The Inside Story: Santiago Kodela and PATTERNS

Santiago Kodela is an Argentinean composer and classical guitarist. He began his guitar studies at the Conservatorio Superior de Música "Manuel de Falla" (Buenos Aires, Argentina) under the tutelage of María Catalina Bello. After years of outstanding academic performance, he relocated to Europe to pursue his bachelor's degree in Music Performance at the Royal Irish... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Bunny Beck and PATTERNS

As a composer, Bunny composes contemporary classical music as well as jazz and ballads. Her most recent works include Breathe for jazz ensemble, Suite for Sarro for string trio (featured on PATTERNS), Fantasy for Saxophones, (quartet), Fantasy for Brass (quintet), and the suite Two Rivers and An Ocean for mixed percussion ensemble. Her client commissions... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: James Stamm and PATTERNS

James William Stamm completed his classical guitar and theory/composition B.F.A. at Marshall University in Huntington WV. As of the release of PATTERNS, he is completing an M.F.A. in film music composition at UNC School of the Arts. His musical background also includes songwriting. Jimmy’s ambition going forward is to continue creating concert works and establishing... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Katherine Jolly and PREACH SISTER, PREACH

A bright, young, accomplished singer on the opera and concert stages, soprano Katherine Jolly has appeared in leading roles with Opera Theatre Saint Louis, Florida Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Virginia Opera, Amarillo Opera, Piedmont Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, American Lyric Theatre, and Union Avenue Opera. Variety described her by saying “coloratura soprano Katherine Jolly, delights... Continue Reading →

Sounds of East Asia

PARMA has the honor of working with artists and styles spanning the globe, from the jazzy acoustics of the Caribbean Islands to the grandeur of East European classical traditions. This month, we are spotlighting PARMA music that features sounds from East Asia. From pieces written for traditional East Asian instruments to those inspired by tunes... Continue Reading →

Taking the Stage: The ZFO in Concert with Shlomo Mintz

 The Zagreb Festival Orchestra has been packing their recording and concert performance schedule since their reinstatement at the end of 2018. From recording projects ranging from Kennedy Center soundtracks to orchestral releases with Navona Records, the ZFO has hardly left the recording halls empty. Simultaneously, the ZFO has begun filling their performance schedule with appearances... Continue Reading →

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