KANSAS CITY, MO.—Metro music fans who tuned in to watch the Grammy's probably missed it, but the Kansas City Symphony was a big winner with two awards in the music industry's biggest night.
The Symphony's album, "Britten's Orchestra," won for Best Surround Sound Album and producer David Frost won for Best Classical Producer. The awards were the first for the Symphony.
The Symphony's executive director, Frank Byrne, credits the win with the wonderful playing by the Symphony's orchestra and conductor Michael Stern, and the quality and reputation of the recording studio.
"What was distinctive about this was we had this amazing Surround Sound," said Byrnes. "This was Reference Recordings first Surround Sound recording. They've had many award winning recordings but this was their first Surround Sound and they hit it out of the park."
In 2007 and 2008, the Kansas City Chorale was nominated for a total of six Grammy awards and won two, Best Classical Recording Engineering and Best Performance by a Small Ensemble.
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