July 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, Ravello, Ansonica, and Big Round Records. [Featured Image: Composer Sergio... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Jonathan Newmark and QUADRANTS VOL. 3

Composer, pianist, violist, and conductor Jonathan Newmark was born in New York City in 1953 and received his MM in composition from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2015. His works have premiered at the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, Charlotte New Music Festival, Connecticut Summerfest, Nief-Norf Summer Festival, and Walden School Creative Musicians’... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Gary Smart and QUADRANTS VOL. 3

Gary Smart’s career has encompassed a wide range of activities as composer, classical and jazz pianist, and teacher. Always a musician with varied interests, he may be the only pianist to have studied with Yale scholar/keyboardist Ralph Kirkpatrick, the great Cuban virtuoso Jorge Bolet, and the master jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. A true American pluralist,... Continue Reading →

In Memory: Philip Koplow and FOR THE PEACE OF CITIES

Philip Koplow lived a musical life defined by strong connections with others. Deeply involved in his Northern Kentucky community, Koplow composed works for an incredible range of local ensembles, from professional symphonies to music theater troupes and youth orchestras. A 1992 review in the Cincinnati Post celebrated Koplow’s skill at engaging his community through his... Continue Reading →

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