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 →

I Think it was the Fourth of July

With Independence Day being this week, what are your plans? Barbecues, beaches, parades, maybe even some fireworks? No matter how you celebrate, Independence Day gives Americans an opportunity to reflect on who we are, where we have been, and where we are going, and music plays a key part in that reflection. Music has honored... Continue Reading →

International Jazz Day 2018

When you listen to jazz, you're participating in a cross-cultural dialogue that extends across the globe and through decades of interaction, conflict, and connection. Don’t listen to jazz? Good news. International Jazz Day is April 30th — the perfect time to start. On April 30th, communities around the world will gather to celebrate the monumental... Continue Reading →

Happy Earth Day!

Since its first observance in 1970, Earth Day has grown from a blip on our collective celebration radar to a mainstay in the American consciousness. This is, of course, due in no small part to the growing acknowledgement of climate change and the effects that humans and our carbon footprint have on our (only!) planet.... Continue Reading →

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