May 24, 2019: New Music from Navona and Ansonica Records

Fresh, pre-summer days, outdoor concerts, new music — what could be better? If you're looking for something to complement this delightful time of year, we recommend the soul-stirring grooves of Ansonica Records' latest release, a unique and innovative collection of solo and duo compositions, and more. This month, discover new music from Hevreh Ensemble, Matt... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Sidney Bailin and IN TANDEM

Sidney Bailin started composing when he was 6. His first piece was in three-part counterpoint, a fact that he still does not know how to explain. He learned species counterpoint when he was 10. He entered Juilliard when he was 15, studying piano with Ania Dorfmann and composition with Hall Overton. The following year, he... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Allen Brings and IN TANDEM

A native of New York City, Allen Brings received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College, a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University, and a doctorate in theory and composition from Boston University. He has twice served as chairman of the eastern region of the American Society of University Composers and is currently vice... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Rain Worthington and PRISMA VOL 2

Self-taught in composition, Rain Worthington’s catalog includes works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, duos, solos, and miniatures. Inspirations for pieces have ranged from “NYC trucks late into the night, to the two-note expression of a sigh, to a dream of a careening bike ride through dark fog.” Inspired by the energy of the contemporary classical scene,... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Jiří Skopal and IN HEAVEN

Czech conductor Jiří Skopal has been teaching and leading choirs for more than 40 years. He has led choirs to international acclaim, one of the most notable being the Jitro Czech Girls Choir with whom he has performed around the world and participated in major global competitions. Jitro, whose name translates to “daybreak,” has been admired all... Continue Reading →

April 2019 Album Reviews

Each month, PARMA has the pleasure of not only releasing powerful works by our artists, but also seeing the positive impact that these works have on listeners. Read on for a selection of what the press had to say about the latest releases from Navona and Ravello Records. "The opera hits home on multiple levels... Continue Reading →

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