A Grammy for the Albany Symphony Orchestra

ASO grammy winning recordingThis is great: The Albany Symphony Orchestra won a Grammy Sunday.

The ASO's victory was in the best classical instrument solo category for its recording of "Conjurer," a percussion concerto by American composer John Corigliano. The ASO performed the piece with Evelyn Glennie, a renowned Scottie percussionist, with David Alan Miller conducting.

You can hear a 45 second clip of the music at this YouTube video -- the ASO recording starts at the 2:15 mark.

It's the ASO's first Grammy. It topped a field that included the New York Philharmonic.

Glennie is scheduled to perform with the ASO again on May 17 at EMPAC as part of the he annual American Musical Festival. Tickets for that performance are "almost gone," according to the ASO's website.

Comments

Wow, that's awesome news! I remember hearing Miller interviewed on WAMC (if I remember right), saying that they were incredibly honored to be in the same category as the other nominees considering how high-profile the other names were. Very cool - can't wait to see ASO play one of my favorite pieces in a couple weeks...

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