PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Presser Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of thirteen Special Projects totaling $366,500 in both single year and multiple year grants. Lucinda S. Landreth, President of the Board of Trustees, commented, "We are proud to support so many worthy music presenting, music performing and music education organizations in the Greater Philadelphia area whose projects are innovative, compelling and fill a clearly defined community need."
Special Project Grants: (in alphabetical order)
- Allentown Symphony Association: Latin Rhythms
- Astral Artistic Services, Inc.: Next Score
- Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Pictures at an Exhibition
- Chester Children's Chorus: Collaboration with Media Chamber Chorale
- Delaware Symphony Orchestra: Recording with Brasil Guitar Duo
- Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia: Honeger's King David
- Opera Philadelphia: War Stories
- Philadelphia Music Teachers Association: Dr. Andor Kiszley Carnegie Hall Solo, Ensemble and Concerto Recital
- PRISM Quartet, Inc.: Color Theory: Saxophones & Percussion
- Rider University – Westminster Choir College: Transforming Space
- Project 440: All City Enrichment
- The Mann Center for the Performing Arts: Firebird Spirit Rising
- The Philadelphia Orchestra: Charles Dutoit Celebration – War Requiem
More information on the Foundation's grant making activity can be found on it's website www.presserfoundation.org.
About The Presser Foundation
The Presser Foundation was established in 1939 under the Deeds of Trust and Will of the late Theodore Presser. It is one of the few private foundations in the United States dedicated solely to music education and music philanthropy. The Presser Foundation supports music performance and education through undergraduate and graduate scholar awards, operating and program support for music organizations, capital grants for music building projects, and assistance to retired music teachers. Much of the grant making focus of the Foundation is on organizations and institutions in the 100-mile radius surrounding Center City Philadelphia.
Contact: Teresa Araco Rodgers
SOURCE The Presser Foundation