To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of The Foundation, which was formally established in 1939 under various deeds of trust of the late Theodore Presser, the Trustees invited eligible institutions to submit proposals to support special projects that will especially celebrate and highlight the role of Philadelphia-born or -based composers and performers in the development of American concert music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
The 75th Anniversary Committee considered grant requests in the spring of 2014 for projects that will take place during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
The Foundation is pleased to announce grants totaling $350,000 for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons in celebration of the Foundation’s 75th Anniversary.
Choral Arts Philadelphia – The O Antiphons: A Philadelphia Composer “Songbook” (2014-15)
counter)induction – Listening In: George Crumb at 85 (2014-15)
Curtis Institute of Music – Jennifer Higdon Viola Concerto Commission (2014-15)
LiveConnections – The New Sound of Philadelphia: Boundary Crossing World Premieres By Philly Composers for Philly Artists (2014-16)
Lyric Fest – Composer in Residence Program (2014-15)
Network for New Music – Vincent Persichetti Centennial (2014-15)
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra – PYO’s Diamond Jubilee Concert Dedicated to The Presser Foundation for its 75th Anniversary (2014-15)
PRISM Quartet, Inc. – Philadelphia Story (2014-16)
Sister Cities Girlchoir – Marian Anderson Tribute Concert (2015-16)
Symphony In C & Astral Artists – Beyond Barber: Composing Philadelphia (2015-16)
The Philadelphia Orchestra – Philadelphia Commission II Micro-Festival (2015-16)