Music’s biggest night was last night, Sunday, April 3. Hosted by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, the 64th Annual Grammy Awards celebrated entries that were submitted between Sept. 1, 2020 – Sept. 30, 2021. We’re thrilled for the following Grammy award-winning artists who have performed with Pacific Symphony in the past and for those who are joining us next season. Congratulations, everyone! Enjoy every moment.
* indicates past/upcoming Pacific Symphony guest artist
BEST OPERA RECORDING
- Glass*: Akhnaten
Karen Kamensek*, conductor; J’Nai Bridges, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Zachary James & Dísella Lárusdóttir; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE
- Mahler: Symphony No. 8, ‘Symphony Of A Thousand’
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Grant Gershon, Robert Istad*, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz & Luke McEndarfer, chorus masters (Leah Crocetto, Mihoko Fujimura, Ryan McKinny, Erin Morley, Tamara Mumford, Simon O’Neill, Morris Robinson & Tamara Wilson; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Los Angeles Master Chorale, National Children’s Chorus & Pacific Chorale*)
Fun Fact: The singers of Pacific Chorale were in rehearsal with us yesterday when news of their Grammy win came in. You can see their reaction on their Facebook page here.
BEST CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
- Beethoven: Cello Sonatas – Hope Amid Tears
Yo-Yo Ma* & Emanuel Ax*
BEST CLASSICAL SOLO VOCAL ALBUM
Sangeeta Kaur & Hila Plitmann*; Danaë Xanthe Vlasse, pianist (Virginie D’Avezac De Castera, Lili Haydn, Wouter Kellerman, Nadeem Majdalany, Eru Matsumoto & Emilio D. Miler)
BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION
- Shaw: Narrow Sea
Caroline Shaw*, composer (Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish & Sō Percussion)
To see the full list of winners, please click here. Have a great week, everyone!