Seattle Symphony Wins Second Grammy For Violin Concerto

Violinst Augustin Hadelich SEATTLE SYMPHONY

Congratulations, Seattle Symphony! Another Grammy! The 2016 Grammy award for best classical instrumental solo went to violinist Augustin Hadelich, for Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L’Arbre Des Songes, with the Seattle Symphony conducted by Ludovic Morlot, a release on the orchestra’s own label.

Seattle Symphony earned its first Grammy last year — Best Contemporary Classical Composition — for its recording of John Luther Adams’s Become Ocean, a work SSO commissioned.

Is it any surprise that an orchestra based in the nature-conscious Pacific Northwest would produce award winners about oceans and trees? The title of the Dutilleux concerto translates as The Tree of Dreams.

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