Fresh, pre-summer days, outdoor concerts, and new music — what could be better? We’re currently reveling in the ethereal voices of the Czech Republic’s most renowned girls choir, powerful orchestral performances, and more as we welcome in the beauty of May.
MAY RELEASES OUT NOW
Jiří Skopal, Jitro Czech Girls Choir
JITRO IN HEAVEN, the fourth release on Navona Records from the Jitro Czech Girls Choir, balances the liturgical with the lighthearted. Propelled by the fusion of Petr Eben’s compositions, the Choir’s virtuosic ability to capture the emotional essence of the songs, and the conductor’s artful and sensitive leadership, it is an unforgettable collection of contemporary choral performances.
Masterful concertist Eliane Rodrigues presents her latest stunning collection of piano performances with Navona Records. THE GERSHWIN & BERNSTEIN CONNECTION gives listeners a refreshing new take on three classics through arrangements for percussion and two pianos, honoring both legendary composers while also offering something new.
Violinist Kerry DuWors and pianist Futaba Niekawa, professionally known as duo526, stun with their dazzling interpretation of Villa Lobos, Bax, and Bolcom on their new aptly-titled album DUO FANTASY. Played with great insightfulness and panache, DUO FANTASY is an extraordinary treat for lovers of early 20th-century music.
James Lentini; Rain Worthington; Jan Järvlepp; Peter Castine; Beth Mehocic
The series that brought the highlights of contemporary orchestral music is back with PRISMA VOL. 2. Navona Records takes listeners through the minds of five composers who demonstrate how the orchestra can be powerful, tender, and thrilling all at once.
With focused interests that range from contemporary music and design to electro-acoustic music and technology, percussionist and composer Thad Anderson has compiled a selection of his top works composed between 2011 and 2018 for his PARMA Recordings debut, LINES & SPACES.
COMING MAY 24
Lee Actor; Peter Greve; Steven A. Kennedy; Sidney Bailin; Allen Brings