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12/06/13

Presenters and Ensembles Honored for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music

For Immediate Release
Contact: Susan Dadian
sdadian@chamber-music.org
(212) 242-2022, ext. 5082

Presenters and Ensembles Honored for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music

Awards to be presented at the Chamber Music America National Conference
January 19, 2014, at the Westin New York at Times Square

 

New York, NY—Three ensembles and five presenters have been selected to receive 2014 CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. The awards will be presented at the Chamber Music America National Conference on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Westin New York at Times Square (270 W. 43rd Street) in New York City. Cia Toscanini, vice president of concert music, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), will present the awards.

Established jointly by Chamber Music America and ASCAP, the annual awards recognize U.S.-based professional ensembles and presenters for distinctive programming of music composed within the past 25 years. The recipients, chosen by an independent panel of classical and jazz chamber music professionals, were evaluated on the basis of their programming and innovations in attracting audiences to performances of new music.

The 2014 CMA/ASCAP Awardees are:

ENSEMBLES:
Contemporary: Talea Ensemble (New York, NY)
Jazz:Steve Griggs Ensemble (Seattle, WA)
Mixed repertory:Atlantic Chamber Ensemble (Richmond, VA) 

LARGE PRESENTERS (10 or more concerts per year):
Contemporary:Symphony Space (New York, NY)
Jazz:The Jazz Gallery (New York, NY)
Mixed repertory:Americas Society (New York, NY)

SMALL PRESENTERS (9 concerts or less per year):
Contemporary:The Walden School (Dublin, NH)
Mixed repertory: Salt Bay Chamberfest (Damariscotta, ME)

For more information, please follow the above links or visit www.chamber-music.org/

Chamber Music America, the national network of ensemble music professionals, was founded in 1977 to develop and strengthen the chamber music community. With a membership of over 6,000, including musicians, ensembles, presenters, artist managers, educators, music businesses, and advocates of ensemble music, CMA welcomes members representing a wide range of musical styles and traditions.  In addition to its funding programs, CMA provides its members with consulting services, access to health and instrument insurance, conferences, seminars and several publications, including Chamber Music magazine, and a website,www.chamber-music.org.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is a membership association of more than 460,000 composers, songwriters, and publishers of every music genre. Founded in 1914, ASCAP is the only U.S. performing rights organization created and governed by its members.  ASCAP licenses non-dramatic public performances, and distributes royalties to its members.  ASCAP makes obtaining permission to perform music simple and economical for all who wish to perform copyrighted music publicly.