October 3, 2018
Delaware Symphony wins Latin Grammy nomination in Best Classical category
Delaware Symphony Orchestra Music Director David Amado
Delaware Symphony Orchestra Music Director David Amado
Joe del Tufo

The Book of Signs, a NAXOS release featuring the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and Brasil Guitar Duo under the direction of DSO Music Director David Amado, has been nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in the category of Best Classical Album. It features two contemporary works for guitar duo and orchestra: The Book of Signs by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer and Concerto Caboclo by Brazilian composer Paulo Bellinati.

Commenting on the nomination in a September 28 article in the Cape Gazette (Lewes, DE), Amado said, “What is remarkable to me about this is that it celebrates not only the high quality of music-making on the disc, but also the importance of new music. I am very proud of the DSO, the Brasil Guitar Duo, and the whole team involved in its creation. We’ve made something really special, and it is an honor to have that recognized in such a visible, global way.”

This is the second Latin Grammy nomination for Amado and the Delaware Symphony. Also nominated, in 2010, was the Telarc album Interchange: Concertos by Rodrigo and Assad, a collaboration with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.

In addition to The Book of Signs on NAXOS, the 2018 Best Classical Album nominees are Buenos Aires Noir, featuring pianist Allison Brewster Franzetti and the City of Prague Philharmonic led by Carlos Franzetti (Amapola Records); Enrique Granados: Goyescas, performed by pianist José Menor (Ibs Classical); José Serebrier Conducts Granados (Somm Recordings); and Mágica y Misteriosa, featuring music by the Argentine composer Claudia Montero (La Cupula Music Records).

The 19th annual Latin Grammy Awards will be presented Thursday, November 15, 2018, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and will be broadcast live on Univision beginning at 8 pm EST.

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