The Inside Story: Jan Jirásek and WHEN THE SOUL SPEAKS

Since 1989, esteemed Czech composer Jan Jirásek’s works have been presented on numerous stages and festivals worldwide. Jan composes music for major music houses and interpreters. Examples of his work include his Bread and Circuses composition for six players on percussion instruments, a postmodern arrangement of J.S. Bach’s St. Luke Passion, his Missa propria choral... Continue Reading →

A Classical Holiday with PARMA Recordings

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate than with music? We’ve handpicked a selection of our holiday and winter tunes, from traditional Christmas carols to wintry piano performances, so you can enjoy your favorite holiday tunes while also discovering something new. Follow our Classical Holiday playlist on Spotify... Continue Reading →

Historic Scenes, New Music, and the MFO: Czech Republic Sessions

In the Czech Republic, old and new stand side by side. Contemporary sculptures stand a few blocks from 1,000-year-old cathedrals. Vehicles wind their way down narrow cobblestone streets. Modern music is recorded by orchestras celebrating over seven decades of performance history. This June, PARMA Recordings CEO Bob Lord and VP of Design and Marketing Brett Picknell took to the streets, restaurants, and recording halls of the Czech Republic for a week of sessions with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra (MFO). Between exploring sights from the Žižkov Television Tower to the Prague Castle, the team worked alongside the cast and crew at Reduta Hall to produce new works by PARMA veteran composers: Sergio Cervetti, Michael Cunningham, and Mark Dal Porto.

New PARMA Artist: Diego Vega

We are delighted to welcome Diego Vega to the PARMA family! Colombian-American composer Diego Vega is set to record his orchestral piece, "Red Rock," with PARMA in the Czech Republic this month. "Red Rock" is a symphonic poem commissioned by the Henderson Symphony and its music director, Taras Krysa, back in 2013. Diego describes the... Continue Reading →

PARMA Brings New Classical Music to China

PARMA ARTISTS TOUR TO SHARE WESTERN MUSIC WITH CHINESE AUDIENCES In the digital age, music travels around the world and into ears in mere fractions of seconds, and the evolving globalization of the art and business of music has yielded fresh sounds, novel modes of expression, and cutting-edge experiences for creators and listeners alike. Since... Continue Reading →

Forget Dog Walkers, Hello Cat Walkers!

A few weeks ago you may remember that we had three big recording sessions going on all at the same time. While CEO Bob Lord and A&R Representative Marina Altschiller were in the Czech Republic, our Sessions Manager Levi Brown, Grammy-winning producer Brad Michel, and our Social Media Specialist Samantha Granville, were in the heart of... Continue Reading →

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