Save the Date!
2014 PARMA Music Festival
Wednesday, August 13 – Saturday, August 16, 2014
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Local and international acts.
Breaking barriers. Bridging genres. Again.
“What was most striking about the PARMA Festival was its diversity; diversity within musical styles and event types, its combination of local, national, and international artists, and also its audience.” (New Music Box)
“The sound of the Parma Music Festival is hard to pin down. There were orchestral and chamber concerts, but there was also jazz, electronic music, and indie-rock. Each genre blended into the next; there were no lines, just music.” (The Wire NH)
PARMA Recordings is pleased to announce the second annual PARMA Music Festival on Wednesday, August 13 through Saturday, August 16, 2014 in Portsmouth NH. The four-day festival will include day- and night-time events and performances, and will conclude with a concert at The Music Hall on August 16.
The PARMA Music Festival is a celebration of the best in contemporary music, from classical and jazz to electronic and rock and much more. With everything from live music to panel discussions to visual art and educational events, the Festival brings together a wonderfully diverse crowd to perform, collaborate, and listen.
The non-profit Festival’s mission is to present compelling and eclectic music to new and existing audiences, all while showcasing the beauty and culture that seacoast New Hampshire has to offer. The Festival partners with local and international arts organizations to program these unique concerts, in which multiple genres of music are presented side-by-side in venues ranging from the concert hall to the local bar, with unconventional experiments and enlightening educational opportunities along the way.
The citywide musical showcase is the brainchild of PARMA Recordings, a New England-based music company specializing in orchestral, chamber, choral, and commercial recordings as well as distribution, product design, strategic marketing, and licensing and publishing. The Festival is part of PARMA Recordings’ continuing mission to bring new music to new audiences the world over.
The inaugural PARMA Music Festival was held August 15-17, 2013 in historic downtown Portsmouth NH and featured performances by Grammy® Award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra, singer/songwriter Will Dailey, cellist Ovidiu Marinescu, and many more. For more information about the PARMA Music Festival, including pictures, a program, and press from the 2013 Festival, please visit: http://www.parmamusicfestival.org