The Inside Story: Rain Worthington and PRISMA VOL 2

Self-taught in composition, Rain Worthington’s catalog includes works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, duos, solos, and miniatures. Inspirations for pieces have ranged from “NYC trucks late into the night, to the two-note expression of a sigh, to a dream of a careening bike ride through dark fog.” Inspired by the energy of the contemporary classical scene,... Continue Reading →

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

There's something about walking into Carnegie Hall that makes you feel a bit awestruck.  It's an imposing building -- taking up an entire city block in midtown Manhattan -- that dominates everything around it.  Couple that with the iconic composers and performers who have graced the Hall's multiple stages:  Tchaikovsky (who conducted Carnegie Hall's opening... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Allen Brings

Longtime PARMA friend and composer Allen Brings, a New York City native, and member Society of Composers is today's next featured artist for "The Inside Story," a blog series that explores the inner workings and personalities of our artists. Who was your first favorite artist(s) growing up? It was Marian Anderson when I heard her... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: THE ROAD OF PROMISE

THE ROAD OF PROMISE represents a concert adaptation of Kurt Weill’s 1937 opera-oratorio The Eternal Road. Performed by members of the New York City-based performing arts organization MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), under the baton of Ted Sperling, this pseudo-allegorical work was conceived by European Jewish emigrants in the US as an attempt to inform... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Mark Lieb

Based out of New  York City, clarinetist, Artistic Director and founder of Phoenix Ensemble, Mark Lieb is today's "Inside Story" feature, a blog series exploring what makes our artists tick. Read on and get to know them! Who was your favorite artist(s) growing up? As a clarinetist, I grew up admiring orchestral players like Robert... Continue Reading →

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