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Seattle Symphony Wins First Grammy

Seattle Symphony. Photo by Yen Lui Studio

The Seattle Symphony has more Grammy Awards than Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, Diana Ross, The Beach Boys, Queen and The Doors combined. Those musical acts never won a Grammy Award. Last night, The Seattle Symphony won one

Become Ocean already garnered the Pulitzer Prize for music. Commissioned by the Seattle Symphony, it had its world premiere at Benaroya Hall and they played it at Carnegie Hall last spring

SSO was nominated for other classical Grammys: Best Orchestral Performance (Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1: Tout Un Monde Lointain; The Shadows of Time); Best Classical Instrumental Solo (Xavier Phillips for the Dutilleux symphony); Best Engineered Performance (for Become Ocean) and SSO’s recording engineer, Dmitriy Lipay, was nominated for Producer of the Year.

Become Ocean:

Dutilleux Symphony No. 1: