Laura Kaminsky, New York-based composer of contemporary chamber, vocal, and orchestral music, with social-political topics like environment and war

Kaminsky Honored for Symphony Space’s Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music

New York, NY – Three ensembles and five presenters, including Symphony Space, have been selected to receive 2014 CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. The awards will be presented at the Chamber Music America National Conference on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Westin New York at Times Square (270 W. 43rd Street) in New York City. Cia Toscanini, vice president of concert music, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), will present the awards.

Established jointly by Chamber Music America and ASCAP, the annual awards recognize U.S.-based professional ensembles and presenters for distinctive programming of music composed within the past 25 years. The recipients, chosen by an independent panel of classical and jazz chamber music professionals, were evaluated on the basis of their programming and innovations in attracting audiences to performances of new music.

The 2014 CMA/ASCAP Awardees are:

Ensembles
Contemporary: Talea Ensemble (New York, NY)
Jazz: Steve Griggs Ensemble (Seattle, WA)
Mixed repertory: Atlantic Chamber Ensemble (Richmond, VA)

Large Presenters (10 or more concerts per year)
Contemporary: Symphony Space (New York, NY)
Jazz: The Jazz Gallery (New York, NY)
Mixed repertory: Americas Society (New York, NY)

Small Presenters (9 concerts or less per year)
Contemporary: The Walden School (Dublin, NH)
Mixed repertory: Salt Bay Chamberfest (Damariscotta, ME)