Several recent Lively Arts-commissioned works were included in the 2012 GRAMMY Award nominations announced last night.
Music from Steven Mackey’s SLIDE (given its Bay Area premiere at Stanford with eighth blackbird in 2011) was nominated for three categories: “Best Engineered Album,” “Best Small Ensemble Performance,” and “Best Contemporary Composition.”
John Adams’ recording for Son of Chamber Symphony (given its world premiere at Stanford in 2007) and String Quartet (given its West Coast premiere at Stanford in 2009) with the St. Lawrence String Quartet was nominated in the “Producer of the Year” category.
Steve Reich’s Mallet Quartet (U.S. premiere at Stanford in 2010) and Meredith Monk’s Songs of Ascension (world premiere at Stanford in 2008) were also nominated in the “Producer of the Year” category.
In addition, nominations went to the Pacifica Quartet’s recent Shostakovitch recording (seen earlier this season at Lively Arts) and to John Hollenbeck (seen last season at Lively Arts).
The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Feb. 12, 2012, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. See full list of nominees.
—Posted by Robert Cable, Public Relations Manager