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Volume 24, Number 10 — October 2017

Nashville Symphony receives Two Grammy Nominations

Nashville Symphony received two Grammy nominations for releasing a CD of works by Joan Tower.
Nashville Symphony received two Grammy nominations for releasing a CD of works by Joan Tower.

January 07, 2008

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Recording Academy has announced that the Nashville Symphony, led by Music Advisor Leonard Slatkin, has been nominated for two Grammys for their recording of works by American composer Joan Tower.

The Naxos recording was nominated in the categories of Best Classical Album and Best Orchestral Performance. Tower's piece "Made in America" also received a nomination for Best Classical Contemporary Composition.

"It was an honor for the Nashville Symphony to release a CD of works by Joan Tower, who is by far one of the most exciting composers of our time," said Alan D. Valentine, President and CEO of the Nashville Symphony. "We are thrilled to be in the company of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, among others, with these two important Grammy nominations."

The 50th Annual GRAMMY awards will take place on Feb. 10 in Los Angeles and will air live on CBS.

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