Con­duc­ter nom­i­nated for a third Grammy

David Alan Miller’s record­ing of works re­leased in June cited

Albany Times Union - - CAPITAL REGION - Staff re­port

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.

MILLER

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