Minnesotans nominated for five Grammy Awards

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Minnesota musicians are up for five Grammy Awards this year.

The locked out Minnesota Orchestra musicians are nominated for Best Orchestral Performance, specifically for a performance of Sibelius Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5 (conducting Sibelius is widely considered one of Osmo Vanska’s strengths).

Composer Rene Clausen‘s new cd of choral music “Life & Breath” is nominated for three different Grammy Awards: Best Engineered Classical Album, Best Choral Performance (for the Kansas City Chorale), and Classical Producer of the Year. Clausen teaches at Concordia College in Moorhead.

The Okee Dokee Brothers’ album “Can You Canoe?” is nominated for Best Children’s Album. The album was created on a month long paddle down the Mississippi.