Saturday, May 12, 2007

Southwest Chamber Music Gets Half a Mil

This small article was in today's Los Angeles Times

Chamber receives $500,000 grant
Southwest Chamber Music has received a grant totaling $500,000 to be paid over the next 10 years from the Schoenberg Family Charitable Fund.

The grant, the largest in the Pasadena group's history, will be used to pay for future recordings. Southwest received classical album Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004. (Chris Pasles)
a gong belonging to composer William KraftHalf a million dollars is a lot of money and quite a long term commitment for a chamber music group - especially one that does so much modern repertoire. I hope they use it to good effect.

Congratulations to SCMS. Here's their website.

Okay, by a show of hands, how many of you knew there was such a thing as "The Schoenberg Family Charitable Fund"? (Not me.)

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Unknown said...

Jeepers Wally, me neither! Maybe there will be a donation to UCLA's Schoenberg Auditorium on the horizon!

Were there strings attached? Like having to perform and record Schoenberg's music?

I'm glad there IS a Schoenberg Family Charitable Fund. Let me know if you find out any other info about it.

David Ocker said...

Roger - is that a Leave it to Beaver reference entwined with a question about the legacy of Arnold Schoenberg?

On the subject SCMS & SFCF, all I know is what I read in the paper.

And I copied everything in the paper (May 12, 2007 Calendar Section, page E2 far right hand column a couple inches below a picture of Michael Moore) into my post.

You ask good questions & your guesses are as good as mine as to what the answers are. Better, probably.

Maybe someone from one of the two acronyms will do an ego search and leave us more info.