Symphony gets $50,000 NEA grant

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The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra a $50,000 grant to support its Composer of the Year program for the 2013-14 season.

The PSO is one of 895 nonprofit organizations that received Art Works grants, which totaled $23.4 million. The award also supports the orchestra's reading session for young composers.

While the PSO hosts a resident composer every year, this season is the first "Year of Pittsburgh Composers," as it features the music of eight artists based in Pittsburgh and affiliated with local universities. The symphony is performing works by the resident composers throughout this season, with remaining concerts in February and March.

"This grant recognizes the innovative ways that orchestras like the Pittsburgh Symphony make music and performing arts more accessible to their communities," said music director Manfred Honeck in a press release. "We are particularly proud of our Composer of the Year program, and this year is a special one that celebrates the wealth of musical talent found here in Pittsburgh."


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