Bjork, Morricone Receive Polar Prize

Bjork, Morricone Receive Polar Prize

Bjork, Morricone Receive Polar Prize
GRAMMY-nominated artist Bjork and GRAMMY-winning composer Ennio Morricone are recipients of the 2010 Polar Music Prize, worth $136,000 each, announced by Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf Monday at an awards ceremony in Stockholm. The Polar Music Award, founded in 1989, recognizes individuals, groups and institutions who have reached exceptional achievements in music. (8/30)

Hamlisch Named Pasadena Pops Conductor
The Pasadena Symphony and Pops have announced that GRAMMY-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch will serve as principal conductor for the Pasadena Pops during the summer of 2011 where he will lead several concerts at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Hamlisch's responsibilities will involve various aspects of the running of the orchestra, including programming, fundraising and finding guest conductors. (8/30)

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