Three individuals with ties to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association are among the nominees for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, announced Nov. 24.
CSO audio engineer Charlie Post, along with David Frost and Silas Brown, received a nomination in the category of best engineered album, classical, for Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 (Babi Yar), with Riccardo Muti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and featuring bass Alexey Tikhomirov on CSO Resound. It marked Post’s first nomination. Brown, a two-time Grammy winner, also was nominated in the same category for the Metropolitan Opera recording of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.
With 16 Grammys wins since 1999, music-industry veteran Frost picked up three additional nominations this year in the categories of producer of the year, classical; best opera recording (the Met’s Porgy and Bess), and best engineered album (Porgy and Bess).
Meanwhile, baritone Stephen Powell, a former member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and an alumnus of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Center for American Artists (now known as the Ryan Opera Center), received two nominations: best classical vocal for the disc American Composers at Play (Acis) and best opera recording for Dello Joio’s The Trial at Rouen (BMOP Sound).
The 63rd annual Grammy Awards will be announced Jan. 31 during a live telecast on CBS.
TOP: CSO audio engineer Charlie Post in his studio. | ©Todd Rosenberg Photography