Bienen School faculty members Donald Nally and Taimur Sullivan and alumnus Giancarlo Guerrero (G92) have received nominations for 2018 Grammy Awards.
Nally, director of choral organizations and conductor of The Crossing, and Sullivan, associate professor of saxophone and member of PRISM Quartet, are nominated for Best Choral Performance for The Fifth Century. Released by ECM Records in November 2016, the album features works by Gavin Bryars performed by The Crossing and PRISM Quartet. The recording was previously featured on the Chicago Tribune’s list of the best classical albums of 2016.
Several Bienen School alumni perform on The Fifth Century, including Micah Dingler (G09), Kevin Krasinski (14, G17), James Reese (15), and Elisa Sutherland (12, G14), as well as doctoral candidate Stephen Spinelli.
Guerrero, music director of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, received a nomination for Best Classical Compendium for Jennifer Higdon’s All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto & Oboe Concerto (Naxos), with producer Tim Handley. Guerrero has won five Grammy Awards to date.
The 60th annual Grammy Awards will air Sunday, January 28, 2018, on CBS.
Note: The Crossing will perform with the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble on Friday, March 16, 2018, in Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall as part of a weeklong residency at the Bienen School of Music.