Filharmonie Brno Receives Nomination For International Classical Music Awards (Brno Daily)
On 15 November, the International Classical Music Awards, one of the most prestigious international competitions, announced the nominations for the best recordings of 2023, including the January release of Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 12, “Lodger,” which was recorded with Filharmonie Brno. The orchestra performed the piece at its Czech premiere last year, and will perform it for the first time in front of a New York audience next year at Carnegie Hall, as part of a major US tour, with the personal participation of Philip Glass.
Under the direction of Principal Conductor Dennis Russell Davies, the recording is dominated by multiple Grammy-winning singer Angélique Kidjo from Benin, and features one of today’s most acclaimed organists, Christian Schmitt. “I’m really excited about this, I remember once discussing with Philip the idea of composing a symphony. He had successful operas, a couple of orchestral works, and I was keen to get his music into concert halls and play it with a symphony orchestra,” said Davies, who has a long-standing friendship with Glass. —Bing Ni