The PARMA Album of the Day: INTROSPECTIVE ODYSSEY

The Skyros Quartet, consisting of Sarah Pizzichemi and James Moat on violin,  Justin Kurys on viola, and William Braun on cello, released their debut album INTROSPECTIVE ODYSSEY on Navona Records in 2015. The album presents works by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), Joaquín Turina (1882-1949), and Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) with captivating and emotive interpretations, which shows the quartet... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Georges Raillard

Our next “Inside Story” features long-time PARMA artist Georges Raillard, a resident of Switzerland, author; and guitarist, specializing in composition. Enjoy! Who was your first favorite artist(s) growing up? Towards the end of 1968, at the age of 11, I began listening to a Swiss radio program called “Hit Parade”, broadcasted every Tuesday from 8... Continue Reading →

PARMA Album of the Day: CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

Libby Larsen is one of America’s most performed living composers. Her Navona Records release CIRCLE OF FRIENDS has been reviewed by Cinemuscial saying, "There really is a bit of something for everyone here who enjoys contemporary chamber music." Larsen's work is also featured on Apollo Chamber Players' BLURRED BOUNDARIES and Fry Street Quartet's THE CROSSROADS PROJECT.... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Jane O’Leary

Our next "Inside Story" feature is long-time PARMA artist, Jane O'Leary, a Connecticut native and resident of Ireland since 1972, a founding member of Aosdána, Ireland’s state-sponsored academy of creative artists, and artistic director and pianist of Concorde ensemble. Enjoy! Who was your first favorite artist(s) growing up? I remember when Van Cliburn won the... Continue Reading →

PARMA Artist Spotlight: Carl Vollrath

Long time PARMA artist Carl Vollrath has signed on to record his orchestral work "And Bugles Sang" with PARMA and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra. Carl is a graduate of Stetson University, Columbia University, and received his ED.D from Florida State University. From 1953-1956 he served as a member of the West Point Military Band in West Point,... Continue Reading →

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