Best Orchestral Performance for John Adams’ City Noir on Nonesuch Records

Today the St. Louis Symphony received the Best Orchestral Performance Grammy Award for its recording of John Adams’ City Noir. The Nonesuch recording includes two recent compositions by American composer Adams, the symphonic work City Noir, and the Saxophone Concerto, featuring soloist Timothy McAllister. Both works were recorded live at Powell Hall in 2013, with St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson conducting.

National Public Radio had previously selected the recording as one of its top 25 so far in 2014, and said of the CD “…the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and conductor David Robertson are born naturals for this music, turning in fresh, dynamic and invigorating performances.”

Today’s win brings the St. Louis Symphony’s Grammy total to seven.