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Brian Raphael Nabors’s Upon Daybreak, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
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Rudersdal Chamber Players at Carnegie Hall
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
From the Canyons to the Stars
New World Center | 500 17th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Tania León Awarded the 2023 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition
Tania León, one of the 11 composers in New Music USA's Amplifying Voices program, has been awarded the 2023 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition. The $100K prize, which also includes two on-campus residencies and concert performances, was established in 2003 and is one of five Nemmers prizes awarded by Northwestern University. (The others are in the fields of Economics, Mathematics, Medical Science and Earth Sciences.) Nominations are solicited worldwide and the winner is determined by a committee comprising individuals of widely recognized stature in the music community. Previous Nemmers Composition Prize recipients include John Adams, John Luther Adams, Jennifer Higdon, Steve Reich, and Kaija Saariaho.
Doris Duke Foundation Announces Artist Awards and Raises Prize to $550K
Doris Duke Foundation
During the first-ever awards ceremony for the Doris Duke Artist Awards, held at Jazz at Lincoln Center in celebration of the awards' 10th anniversary, the Doris Duke Foundation announced that six new jazz, dance and theatre creators have been named Doris Duke Artists and also revealed that the size of the prize has doubled. Going forward each artist will now receive an award of $550,000, up from the previous sum of $275,000. The two musicians who have been named Doris Duke Artists are composer/trumpeter/producer Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah (formerly known as Christian Scott) and composer/vocalist/cellist Laura Kabasomi Kakoma, known by her stage name Somi. Additionally, the 129 previously named Doris Duke Artists each received a surprise bonus of $20,000, an unprecedented gift "in recognition of their transformative creative potential and seismic ongoing contributions to the fields of contemporary dance, jazz and theater at large."
Iván Enrique Rodríguez Receives the 2003 ASCAP Foundation Nissim Prize
Puerto Rican composer Iván Enrique Rodríguez (b. 1990) has been named recipient of the 43rd annual ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize for Sinfonia No. 2: Naa Okùnkùn ti Òkúta Dídán, an approximately 15-minute work for orchestra. In addition to awarding the $5000 prize to Rodríguez, the jury of three conductors (James Blachly, Tong Chen, and Julius P. Williams) has also awarded Special Distinction to: Nickitas Demos of Atlanta, GA for Three Soundscapes for Symphonic Winds; Dan Lazarescou of Dallas, TX for Impressions from the Black Sea for full orchestra; and Patrick O’Malley of Los Angeles, CA and Lake Charlevoix, MI for Obliviana for full orchestra.