SAN FRANCISCO and MENLO PARK, Calif, — The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation are pleased to announce six $75,000 grants for the creation and world premiere of six new works by gifted California composers, created in collaboration with another California artist of their choice. All of the commissioned musical works will have their world premieres in Bay Area public performances between December 2011 and June 2013.
The awards are the last in a three-year $1,350,000 initiative by the Gerbode and Hewlett foundations to support fresh, dynamic collaborations in contemporary dance, theater, and music. In 2008, grants were made for choreographer collaborations, and in 2009, for playwright collaborations.
Laura Karpman and The Kitchen Sisters received the 2010 Composer Collaboration Awards for:
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music – Laura Karpman and independent producers/authors The Kitchen Sisters
The Cabrillo Festival, one of the leading festivals dedicated to contemporary classical music, will premiere a full-evening production from Emmy Award–winning composer Laura Karpman and The Kitchen Sisters, authors and radio producers Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson. Their multimedia symphonic collaboration, The Hidden World of Girls, will explore stories of lives shaped by the secrets girls carry with them into adulthood.