March 22, 2019: New Music from Navona Records

March indicates the completion of winter, as spring enters the scene and the songs of birds are mingled with the sounds of new music. Today, we introduce a collection of rhapsodies that span three continents, live performances of stunning orchestral works by a PARMA veteran, and much more. Dive in and discover new music from... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Beth Mehocic and BENEATH THE TIDE

Beth Mehocic is a composer, poet, visual artist, filmmaker, and author. She is currently the Music Director/Composer-in-Residence and full professor for the Department of Dance at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Beth has written over 100 works for orchestra, concert band, chamber music, dance ensembles, theatre, and film, and her works have been performed... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Bruce Reiprich and BENEATH THE TIDE

Bruce Reiprich's music has been described as having "unapologetic lushness" (NewMusicBox), "post-romantic radiance" (Danbury News-Times), and "a contemplative mood, its sedate pace subtly dilating the flow of time" (Eagle Rock Patch). With compositions that span the gamut from overt tonality and metric regularity to atonality and pronounced rhythmic flexibility, Bruce explores the beauty of lyrical... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Ssu-Yu Huang and BENEATH THE TIDE

Ssu-Yu Huang, a native of Taiwan, enjoys an active career in contemporary music. Her compositions – covering a wide range of music with bold and delicate genres – are performed by professional musicians and orchestras around the globe. German maestro Günther Herbig praised her orchestral work, calling it “a modern and complex style, presenting her... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Yoko Hirota and SCHOENBERG PIANO MUSIC AND HIS 17 FRAGMENTS

Having been praised by the press as “precise and keenly projective” and demonstrating “the highest level of proficiency,” Japanese-Canadian pianist Yoko Hirota is considered one of the leading interpreters of contemporary piano repertory of her generation. Yoko received her doctoral degree in piano performance under Louis-Philippe Pelletier at McGill University. She is a strong advocate of contemporary music,... Continue Reading →

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