Several artists performing this season at Symphony Center have been honored with nominations for the 57th annual Grammy Awards. Nominees, including Anna Clyne, CSO co-composer-in-residence, were announced Dec. 5 in 83 categories.
Clyne received a nomination in the best contemporary classical composition category for her Prince of Clouds, recorded by violinists Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh and the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble, conducted by Vinay Parameswaran, on the album “Two x Four,” released by Chicago-based Cedille Records. In December 2012, Prince of Clouds had its CSO debut performances in concerts led by Harry Bicket, with guest soloists Koh and Laredo.
Engineers David Frost and Christopher Willis along with mastering engineer Tim Martyn were nominated in the best engineered album/classical category for their work on “Riccardo Muti Conducts Mason Bates and Anna Clyne,” a digital-only release from CSO Resound.
Also receiving Grammy nominations are the following artists, all performing at Symphony Center this season:
Kenny Barron: best improvised jazz solo for “The Eye of the Hurricane,” a track from “Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio” (Whaling City Sound), featuring the Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio. At Symphony Center on Dec. 5.
Manfred Honeck: best orchestral performance, conducting his Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Dvořák: Symphony No. 8/Janáček: Symphonic Suite From Jenůfa (Reference Recordings). At Symphony Center Dec. 11-16.
Dianne Reeves: best jazz vocal album for “The Beautiful Life” (Concord Records). At Symphony Center on Jan. 30.
Olli Mustonen: best chamber music/small ensemble performance for “Martin: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-3” (BIS), with cellist Steven Isserlis. At Symphony Center on Feb. 22.
Hilary Hahn: best chamber music/small ensemble performance for “In 27 Pieces — The Hilary Hahn Encores” (Deutsche Grammophon), accompanied by pianist Cory Symthe. At Symphony Center on April 12.
Chick Corea: best improvised jazz solo for “Fingerprints,” a track from “Trilogy” (Concord Jazz), recorded by the Chick Corea Trio, and best jazz instrumental album for “Trilogy.” At Symphony Center on April 17 (with Herbie Hancock).
Ludovic Morlot: the Seattle Symphony music director, who will join the CSO for a two-week residency this spring, received a nomination in the best orchestral performance category for Henri Dutilleux’s Symphony No. 1/Tout un Monde Lointain/The Shadows of Time (Seattle Symphony Media). In addition, the Seattle Symphony, its engineers and producers, and cellist Xavier Phillips received three nominations. Furthermore, Seattle commissioned and premiered John Luther Adams’ Become Ocean, nominated in the best contemporary classical composition category. At Symphony Center from May 28 to June 7.
Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer: best contemporary instrumental album for “Bass & Mandolin” (Nonesuch) and best instrumental composition for “Tarnation” from “Bass & Mandolin.” In addition, “Bass & Mandolin” was nominated in the best engineered album/non-classical category for engineers Richard King and Dave Sinko, and mastering engineer Robert C. Ludwig. Thile also picked up nominations in the best Americana album and best American roots performance categories for “A Dotted Line,” recorded by the country trio Nickel Creek. Thile and Meyer performed Oct. 17 at Symphony Center.
A complete list of nominees can be found here. The winners will be announced Feb. 8 on a CBS telecast.
TOP: Harry Bicket leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with guest violinists Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo, in Anna Clyne’s Prince of Clouds, which just received a Grammy nomination for best contemporary classical composition. | Todd Rosenberg Photography