On Friday, June 18, 2010, the Los Angeles Philharmonic was awarded the Morton Gould Award for Innovative Programming as part of the 2009-2010 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming presented at the League of American Orchestra’s 65th National Conference in Atlanta, GA. The LA Phil is one of 27 American orchestras to be honored with a 2009-2010 ASCAP Award. The League and ASCAP present the awards each year to orchestras of all sizes for programs that challenge the audience, build the repertoire, and increase interest in music of our time. More than a million dollars have been bestowed on orchestras since the awards were established in 1947.
Los Angeles Philharmonic President Deborah Borda commented, “It is an honor to be the recipient of such a distinguished award. During his inaugural season, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel emphatically carried on the LA Phil’s rich tradition of being a vital institution with an unwavering gaze to the future. Innovation is a key organizational priority, and being recognized for this work is extremely fulfilling.”
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Gustavo Dudamel, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable locations anywhere to experience music – Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil presents a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the Association’s involvement with Los Angeles extends to educational concerts, children's programming and community concerts, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.
Established in 1914, ASCAP is the first U.S. Performing Rights Organization (PRO) representing the world's largest repertory totaling over 8.5 million copyrighted musical works of every style and genre from more than 380,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members. ASCAP protects the rights of its members and foreign affiliates by licensing the public performances of their copyrighted works and distributing royalties based upon surveyed performances. ASCAP is the only American PRO owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. ASCAP has representation arrangements with similar foreign organizations so that the ASCAP repertory is represented in nearly every country around the world where copyright law exists. Visit ascap.com to learn more.
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