photo credit: Benjamin Ealovega

The PARMA production team captured over 100 minutes of music this month in choral and orchestral sessions with several of today’s leading composers and performers. Dive in for details on our London Symphony sessions with a musical relic, or choral endeavors with London Voices, and more.

New Music with the London Symphony Orchestra

June productions began across the pond at London’s St. Luke’s Church, where several contemporary composers, the acclaimed London Symphony Orchestra, and violinist Davide Alogna, equipped with the Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1690, prepared to record works for an upcoming Navona Records release. 

Each piece of contemporary classical repertoire on the upcoming recording offers musical insight into the environmental aspects of our world, all united by a world class ensemble, celebrated soloist, and an instrument that has been passed down through centuries and even premiered the Brahms Violin Concerto. 

“Davide and the LSO needed so little work before they could play a flawless take and the recording process went so fast,” said composer Richard E Brown, who recorded his piece Fire Dance with the ensemble. “They wrapped it up in 45 minutes; and that is not an easy, straightforward piece!”

photo credit: Benjamin Ealovega

London Voices

Our endeavors in London continued shortly after with a chamber ensemble comprised of several musicians from the LSO, who were prepared to join forces with London Voices to record two new works by composer Phillip Rhodes. Sessions took place at St. Jude’s on The Hill, a church built in the early 20th century that’s been featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Richard E Brown Returns with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra

Later in the month we circled back with Richard E Brown in Olomouc to record his Korean Dances No. 1–4 with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in Reduta Hall. The recordings will be released on an upcoming compilation album from Navona Records, with No. 5–8 expected to be recorded and released as well.

Kühn Choir and Hans Bakker

June closed out in Prague at Korunní Chapel with composer Hans Bakker and the Kühn Choir, who recorded Bakker’s Magnificat for choir and organ. The piece will be included in the second installment of CELESTIAL VOICES from Navona Records.

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Navona Records, 2024

Ethereal, uplifting, and deeply impactful throughout. CELESTIAL VOICES is a musical exploration into the divine that’s ready to be experienced in both stereo and Dolby Atmos immersive audio formats.