards on January 17, 2010 at the Westin New York at Times Square (207 W. 43rd Street, New York City). After the presentation, Terrance McKnight of WQXR, will moderate a session in which the award recipients will be invited to discuss their experiences performing and presenting new music.
Commenting on the awards, Richard said: “Through the presentation of these awards, and on behalf of our ASCAP composer and publisher members, we recognize those members of Chamber Music America whose strong commitment to the music of our time was demonstrated throughout the past season. Their excellent performances re-energize their audiences, and ensure the continuity and vitality of our great music tradition."
The 2010 recipients are listed below by category:
Small Presenter/Festival - Mixed Genre
ARTSwego (Oswego, NY)
Small Presenter/Festival - Contemporary
Carlsbad Music Festival (Carlsbad, CA)
Small Presenter/Festival - Jazz
Painted Bride Art Center (Philadelphia, PA)
Large Presenter/Festival - Mixed Genre
Bowdoin International Music Festival (Brunswick, ME)
Large Presenter/Festival - Jazz
Earshot Jazz Society of Seattle (Seattle, WA)
Ensemble - Mixed Repertory
Alturas Duo (West Hartford, CT)
Ensemble - Contemporary
International Contemporary Ensemble (Brooklyn, NY)
So Percussion (Brooklyn, NY)
Ensemble - Jazz
Chris Byars Ensemble (Bronx, NY)