Polar Music Prize

  1. Chuck Berry, Peter Sellars Honored with Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    August 27, 2014 3:19 AM EDT Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer  Chuck Berry  and opera director Peter Sellars have been awarded the 2014 Polar Music Prize during a ceremony Tuesday in Stockholm.  The organizing committee praised the 88-year-old Berry for his contribution to rock, noting ...

  2. Paul Simon, Yo-Yo Ma Share Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    May 08, 2012 8:38 AM EDT STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Singer-songwriter Paul Simon and cellist Yo-Yo Ma have won the 2012 Polar Music Prize, Sweden's most prestigious award for musicians. Simon and Ma will receive 1 million kronor ($166,000) each and an invitation to the prize ...

  3. Inside The 2011 Polar Music Prize Ceremonies Honoring Patti Smith, Kronos Quartet

    August 31, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Patti Smith receives the 2011 Polar Music Prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Concert Hall, Stockholm. (Photo: Patrik Österberg / All Over Press Sweden) Patti Smith will perform live tonight at the Stockholm Concert Hall, the final event in a c ...

  4. Patti Smith, Kronos Quartet Win Sweden's 2011 Polar Music Prize

    August 30, 2011 4:00 PM EDT STOCKHOLM (AP) - American string quartet Kronos Quartet and rocker Patti Smith have received the prestigious 2011 Polar Music Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf. The musicians accepted their awards at a glitzy ceremony in Stockholm on T ...

  5. Patti Smith, Kronos Quartet Awarded Polar Music Prize

    May 03, 2011 7:27 AM EDT STOCKHOLM - American string quartet Kronos Quartet and rocker Patti Smith have won the 2011 Polar Music Prize, the prize committee announced Tuesday. The musicians will be invited to Stockholm later this year to accept the prize of 1 million krono ...

  6. Bjork, Morricone Accept 2010 Polar Music Prize

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Italian composer Ennio Morricone and Icelandic singer Bjork have received the 2010 Polar Music Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf. The musicians accepted their awards at a ceremony in Stockholm. Each award is worth 1 million kronor ($13 ...

  7. King Of Sweden Honors Pink Floyd, Renée Fleming

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Polar Music Prize has been presented to Pink Floyd and American soprano Renée Fleming by His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at Stockholm Concert Hall. Fleming was introduced by Peter Gelb, general manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New Yo ...

  8. Pink Floyd Welcomes Polar Music Prize

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The worlds of classical and rock music came together in Stockholm as 2008 Polar Music Prize winners Roger Waters and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd and American soprano Renée Fleming expressed appreciation for being named laureates of the award. The Pol ...

  9. Rollins, Reich Receive Polar Prize

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Seminal jazz artist Sonny Rollins and innovative minimalist Steve Reich were awarded the 16th annual Polar Music Prize on Monday (May 21) by His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden. The prestigious prize was presented during a nationally televi ...

  10. Reich, Rollins To Receive Polar Prize

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST American composer/musician Steve Reich and compatriot saxophonist Sonny Rollins will be the recipients of the 2007 Polar Music Prize, organizers revealed Thursday (Jan. 25). The honors will be presented May 21 in Stockholm by His Majesty King Carl ...

  11. Zeppelin, Gergiev Win Polar Music Prize

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev were awarded the 15th annual Polar Music Prize on Monday (May 22) by His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden. Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev were awarded t ...

  12. Zeppelin, Gergiev Win Polar Music Prize

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev were awarded the 15th annual Polar Music Prize on Monday (May 22) by His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden. Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev were awarded t ...

  13. Zeppelin, Gergiev Win Polar Music Prize

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previous winners include McCartney, Elton John. Legendary rock act Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor and artistic director Valery Gergiev were named laureates of the prestigious Polar Music Prize for 2006 yesterday (Nov. 7) in Stockholm by Ake Ho ...

  14. Zeppelin, Gergiev Win Polar Music Prize

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previous winners include McCartney, Elton John. Legendary rock act Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor and artistic director Valery Gergiev were named laureates of the prestigious Polar Music Prize for 2006 yesterday (Nov. 7) in Stockholm by Ake Ho ...

  15. Gil, Fischer-Dieskau Honored With Polar Prize

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil and German baritone/conductor Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau were honored in Stockholm yesterday (May 23) with the 14th annual Polar Music Prize. Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil and German baritone/conductor Dietrich Fisc ...

  16. Gil, Fischer-Dieskau Honored With Polar Prize

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil and German baritone/conductor Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau were honored in Stockholm yesterday (May 23) with the 14th annual Polar Music Prize. Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil and German baritone/conductor Dietrich Fisc ...

  17. Fischer-Dieskau, Gil Get Polar Prize

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Brazilian composer/musician/singer Gilberto Gil are the winners of the Polar Music Prize 2005, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in Stockholm announced to German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and B ...

  18. Fischer-Dieskau, Gil Get Polar Prize

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Honors to be presented May 23. German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Brazilian composer/musician/singer Gilberto Gil are the winners of the Polar Music Prize 2005, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in Stockholm announced today (Oct. 25). T ...

  19. King, Ligeti Awarded Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2003863">As expected</A>, blues legend B.B. King and avant-garde Hungarian composer Gy&#246;rgy Ligeti were ho As expected , blues ...

  20. King, Ligeti Awarded Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2003863">As expected</A>, blues legend B.B. King and avant-garde Hungarian composer Gy&#246;rgy Ligeti were ho As expected , blues ...