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THE SCOOP | The Azrieli Foundation Announces New Call For Proposals From Professional Orchestras

By Anya Wassenberg on January 31, 2020

Azrieli Music Prizes 2020 (Photo courtesy of the Azrieli Foundation)
Azrieli Music Prizes 2020 (Photo courtesy of the Azrieli Foundation)

The Azrieli Foundation has announced a call for proposals for a brand new funding stream within its Azrieli Music Prizes (AMP) program.

The Azrieli Music Prizes Performance Fund (AMP-PF) is a new and annual funding stream that offers support for professional ensembles to prepare and perform works that have won the Azrieli Music Prize. Orchestras that receive funding would perform the AMP winning works in their 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 seasons.

According to a media release, the AMP-PF has been established to provide performance opportunities for the works that have won the Azrieli Music Prize, representing an important next step for new compositions.

The Foundation is accepting proposals from orchestras to request support ranging from $5,000 CAD to $25,000 CAD. The funding is intended to help orchestras with the nuts and bolts of preparing for a performance, including score rentals, soloist fees, rehearsal time, and promotions. Funding can also be requested in order to host the AMP Laureates at the concerts of their own prize-winning works.

The current call for proposals focuses on the Azrieli Music Prize winners from 2016 and 2018.

  • The Seven Heavenly Halls for tenor solo, mixed choir and orchestra by Brian Current (2016 Azrieli Commission for Jewish Music)
  • Klezmer Clarinet Concerto for solo clarinet and orchestra by Wlad Marhulets (2016 Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music)
  • En el escuro es todo uno (In the Darkness, All is One) for solo cello, solo harp and orchestra by Kelly-Marie Murphy (2018 Azrieli Commission for Jewish Music)
  • Nigunim (Violin Concerto No. 2) for solo violin and orchestra by Avner Dorman (2018 Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music)

The Azrieli Music Prizes were established in 2014, and are awarded biannually. Two of the prizes focus on new Jewish music, with a third piece commissioned from a Canadian composer.

The deadline for proposals is April 10, 2020. May 1, 2020. Details.

[Update: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the deadline for proposals has been extended.]

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Anya Wassenberg

Anya Wassenberg is a Senior Writer and Digital Content Editor at Ludwig Van. She is an experienced freelance writer, blogger and writing instructor with OntarioLearn.
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