Reaching for the Stars

PARMA is no stranger to unique projects, from quick timelines to unusual instrumentation. So in mid-October, when accomplished film score composer Zak Engel reached out to PARMA to discuss a particularly powerful and moving project with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, we were more than happy to take part in the effort. Engel... Continue Reading →

November 2018 Album Reviews

Each month, PARMA has the great pleasure of not only releasing powerful works by our artists, but also seeing the positive impact that these works have on listeners. Read on to hear a selection of what the press had to say this month about releases from Navona and Ravello Records. [Above: Performers on TWO CELLS... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Mark Lieb and JOHANNES BRAHMS / ELLIOTT CARTER: CLARINET QUINTETS

Clarinetist Mark Lieb is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Phoenix Ensemble. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and The Juilliard School, where he studied clarinet performance with Robert Marcellus, former Principal clarinet with the Cleveland Orchestra, and David Shifrin, clarinet soloist and former Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Scott Perkins and WHISPERS OF HEAVENLY DEATH

Connecticut native Scott Perkins enjoys a multifaceted career as an international prize-winning composer, a versatile performer, an award-winning scholar, and a music professor at California State University, Sacramento. Praised by critics from publications including the Washington Post (“dramatic,” “colorful”) and the Washington Times (“perfectly orchestrated,” “haunting,” “a remarkable and welcome musical surprise”), his work has been commissioned... Continue Reading →

Catching up with Art Gottschalk

On a brief break during his fellowship at the MacDowell Colony, composer and educator Arthur Gottschalk spoke with PARMA Publicity Manager Scott Feldman about ... everything. Arthur Gottschalk is recipient of a number of accolades, including the Charles Ives Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Special Distinction by the ASCAP Rudolf Nissim... Continue Reading →

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