Conducter nominated for a third Grammy
David Alan Miller’s recording of works released in June cited
Albany Symphony conductor David Alan Miller has been nominated for a Best Orchestral Performance Grammy for conducting the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic on its recent recording of works by composers John Harbison, Steven Stucky and Carl Ruggles.
The slate of Grammy nominations for the 2019 class was announced Friday.
This marks the third time Miller has been nominated. He won in 2014 for Best Classical Instrumental Solo with Dame Evelyn Glennie and the Albany Symphony. The second nomination came in 2016 for Best
Solo Vocal Album with Talise Trevigne and the ASO for the recording of Christopher Rouse’s “Kabir Padavali.”
The newly nominated recording was released by Naxos Records in June as part of the label’s “American Classics” series. Miller conducted the orchestra — including musicians from conservatories across the country — on selections including John Harbison’s Symphony No. 4 and the late Steven Stucky’s Second Concerto for Orchestra.
According to a news release, both Stucky and Harbison have had a longstanding relationship with Miller and the ASO. Harbison premiered and recorded “The Great Gatsby Suite” at the 2014 American Music Festival, and Stucky was the Andrew W. Mellon composer in residence at the Albany Symphony during the 2015-16 season.
Stucky died unexpectedly during his residency following a brief battle with cancer. This season, the Albany Symphony will feature the composer’s Chamber Concerto on Jan. 5 and 6 at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.