And just like that, late summer has arrived, Labor Day is poking its head over the horizon, and those final warm beach days are calling. Combine that with some bold new music from Navona Records, and your perfect August is set.
Dive in and discover new music from Katherine Jolly, Lachlan Skipworth, Alicia Terzian, James William Stamm, Georges Raillard, Santiago Kodela, Daniel Adams, David Arbury, Bunny Beck, Jan Järvlepp, and more.
AUGUST RELEASES OUT NOW
PREACH SISTER PREACH
Soprano Katherine Jolly delivers a mesmerizing performance on PREACH SISTER PREACH, an assemblage of compositions which draw their inspiration from the poetry of Emily Dickinson, climate change commentaries, Lucille Ball and Tina Fey quotes, and more. Jolly’s agile voice brings a supple grace to these compositions no matter the text or instrumentation.
Composer, clarinetist, and shakuhachi flute student Lachlan Skipworth not only delves into complexities in tone, color, and texture in his eponymous album on Navona Records — beyond these, he considers the deeper questions of music’s spiritual purpose.
TANGOS…AND SOMETHING MORE
Alicia Terzian; Groupo Encuentros
Composer, musicologist, and conductor Alicia Terzian presents TANGOS…AND SOMETHING MORE, an album featuring a survey of tango compositions — including her own — performed by her ensemble Grupo Encuentros. The listener will enjoy the performances on this album for their cinematic nature. These compositions are programmatic; they tell a story.
James William Stamm; Georges Raillard; Santiago Kodela; Daniel Adams; David Arbury; Bunny Beck; Jan Järvlepp
A broad definition of chamber music is music that can be performed by ensembles of a small enough size that they could fit into a small room, or a chamber. Navona Records’ PATTERNS, which features chamber works by seven contemporary composers, showcases the many facets of this stimulating musical style.
COMING AUGUST 23
THEN ELEPHANT SPEAKS
Arcadian Winds; Jan Järvlepp; Ferdinando De Sena; David MacDonald; Craig Peaslee; Kenneth A. Kuhn
QUAESTIONES ET RESPONSA
Alla Elana Cohen