Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance

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Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance
Awarded forquality orchestral performances
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1959
Last awarded2017
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance has been awarded since 1959. There have been several minor changes to the name of the award over this time:

Grammy Award accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.

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Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

Until 1989, the Grammy Award went to the conductor only, but since then, the Orchestra has also been given an award (although the orchestras are not mentioned as a nominee).

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2018

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Grammy Awards of 2017

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Grammy Awards of 2016

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Grammy Awards of 2015

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Grammy Awards of 2014

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Grammy Awards of 2013

Other Nominees

Grammy Awards of 2012

Other Nominees

Grammy Awards of 2011

Grammy Awards of 2010

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