Lucas Richman, music director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, was conductor on a recording nominated for a 2010 Classical Grammy in the Best Classical Crossover Album category.
The album is Calling All Dawns by Christopher Tin, a song cycle in three movements with each movement corresponding to a different phase of life.
From Tin’s website:
In short, it’s 5 songs about life, 3 songs about death, and 4 songs about rebirth. There are songs of joy, mystery, and hardship, reflecting the complexity of our mortal selves. There are songs of the deepest, darkest sorrow to accompany us through death. And finally, there are songs of triumph and exultation that bring us roaring back to life, beginning the cycle anew.
Richman conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the recording made at Abbey Road Studios in London. Performers on the album are Frederica von Stade, Soweto Gospel Choir, Portuguese fado sensation Dulce Pontes, early-music quartet Anonymous 4, Iranian singer Sussan Deyhim, J-Pop star Lia, and an ensemble of over 200 instrumentalists and singers.
Grammy winners will be announced on February 13, 2011.