PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been nominated for a Grammy for the second year in a row.
Grammy nominees were announced on Tuesday and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was included as a nominee for Best Orchestral Performance. The nomination came for their performance of “Bruckner 4.”
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“This community has invested for a long time in the caliber and quality of this orchestra in particular,” said Melia Tourangeau, president and CEO of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Tourangeau said that the orchestra’s success comes from the city’s consistent support and bringing top talent on board.
“Just like recruiting the best athletes for the sports teams, they recruited the best musicians for this orchestra,” Tourangeau said.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was nominated for the same Grammy award in 2014.
“It’s an honor and a privilege,” said Tourangeau. “The caliber of this orchestra is a calling card to the caliber of the city that supports it and this is a real tribute for the entire city and not just the orchestra.”
Other nominees in the category include The Oregon Symphony, Boston Symphony Orchestra, The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony.