The recording of Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto; Oboe Concerto; Serenade to Music; Flos Campi featuring the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) received a nomination for a JUNO Award in the Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble category.
“It is an honour for all of us at the TSO to receive this nomination,” comments Matthew Loden, Chief Executive Officer. “On behalf of the artists who are featured on this recording, I would like to thank conductor Peter Oundjian and Chandos Records for their incredible work. We also send our congratulations to the other exceptional Canadian nominees.”
Released on the prestigious Chandos label in June 2018, this recording celebrates the Orchestra’s renowned principal players and a focus on Canadian soloists, and displays a passion for the music of Vaughan Williams. The recording was captured during acclaimed live performances at Roy Thomson Hall in November 2017. The TSO’s latest album has been described as “a rich, often deeply sensual musical treat from start to finish” by the Toronto Star and “a fine collection of mostly unjustly neglected pieces in first-class performances by some of our finest artists” by Ludwig van Toronto. “If you buy only one new Vaughan Williams album, make this all-Canadian-cast recording the one,” added World Magazine.
Featuring TSO soloists—Principal Viola Teng Li and Principal Oboe Sarah Jeffrey—the recording also showcases Canadian pianist Louis Lortie, and singers Carla Huhtanen, Emily D’Angelo, Lawrence Wiliford, Tyler Duncan, and the Elmer Iseler Singers, all under the direction of conductor Peter Oundjian.
Piano Concerto in C
Serenade to Music
Concerto in A minor for Oboe
Carla Huhtanen | Soprano
Emily D’Angelo | Mezzo-soprano
Lawrence Wiliford | Tenor
Tyler Duncan | Baritone
Louis Lortie | Piano
Teng Li | Viola
Sarah Jeffrey | Oboe
Elmer Iseler Singers
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Last December, the album also received a nomination for a 61st annual GRAMMY® Award in the Best Classical Compendium category. The 61st annual GRAMMY® Awards take place on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles.
The 48th annual JUNO Awards show airs live from Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario, on Sunday, March 17, 2019.