2013 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming

The League of American Orchestras announced today the winners of this year’s ASCAP awards for adventurous programming. ASCAP and the League present the awards each year during the League’s conference to orchestras of all sizes for programs that challenge the audience, build the repertoire, and increase interest in music of our time.

The winners for 2012-2013 are as follows:

2012-13 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming

John S. Edwards Award for Strongest Commitment to New American Music
Albany Symphony Orchestra, David Alan Miller, Music Director and Conductor

Morton Gould Award for Innovative Programming
South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Delta David Gier, Music Director

Leonard Bernstein Award for Educational Programming
New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, Music Director

Award for American Programming on Foreign Tours
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Awards for Programming of Contemporary Music

Group 1 Orchestras
First Place: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director
Second Place: Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Ludovic Morlot, Music Director
Third Place: Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero, Music Director

Group 2 Orchestras
First Place: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Second Place: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane, Artistic Director
Third Place: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, Music Director

Group 3/4 Orchestras
First Place: Santa Rosa Symphony, Bruno Ferrandis, Music Director and Conductor

Group 5/6 Orchestras
First Place: Berkeley Symphony, Joana Carneiro, Music Director
Second Place: Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, Artistic Director
Third Place: San José Chamber Orchestra, Barbara Day Turner, Music Director/Conductor

Group 7/8 Orchestras
First Place: Lexington Symphony, Jonathan McPhee, Music Director
Second Place: Michigan Philharmonic, Nan Washburn, Music Director and Conductor
Third Place: New England Philharmonic, Richard Pittman, Music Director

Collegiate Orchestras
First Place: Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra, Jeffery Meyer, Director of Orchestras

Youth Orchestras
First Place: Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, Troy Peters, Music Director

First Place: Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Marin Alsop, Music Director and Conductor

Click here for a repertoire list of the winning orchestras, and congratulations to all!

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Ann Drinan
Ann Drinan

Ann Drinan, Senior Editor, has been a member of the Hartford Symphony viola section for over 30 years. She is a former Chair of the Orchestra Committee, former member of the HSO Board, and has served on many HSO committees. She is also the Executive Director of CONCORA (CT Choral Artists), a professional chorus based in Hartford and New Britain, founded by Artistic Director Richard Coffey. Ann was a member of the Advisory Board of the Symphony Orchestra Institute (SOI), and was the HSO ROPA delegate for 14 years, serving as both Vice President and President of ROPA. In addition to playing the viola and running CONCORA, Ann is a professional writer and editor, and has worked as a consultant and technical writer for software companies in a wide variety of industries for over 3 decades. (She worked for the Yale Computer Science Department in the late 70s, and thus has been on the Internet, then called the DARPAnet, since 1977!) She is married to Algis Kaupas, a sound recordist, and lives a block from Long Island Sound in Branford CT. Together they create websites for musicians: shortbeachwebdesign.com.

Ann holds a BA in Music from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an MA in International Relations from Yale University.

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