Kravis Prize for New Music to Dutilleux
The inaugural recipient of the Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic is Henri Dutilleux. The French composer received the prize a month ago. It was given to him for his demonstrated interest in fostering new music, as well as for his lasting contributions to the symphony orchestra repertoire.
With his assistance of Henri Dutilleux the New York Philharmonic will select three other composers, with whom he will share the proceeds. Each of these composers will write a work to be performed by the Orchestra in his honor. Names and the performance dates will be announced at a later date.