The Right Note: Pittsburgh Has a Grammy-Winning Symphony
Pittsburghers, reeling from disappointments with our local sports teams, have found a winner with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, which is bringing two trophies home to the ‘Burgh, the first time it has done so since 1993.
PHOTO BY MICHAEL SAHAIDA
Bruno Mars was the big winner at Sunday night’s 60th annual Grammy Awards, but two of the night’s awards are coming home to Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians won both awards for which they were nominated, including Best Orchestral Performance and Best Engineered Classical Album. PSO won the best orchestral performance award for the “Shostakovich 5/Barber Adagio CD.” Mark Donahue won for the engineering of the album.
Proud Pittsburghers congratulated the orchestra across social media.
Pittsburgh's #CityofChampions nickname doesn't just apply to our sports teams. We've got a lot of talent on the stage as well, including the now TWO-time Grammy award-winning @PSOMusicians. #GRAMMYs https://t.co/5c6Dg40Bdt— WELCOME PITTSBURGH (@WelcomePGH) January 29, 2018
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra last won a Grammy in 1993 for "Best Classical Instrumental Solo with Orchestra" for its performance of "Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme."
Congratulations to all the 2018 winners.
Congratulations to Manfred Honeck, @psomusicians, and Reference Recordings on TWO @recordingacademy GRAMMY wins for best engineered album (Mark Donohue) and best orchestral performance (Manfred Honeck)! . #GRAMMYs #pittsburghsymphonyorchestra #pghmusic #pgh #pittsburgh #burghstrong #music #classical #symphony #pgharts