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Temple University Symphony Orchestra Performs on Two 2 Grammy Nominations

Contact: Linda Fiore

December 6, 2012

The Temple University Symphony Orchestra performed and recorded two orchestra works commissioned by the Boyer College of Music and Dance that received Grammy nominations last night in the "Best Instrumental Composition" category:

Music of Ansel Adams: America, by Chris and Dave Brubeck and Overture, Waltz and Rondo, by Bill Cunliffe. Terell Stafford was the trumpet soloist on the Cunliffe and both works were conducted by Luis Biava. Dave Brubeck, who pioneered modern jazz in the 1950's and 1960's, died yesterday -- one day short of his 92nd birthday. Mr. Brubeck attended the Lincoln Center premiere of Ansel Adams: America in 2010. Both recordings were released on Boyer's record label, BCM&D Records and are available on iTunes, Amazon and other major digital distributors.

This is the third time the TUSO performed a Grammy nominated piece. In 2010, Bill Cunliffe's fourth stream...La Banda, was nominated in the same category.

The Grammy Awards will be held on February 10 in Los Angeles. The pre-telecast ceremony, which includes this category, will be streamed live at 4:00 PM EST at