2023 Grammy nomination for Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil
Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic won a Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance alongside another Los Angeles nominee, conductor Christopher Rountree’s experimental new music chamber orchestra, Wild Up.
The two bands face conductor Doug Perkins and musicians from the University of Michigan Chamber Music Department and the University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble; John Williams and the Berliner Philharmoniker; and Michael Repper and the New York Youth Symphony.
Dudamel and the LA Phil were awarded for “Dvořák: Symphonies Nos. 7-9”. Dudamel has been conducting works by the Czech composer of the 19th century for years. In February 2020, Times classical music critic Mark Swed described a list of such performances as a “revelation”.
If Dudamel wins at the 65th Grammy Awards in February, he will earn his fifth win in as many nominations. He has three wins in the past three years. At the 64th Annual Awards, he won Best Choral Performance for “Mahler: Symphony No. 8, ‘Symphony of a Thousand'”. “Ives: Complete Symphonies.” He won in the same category at the 62nd Grammys Awards for “Norman: Hold.” His first win came at the 54th Grammy Awards for Best Orchestral Performance for “Brahms: Symphony No. 4.”
Roadtree and Wild Up are nominated for “Eastman: Stay on It”. The conductor and his orchestra have already been nominated for best chamber music/small ensemble performance for “Cerrone: The Pieces That Fall to Earth”.