The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is pleased to celebrate the recent award-winning achievements of some of its performing arts grantees.   

Longtime grantee Kronos Quartet ( received a GRAMMY Award for Best Chamber Music Performance for its recording featuring soprano Dawn Upshaw, Alban Berg’s Lyric Suite.  Though nominated several times, this is Kronos Quartet’s first award.

San Francisco Symphony ( was awarded its second GRAMMY Award in two years for Best Classical Album for its live concert recoding of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3.   The recording is the third installment of the Symphony’s Mahler recording cycle.  The debut release of the cycle, a live concert recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 also won a GRAMMY Award for Best Orchestral Performance.  The San Francisco Girls’ Chorus ( was an artistic contributor on the award-winning recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 3.

SPARK, KQED’s ( critically acclaimed series on Bay Area arts and artists, received a Northern California EMMY Award, Interactivity, for the SPARK Web Site.  American Mavericks (, a radio series on American composers jointly produced by San Francisco Symphony and Minnesota Public Radio, received the coveted Peabody Award.