This New Music Friday, Navona Records presents a festive assortment of new sounds for the holiday season, reimagined masterworks for piano, genre-bending programs, and more.

Dive in and discover new music from: Sarah Wallin Huff, Kristina Marinova, Jordan VanHemert, David Warin Solomons, Elizabeth Start, Alan Rinehart, Joseph T. Spaniola, The Newberry Consort, Duo Dramatique, Arthur Gottschalk, Karl Blench, Eliane Rodrigues, Nina Smeets, Monika Gurak, Chi Young Song, and Christina Petrowska Quilico.

DASHING VOL. 2 - Various Artists - Album Cover


Sarah Wallin Huff, Kristina Marinova, Jordan VanHemert, David Warin Solomons, Elizabeth Start, Alan Rinehart, Joseph T. Spaniola

Navona Records presents DASHING VOL. 2, a festive assortment of new classical and jazz arrangements and compositions inspired by staples of the holiday season. Unwrap this gift to find a variety of new works and familiar favorites, embellished with distinguished compositional twists that complement seasonal standards. 

A Mexican Christmas - The Newberry Consort - Album Cover


The Newberry Consort

The Newberry Consort and EnsAmble Ad-Hoc present A MEXICAN CHRISTMAS, an album of 17th century traditional music for worship and celebration. The collection features pieces commonly heard in liturgical service and the streets, evoking the solemnity and fanfare heard through Mexico City’s convents and plazas with jubilant vocals and lively instrumentation.

CROSSROADS - Duo Dramatique - Album Cover


Duo Dramatique, Arthur Gottschalk, Karl Blench

True to their name, Duo Dramatique delivers fierce and thoughtful performances of genre-bending programs with an undercurrent of social and emotional issues on CROSSROADS. Violinist Dominika Dancewicz and pianist Donald Doucet perform three original works written to highlight their style and talents, from composers Arthur Gottschalk, Karl Blench, and Erberk Eryilmaz.

GÖTTERFUNKEN - Elian Rodrigues - Album Cover


Eliane Rodrigues, Nina Smeets

Inspired by composer Franz Liszt’s transcription, GÖTTERFUNKEN employs the duality of two grand pianos to reimagine Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. As mother and daughter, Eliane Rodrigues and Nina Smeets infuse their own personal flair with Rodrigues’s arrangement, following the path Beethoven paved while connecting his work to the present day.

SCENES FROM A LIFE - Monika Gurak - Album Cover


Monika Gurak

Hot on the heels of her first Navona Records release, award winning composer Monika Gurak keeps the fire burning with SCENES FROM A LIFE, an album of original and personalized works for piano and vibraphone. Gurak leaves no stone unturned, as she allows significant timestamps in her life, unique anecdotes, and her background to resonate through her compositions.

EARL KIM & ISANG YUN - Chi Young Song - Album Cover


Chi Young Song

On EARL KIM & ISANG YUN, violinist Chi Young Song presents complete works for solo violin by the titular composers, each of Korean heritage. Blurring the lines between European and traditional Korean styles, each piece exhibits the crosscultural and borderless qualities of music.



Quivi Sospiri

Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano
David Jaeger, composer

Hailed by the New York Times as a “promethean talent,” Canadian pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico performs compositions from six American composers on VINTAGE AMERICANA.