July 2018: New Releases from Navona and Ansonica Records

From a stroll along the Cuban coast to an outer space invasion, July’s new releases cover a galactic range of subjects and styles. We’re proud to include debut albums, 40th anniversary releases, and yes, hipster zombies. Dive in and discover new music from Michael Arnowitt, JITRO Czech Girls Choir, Nicholas Vines, Clipper Erickson, Alicia Terzian, Ingrid Stölzel, Cappella... 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.

Violinist Moonkyung Lee Records Album of Works by Living Composers, Including PARMA Artists!

Photo by Raya on Assignment Acclaimed Korean violinist Moonkyung Lee recently completed recording her second album while visiting the states back in November. Lee's first solo album TCHAIKOVSKY, which released on Navona Records earlier this year, was recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra last summer. The album was wildly successful in streaming after becoming the... Continue Reading →

Mara Gibson and The Inside Story: SKY-BORN

Composer Mara Gibson's upcoming release SKY-BORN is her debut album on Navona Records.  Gibson has received countless grants and honors, including those from American Composer’s Forum, Meet the Composer, National Endowment for the Arts, ASCAP and more. Today,  Gibson is the next featured artist in "The Inside Story," a blog series exploring the inner workings and personalities... Continue Reading →

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