Michael Daugherty's Tales Of Hemingway, American Gothic & Once Upon A Castle earns three GRAMMY® nominations for the Nashville Symphony, Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, cellist Zuill Bailey and the composer himself
Nashville, TN/New York, NY – December 6, 2016 – The Nashville Symphony's 27th album – featuring world premiere recordings by American composer Michael Daugherty – today brought the orchestra's GRAMMY® nomination count to 20. Released on Naxos on September 9th of this year Michael Daugherty's Tales Of Hemingway, American Gothic & Once Upon A Castle, earned the Nashville Symphony and Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero a nomination for Best Classical Compendium. The NSO and Cellist Zuill Bailey were also nominated for Best Instrumental Solo for Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingwayand Daugherty himself received a nomination for Tales of Hemingway in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition category.
The recording also features two additional Daugherty works: American Gothic, a concerto for orchestra reflecting on the creative world of Iowa artist Grant Wood, and Once Upon a Castle, a showcase for GRAMMY®-winning organist Paul Jacobs inspired by William Randolph Heart’s California castle. “With a sound that is distinctly and uniquely American,” writes Nashville Symphony Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, “Michael Daugherty’s work has always been an outstanding showcase for our orchestra. As only he can, Michael pays tribute here to three national icons, displaying the same virtuosity and accessibility that have earned him a GRAMMY® Award and a reputation as one of our country’s most important composers.”
The 59th Annual Grammys will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12, at 8 p.m. ET., on CBS.
The GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony has earned an international reputation for its innovative programming and its commitment to performing, recording and commissioning works by America’s leading composers. The Nashville Symphony has released 27 recordings on Naxos, which have received 20 GRAMMY® nominations and eight GRAMMY® Awards, making NSO one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. With more than 140 performances annually, the orchestra offers a broad range of classical, pops and jazz, and children’s concerts, while its extensive education and community engagement programs reach up to 80,000 children and adults each year.