We’re delighted to announce that two of this season’s artists, composer Anna Clyne and early music ensemble New York Polyphony, are up for Grammy Awards!
Clyne’s Prince of Clouds is nominated for a Grammy for “Best Contemporary Composition.” This intricate work, composed for a double violin concerto with string orchestra, had its New York premiere at the Two x Four concert in Miller’s Bach, Revisited series in the 2012-13 season. The performance featured violinists Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo, for whom Clyne composed the piece, and their Grammy-nominated recording includes the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble and conductor Vinay Parameswaran, all of whom brought the piece to life on the Miller stage.
New York Polyphony’s newest release, Sing thee Nowell—a Christmas album dedicated to showcasing hundreds of years of holiday carols—is nominated for a Grammy for “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.” New York Polyphony is a perennial favorite at Miller, and Sing thee Nowell includes a number of works they performed during a Miller concert on a very snowy night last December. That performance featured the world premiere of Andrew Smith’s Nowell: Arise and Wake, commissioned by Miller Theatre and included on the Grammy-nominated album.
It’s thrilling to see these works, which we were lucky enough to hear live at Miller, go on to achieve national acclaim. We’ll be rooting for these artists come February!