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GI-234935-16

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society, Inc. (Buffalo, NY 14202-1121)
Joseph I. Horowitz (Project Director: August 2015 to present)
Music Unwound

Implementation of orchestra performances, lectures, recitals, and related programs exploring the history and culture informing works by composer Kurt Weill.

The present application requests $760,538 (a Chairman’s Award) for “phase three” of an existing NEH project: Music Unwound, a consortium of orchestras, festivals, and universities engaged in re-thinking their core mission in order to incorporate thematic, contextualized, cross-disciplinary public programming. In phases one and two, each participant undertook one, two, or three festival topics: “Dvorak and America,” “Copland and Mexico,” and “Charles Ives’s America.” For phase three, the consortium would add a new, fourth topic to the mix: “Kurt Weill’s America.” The four topics, in tandem, cover a broad swath of American cultural history.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$400,000 (approved)
$400,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2016 – 8/31/2019


GI-50596-13

Pacific Symphony (Santa Ana, CA 92704-6951)
Joseph I. Horowitz (Project Director: January 2013 to November 2017)
Music Unwound

A series of multimedia performances and related symposia on the music of Anton Dvorak (1841-1904) and Charles Ives (1874-1954).

The present application requests $425,588 (a Chairman's Award) for Phase Two of an existing three-year $300,000 NEH project: "Music Unwound," a consortium of four orchestras each of which is engaged in re-thinking its core mission in order to incorporate thematic, contextualized, cross-disciplinary programming. The orchestras are the Pacific Symphony (Orange County, California -- the lead partner), the Louisville Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, and the Buffalo Philharmonic. In Phase One each orchestra undertakes one or both of two festival topics: "Dvorak and America" (already presented in the 2011-12 season) and "Copland and Mexico" (to be presented in 2012-13 and 2013-14). For Phase Two (2014-15 and 2015-16), the consortium would add a new, third topic "Charles Ives's America" in addition to two new members: the South Dakota Symphony and the University of Texas.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2014 – 3/31/2017


GI-50294-11

Pacific Symphony (Santa Ana, CA 92704-6951)
Joseph I. Horowitz (Project Director: August 2010 to December 2015)
Music Unwound

Implementation of orchestra performances, a CD, and related programs exploring the history and culture informing works by Dvorak and Copland.

A consortium of four orchestras -- Pacific Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the North Carolina Symphony, and the Louisville Orchestra -- seeks NEH support to create humanities-infused thematic programming. Two “Music Unwound” topics would be developed: "Dvorak and America," and "Copland and Mexico." Each orchestra would use a composer to illuminate issues of culture and society and explore these topics via festivals incorporating multi-media subscription concerts. Ancillary events, educational outreach, and collaborations with museums are also planned. The project will provide contexts for emotional and intellectual engagement and features potent linkage to high schools and universities featuring thematic humanities content. “Music Unwound” is conceived in the conviction that if orchestras are to regain impact as agents of cultural identity, a broader humanities mandate would vitally enhance both their mission and their capacity.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2011 – 11/30/2014