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Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony's recording of Mason Bates: Works for Orchestra nominated for 2017 Grammy Award

December 6, 2016

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / December 6, 2016


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MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S RECORDING OF MASON BATES: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA NOMINATED FOR 2017 GRAMMY AWARD

Recording on Orchestra’s in-house label SFS Media nominated for Best Orchestral Performance

SAN FRANCISCO, December 6, 2016 – Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony’s live concert recording of works by Bay Area composer Mason Bates was nominated for a 2017 Grammy® Award today in the category of Best Orchestral Performance. Mason Bates: Works for Orchestra was released in March 2016 and features the first recordings of the SFS-commissioned The B-Sides and Liquid Interface, in addition to Alternative Energy. These three works illustrate Bates’s exuberantly inventive music that expands the symphonic palette with sounds of the digital age: techno, drum ‘n’ bass, field recordings and more, with the composer performing on electronica. MTT and the SFS have championed Bates’s works for over a decade, evolving a partnership built on multi-year commissioning, performing, recording, and touring projects. Click here to watch a video about Mason Bates: Works for Orchestra.

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