Music: Patrons at Work

The Rockefeller Foundation reached out last week to drop some more financial encouragement in the lap of music and ballet. The beneficiary: Manhattan's City Center, which got $200,000 to commission and design new works. Managing Director Lincoln Kirstein will divide the money between the City Opera and his now world-famed City Ballet. It was the foundation's second pat on the nation's musical back in three months. This spring, it gave $400,000 to the Louisville Orchestra (TIME, April 27) to commission and record new instrumental music.

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