PARMA recently wrapped sessions in Olomouc, Czech Republic with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra to record orchestral and chamber works by Jeffrey Stadelman, Rain Worthington, Ulf Grahn, Louis Babin, Malcolm Hawkins, and Scott Pender. This was a fantastic month of sessions, and the PARMA staff is in the midst of post-production to bring this music to listeners in its final form.
In the meantime, we’d like to share the photos and videos taken at the sessions. This footage of the recording hall and the performers, producers, and composers gives an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the classical recording process, and we hope that this post gives you a better idea of the experience we offer to our artists.
Read more for the full gallery of photos and videos, as well as our artists’ thoughts on their experience in Olomouc.
“If you want to write for orchestra, no amount of score study or listening to recordings can substitute for the dramatic and instantly transformative composition lesson that comes from real time spent with a real orchestra. I felt the PARMA and MFO production staff did a fine job accommodating the several on-the-fly adjustments that resulted from my orchestration crash course in Olomouc.”
Composer Jeffrey Stadelman
“For a composer, life doesn’t get much better than this… wonderfully masterful musicians, the Moravian Philharmonic, recording my music, headed up by the amazing, focused, knowledgeable and visionary PARMA Producer, Bob Lord, backed by the detailed on-top organization of A&R, Sam Renshaw, and the added talents of a really incredible Czech-based production team of skilled recording producer, sound engineer, orchestra manager & conductor, plus sharing the experience with my husband and in the company of a group of terrific fellow composers who also traveled to the sessions. Wow. What an experience this has been!”