Back in Action: Winter Sessions with the ZFO

After 30 years of dormancy following the rise of the Croatian War, the Zagreb Festival Orchestra is back in action, taking on the recording projects of today’s top composers. Alongside recording the score for a Kennedy Center live performance by Zak Engel, the ZFO worked diligently in studio with two accomplished composers: PARMA veteran Michael... Continue Reading →

One Step at a Time in the Czech Republic

In preparing to return to the PARMA office from a week of recording sessions in the Czech Republic, I have been doing a lot of thinking about what to say to everyone about this adventure. How do I answer when someone asks "what did you learn?" or "what was the biggest takeaway?" After some serious... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER, BOOK 1

Regarded as "a gifted and obviously devoted Bachian" by the New York Times, award-winning pianist Kimiko Ishizaka, performs the work of  J.S. Bach in Navona Records release THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER, BOOK I.  Gramophone Magazine says, "Ishizaka plays the 24 preludes and figures with impeccable taste and technique, finding many levels of musical meaning as she brings utmost... Continue Reading →

The Serendipitous Road to NOT Becoming a Rock Star

Once a month on a Friday morning in the center or Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a community of artists, writers, filmmakers, dreamers, and creators come together to listen to each other's stories, drink coffee, and share breakfast at the Music Hall Loft for CreativeMornings. CreativeMornings started in NYC back in 2008. Since then, it has spread... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Cat Series: Czech out this Tabby

This here Tabby featured above was originally spotted by PARMA CEO, Bob Lord, while he was hanging around the Castle in Prague along the Vltava River, following a recording session one evening a year back. Bob recalls, "I think it was eyeing the same [beverage] I was" (not seen on camera). Bob drank his beverage after... Continue Reading →

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