Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2019
This Award, presented with Apple Music, celebrates ensembles that have made significant recorded contributions in the past year and, once again, reflects the excellence of music-making across the globe.
Cast Your Vote for the Boston Symphony Orchestra Today!
Simply visit the Orchestra of the Year voting page to vote!
The Award will be decided by public vote, and the winner will be revealed at a glamorous ceremony at London’s De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms on Wednesday, October 16.
Voting closes at midnight on September 7, 2019.
This year's 10 nominated orchestras are: Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Staatskapelle Berlin, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Rome, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Les Siècles.
About the Gramophone’s Orchestra of the Year Award
Launched last year, Gramophone’s Orchestra of the Year Award attracted more than 24,000 votes from all around the world, with the Seattle Symphony securing the accolade. This year, a greater number of public votes are expected, with campaigns running on Gramophone’s website and social media platforms in addition to featured playlists on Apple Music. As well as a dynamic playlist featuring all ten ensembles (updated regularly), each orchestra will have its own playlist featuring recent recordings as well as classics from each ensemble’s catalogue.
James Jolly, Editor in Chief of Gramophone, stated: ‘The first-ever Orchestra of the Year Award last year captured the imaginations of more than 20,000 music lovers from all over the world, and propelled the Seattle Symphony to victory. This year Gramophone has shortlisted ten ensembles who have made a huge impact over the last year, invariably thanks to a special dynamism between conductor and players. Guided by some superb recordings, we’ve highlighted ten magnificent ensembles. Just head to Apple Music to listen to the playlists and castyour vote.’