Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works Featuring the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Receives GRAMMY Nomination

Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works Featuring the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Receives GRAMMY Nomination

The recording of Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto; Oboe Concerto; Serenade to Music; Flos Campi featuring the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) received a nomination for a 61st annual GRAMMY® Award in the Best Classical Compendium category.

Released on the prestigious Chandos label in June 2018, this recording celebrates the Orchestra's renowned principal players and a focus on Canadian soloists, and displays a passion for the music of Vaughan Williams. The recording was captured during acclaimed live performances at Roy Thomson Hall in November 2017.

Featuring TSO soloists-Principal Viola Teng Li and Principal Oboe Sarah Jeffrey-the recording also showcases Canadian pianist Louis Lortie, and singers Carla Huhtanen, Emily D'Angelo, Lawrence Wiliford, Tyler Duncan, and the Elmer Iseler Singers, all under the direction of conductor Peter Oundjian.

Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works
Soloists | Toronto Symphony Orchestra | Peter Oundjian

Piano Concerto in C*
Serenade to Music#
Concerto in A minor for Oboe?
Flos Campi+

Carla Huhtanen | Soprano#
Emily D'Angelo | Mezzo-soprano#
Lawrence Wiliford | Tenor#
Tyler Duncan | Baritone#
Louis Lortie | Piano*
Teng Li | Viola+
Sarah Jeffrey | Oboe?
Elmer Iseler Singers#+
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Peter Oundjian

The 61st annual GRAMMY® Awards take place on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles.

Last year, the TSO was nominated for a 2018 GRAMMY® Award along with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir for the recording of Handel's Messiah orchestrated and conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, with soloists Elizabeth DeShong, John Relyea, Andrew Staples and Erin Wall.

Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works (CHAN5201) is available in stores across North America, as well as on iTunes and Apple Music. The recording is also available for streaming on Spotify and for purchase on TSO.CA.

The TSO Season Presenting Sponsor is BMO Financial Group.

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About the TSO: One of Canada's most respected arts organizations, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) plays a vital role in the city's dynamic cultural life. Committed to serving local and national communities through vibrant performances and expansive educational activities, the TSO offers a wide range of programming that resonates with people of all ages and backgrounds. With a notable recording and broadcast history complementing international touring engagements, the TSO is a unique musical ambassador for Canada around the world.

The TSO continues its long-established history of connecting younger generations with orchestral music. Two core programs include School Concerts, performed for over 40,000 students annually, and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (TSYO), which, in a tuition-free model, offers high-level orchestral training for talented young musicians aged 22 and under. Additionally, the TSO supports the development of next-generation artists through its annual open call for Canadian orchestral scores, and its essential Resident Conductor and Affiliate Composer positions.

Peter Oundjian was named TSO Conductor Emeritus at the end of his 14-year tenure as Music Director in June 2018. In the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons, Sir Andrew Davis will serve as Interim Artistic Director, prior to the arrival of the TSO's new Music Director in 2020. Sir Andrew Davis is well known to Toronto audiences, having a 44-year relationship with the TSO. Maestro Davis opens the 2018/19 season and returns to the TSO stage regularly in each of his two seasons as Interim Artistic Director. Gustavo Gimeno will begin serving as the TSO's Music Director in 2020/21.

The TSO was founded in 1922 by a group of Toronto musicians and gave its first performance at the historic Massey Hall. Since 1982, Toronto's iconic Roy Thomson Hall has been the TSO's home, drawing patrons from around the world. Soon to celebrate its centenary, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's name remains synonymous with musical versatility and growth, and artistic distinction.

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