MOVEMENTS RECEIVES GRAMMY NOMINATION!

January 15, 2008

MOVEMENTS RECEIVES GRAMMY NOMINATION!

Nominations for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards were announced today, December 6 at The Music Box @ Fonda in Hollywood. Among this year's distinguished nominees was Michala Petri for her album MOVEMENTS, nominated in the "Best Classical Contemporary Composition" category for her world premiere recording of Joan Albert Amargós&nbsp; "Northern Concerto".<br><br>At the nomination announcement, Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy said "This year's nominations truly reflect a diverse and talented community of artists and creators who represent some of the most exceptional music of the year. The GRAMMY Awards process once again has yielded a comprehensive group of excellent nominees and coupled with the fact that it's our milest one 50th year, this year's telecast promises music fans a spectacular show filled with stellar performances and unique 'GRAMMY Moments' for which Music's Biggest Night has come to be renowned." <br><br>"Spanish composer Joan Albert Amargos has stepped up to the plate and hit a home run with his Northern Concerto (2005), it is dramatic, bold and exciting with plenty of appealing, even lush, musical passages." - AllMusic Guide <br><br>"Joan Albert Amargós' three-movement Northern Concerto provides the recorder with limber, jazzy melodies that effortlessly float in, around, and above an orchestral canvas that allows all participants to shine, collectively and individually. .. Don?t miss this stunning release!" - Classics Today <br><br>"Michala Petri is clearly an excellent musician, and the Danish National Symphony is a highly disciplined, competent ensemble. If you like challenging new music that is not academic, but still brilliantIy conceived, find this!" - American Record Guide <br><br>The 50th Annual Grammy Awards will be presented at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Feb. 10, 2008. CBS-TV will broadcast the event live.