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Monday, September 14, 2009
Henry Kravis, Patron of the Arts
The NY Times reports that billionaire Henry Kravis has donated $10 million to fund the New York Philharmonic's composer-in-residence program; the donation stipulates that the composer-in-residence will compose a piece for the Phil. In addition, there's money for a cool $250,000 grant in alternate years "to a working composer."
Watch this carefully: will the NYPO get important pieces with legs for their money? Will the composers-in-residence be big names? Will the grants go to the already-established or to younger or less-known composers?