On Friday, June 2, 2006 the Boston Modern Orchestra Project will receive an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, given annually to honor orchestras whose programming indicates extraordinary efforts to expand the symphonic repertoire and develop and educate orchestra audiences. The Award will be given during the Awards Ceremony and Celebration of the American Symphony Orchestra League's 61st National Conference, be held this year in Los Angeles, California, May 30 - June 3 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites.
Presented annually by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and the American Symphony Orchestra League (League) at the League's National Conference, the Awards for Adventurous Programming recognize American orchestras whose concert programs demonstrate a strong commitment to the works of contemporary American composers. Since the establishment of the awards in 1959, ASCAP and the League have presented more than $650,000 to American orchestras of all sizes. The Boston Modern Orchestra Project is one of 25 American orchestras to receive an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming this year. A complete list of winners is attached.
"The presentation of contemporary music is important in keeping America's orchestras vital and fresh, and the League is proud to partner with ASCAP to present these distinguished awards," remarked League President and CEO Henry Fogel.
Boston Modern Orchestra Project will be given the John S. Edwards Award for Strongest Commitment to New American Music for its 2005-06 season programs.