Not just first-time nominees, the Albany Symphony Orchestra won a Grammy Award earlier today (Sunday, January 26).
Conducted by maestro David Alan Miller, the Albany Symphony’s new album – John Corigliano’s Conjurer: Concerto For Percussionist & String Orchestra, featuring master percussionist Evelyn Glennie – earned their award in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category. The album was released last fall on the Naxos label.
“I was shocked and amazed and delighted,” said Miller when asked what his reaction was to hearing his name announced as the winner. “It’s just so exciting.”
Miller attended the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles to accept the award, and during his acceptance speech he thanked John Corigliano for writing such great music, Evelyn Glennie for playing so beautifully and the Albany Symphony musicians who believe that “the best music of our time deserves its place in the center of our repertoire.”