November 2018 Album Reviews

Each month, PARMA has the great pleasure of not only releasing powerful works by our artists, but also seeing the positive impact that these works have on listeners. Read on to hear a selection of what the press had to say this month about releases from Navona and Ravello Records. [Above: Performers on TWO CELLS... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Mark Lieb and JOHANNES BRAHMS / ELLIOTT CARTER: CLARINET QUINTETS

Clarinetist Mark Lieb is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Phoenix Ensemble. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and The Juilliard School, where he studied clarinet performance with Robert Marcellus, former Principal clarinet with the Cleveland Orchestra, and David Shifrin, clarinet soloist and former Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Scott Perkins and WHISPERS OF HEAVENLY DEATH

Connecticut native Scott Perkins enjoys a multifaceted career as an international prize-winning composer, a versatile performer, an award-winning scholar, and a music professor at California State University, Sacramento. Praised by critics from publications including the Washington Post (“dramatic,” “colorful”) and the Washington Times (“perfectly orchestrated,” “haunting,” “a remarkable and welcome musical surprise”), his work has been commissioned... 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 →

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Hello! I’m Emily Garcia, a Marketing intern with PARMA Recordings this spring semester. A little bit about me: I’m a professional violinist and fiddle player with a passion for performance. As I’m nearing the end of college and looking ahead to my future career, I’ve been faced with the challenge of keeping my work and... Continue Reading →

Remembering Composer Samuel Pellman

It is with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to composer Samuel Pellman. Friday morning Pellman lost his life far too soon in a bicycling accident in his home state of New York. Pellman received his undergraduate at Miami University in Ohio and then went to Cornell University where he earned his Masters and... Continue Reading →

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