New York News
1:27 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Local Artists, Grammy Nominees

The Albany Symphony Orchestra has been nominated for a Grammy award.   The 80-year old Orchestra gets its first grammy nomination for its recording of composer John Corigliano’s “Conjurer – Concerto For Percussionist & 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.

Another area nominee is Pete Seeger. The Beacon resident and WAMC-staple received a nomination in the spoken-word category for “The Storm King,” an album of stories and poems set to "world" music.

The 56th annual Grammy awards ceremony is scheduled for January 26th.