After 18 nominations (including six this year), Seattle Symphony finally won its first Grammy. Yesterday, the orchestra's recording of Become Ocean by John Luther Adams took home the award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. The acclaimed work earned the Pulitzer Prize in 2014, so it's no surprise that it keeps on being showered with praise.
In a press release, Seattle Symphony music director and conductor Ludovic Morlot stated, "We're so very proud that Become Ocean is recognized with a Grammy Award. John Luther Adams is one of our most important contemporary American voices and I am grateful for my collaboration with him, and for the artistry and dedication of our musicians and our audio engineer Dmitriy Lipay in bringing this recording to life."