photo: Richard Fountain

Each week, PARMA has the pleasure of not only releasing powerful works by our artists, but also seeing the positive impact that these works have on listeners. Read on for a selection of what the press had to say about the latest releases from Navona, Ravello and Big Round Records.

A NATIVE HILL - The Crossing - Album Cover

“No. 6, The Music of Streams” from The Crossing’s A NATIVE HILL on Spotify’s Classical New Releases.

THE TRAVELLED ROAD - Evan Mack - Album Cover

Q&A with Opera Wire and Evan Mack on THE TRAVELLED ROAD.

I AM NOT A VIRUS - Jordan VanHemert - Album Cover

“Drawing on his Korean American heritage, VanHemert wrote the album as a response to the prejudice and persecution Asian Americans have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the album explores a range of topics, including police killings and the resulting Black Lives Matter protests in 2020.”

Grand Rapids Magazine on Jordan VanHemert’s I AM NOT A VIRUS.

E PLURIBUS UNUM - Liza Stepanova - Album Cover

“Stepanova has taken a diverse range of composers with no other connection than a shared immigrant past and created a singularly unified, coherent and beautiful statement that stands up not just politically, but musically and artistically.”

The Whole Note on Liza Stepanova’s E PLURIBUS UNUM.

BREAKING THE SILENCE - George Palmer - Album Cover

George Palmer’s BREAKING THE SILENCE featured on ABC CLASSIC.

J.S. BACH: THREE CELLO SUITES - Joshua Ranz - Album Cover

Ranz lends a fresh voice to Bach’s profoundly beautiful music.

The Pacific Symphony Blog on Joshua Ranz’s J.S. BACH: THREE CELLO SUITES.

SUSTAIN VOL. 2 - Album Cover

“It all reminds us that we live in a world where the music keeps springing forth no matter how the world fares otherwise.”

Gapplegate Classical on SUSTAIN VOL. 2 featuring works by Karen A. Tarlow, Chen-Hsin Su, John Craven, Gordon Monahan, Ron Nagorcka, Kenneth Kuhn, Jim Puckett, Sarah Wallin-Huff, Bill Sherrill, John A. Carollo.

AMERICAN IVORY - Richard Fountain - Album Cover

Richard Fountain and Gary Belshaw’s AMERICAN IVORY featured on Lisa Flynn’s New Release playlist on WFMT.