Over to Ostrava
The team quickly transitioned to the Czech Republic following their sessions in Malta. In Ostrava, the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra began working with new music from composers David Eccott, Lawrence R. Mumford, and Peter Dickson Lopez. Mumford and Lopez were recently honored in the 2023 American Prize among several other PARMA artists.
This production marked the final session for Mumford’s Symphony, which has been recorded by movement over the course of a few years.
Mumford is honored to mention that some of the largest classical radio stations in the country have been playing movements from the symphony repeatedly for the last couple of years, and movements one and two have been included on the 2024 “ultimate playlist” at KDFC San Francisco and KUSC Los Angeles.
Catching Up With Ovidiu Marinescu
Ovidiu Marinescu followed up his performance with Trio Casals at Carnegie Hall with a session in West Chester PA to capture new chamber works by Ray Fahrner, Liova Bueno, and Catherine Neville that were selected from a recent Featured Recording Opportunity. Joined by pianist Noreen Cassidy-Polera, Marinescu recorded works to be featured in an upcoming album from Navona Records, to be programmed and performed live in Carnegie Hall.