ASCAP, League of American Orchestras honor Marin Alsop and other "adventurous" programmers
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and League of American Orchestras will recognize orchestras for their adventurous programming and "exceptional commitment to contemporary composers" during Thursday's session at the League's annual conference.
Taking top honors -- the John S Edwards Award for Strongest Commitment to New American Music -- is Marin Alsop's Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, California.
Among others honored for programming of contemporary music are ...
the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, and Brooklyn Philharmonic.
In the collegiate orchestra category,the Peabody Symphony and Concert Orchestras took second place.