ALBANY — David Alan Miller, director of the Albany Symphony, earned his third Grammy Award nomination Friday for Best Orchestral Performance.
Miller shares the honor with the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic for their recent recording of works by John Harbison, the late Steven Stucky and Carl Ruggles. The recording was released by NAXOS Records in June of 2018 as part of its acclaimed American Classic series.
In 2014, Miller won a Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo with Dame Evelyn Glennie and the Albany Symphony. Miller received his second nomination in 2016 for Best Solo Vocal Album with Talise Trevigne and the Albany Symphony for the recording of Christopher Rouses’ Kabir Padavali.
Often featured as a guest conductor, Miller has worked with the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic before. The orchestra is comprised of talented young musicians from conservatories across the country. The Grammy-nominated piece included Harbison’s “Symphony No. 4” and Stucky’s “Second Concerto for Orchestra.”
Miller and the ASO will perform Stucky’s “Second Concerto” Jan. 5 and 6 at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
Miller has had long-standing relationships with both Stucky and Harbison. Harbison premiered and recorded “The Great Gatsby Suite” at the 2014 American Music Festival; Stucky was the Andrew W. Mellon Composer-in-Residence at the Albany Symphony during the 2015-16 season.
The 2019 Grammy Awards ceremony will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10.
Miller is a native of Los Angeles and attended the University at California-Berkeley before heading to The Juilliard School in New York City.