Grammy Awards http://wamc.org en Albany Symphony Orchestra's Grammy Win And February 8th Concert http://wamc.org/post/albany-symphony-orchestras-grammy-win-and-february-8th-concert <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.albanysymphony.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Albany Symphony Orchestra</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> won a Grammy Award on Sunday for B</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">est Classical Instrumental solo for its recording of composer John </span>Corigliano's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> "Conjurer — Concerto For Percussionist &amp; String Orchestra," recorded in the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.</span></p><p>This percussion concerto was conducted by David Alan Miller who joins us this morning to tell us how much a Grammy weighs and about their upcoming concert at The Palace in Albany, featuring Ravel’s <em>Bolero</em>, selections from Wagner’s powerful, historic opera <em>Tristan and Isolde</em>, and more.</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:12:59 +0000 Joe Donahue 82889 at http://wamc.org Albany Symphony Orchestra's Grammy Win And February 8th Concert Berkshire-Based Group Brings Home GRAMMY http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-based-group-brings-home-grammy <p>A musical group who makes its creative home at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org/" target="_blank">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, Massachusetts is now a GRAMMY award winner.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:52:23 +0000 Jim Levulis 82665 at http://wamc.org Berkshire-Based Group Brings Home GRAMMY Local Artists, Grammy Nominees http://wamc.org/post/local-artists-grammy-nominees <p> The Albany Symphony Orchestra has been nominated for a Grammy award.&nbsp;&nbsp; The 80-year old Orchestra gets its first grammy nomination for its recording of composer John Corigliano’s “Conjurer – Concerto For Percussionist &amp; String Orchestra,” featuring the world-acclaimed percussionist Evelyn Glennie, with maestro David Alan Miller of Delmar. The nod comes under the category of Best Classical Instrumental Solo. The recording was released earlier this year.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:27:02 +0000 Dave Lucas 79459 at http://wamc.org Local Artists, Grammy Nominees Herbert London: Civilizational Discontents http://wamc.org/post/herbert-london-civilizational-discontents <p>The barrier between barbarism and civilization is gossamer-thin, a layer of taboos that separates mankind from its base nature. An impulse to ascend is most often pushed into the armory of descent.<br><br>Nowhere was this more apparent than the recent Grammy Awards for musical “excellence.” Here were the half literate providing referential status to the half talented. Most of what I heard is dissonance. It was as if music is faintly related to the sounds emerging from electrified instruments.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:45:00 +0000 Herbert London 59840 at http://wamc.org Herbert London: Civilizational Discontents