photo: Violist Brett Deubner during a recording sessions at Mount Vernon NY’s Oktaven Audio
From full scale productions with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, to chamber sessions with violist Brett Deubner, and everything in between, September was certainly one for the books. Read on for an all-inclusive recap of the latest PARMA productions:
This month’s productions began overseas at the University of Zagreb’s Blagoje Bersa Concert Hall, where sessions with the Zagreb Festival Orchestra were underway. Over the course of three days, the ensemble recorded several works by GRAMMY-nominated composer Jay Kawarsky, who brought several international soloists into the fold for the recordings.
FRO Follow Ups
From left: Producer Brad Michel, Violist Brett Deubner, composer Deon Nielson Price, and studio owner Ryan Streber
A Summer 2021 Featured Recording Opportunity transitioned into its production phase this month with sessions at Mount Vernon NY’s Oktaven Audio with violist Brett Deubner. A sought after soloist who has performed with orchestras on five different continents, Deubner recorded several solo works and three duo works with pianist Allison Brewster Franzetti, all to be included on an upcoming album release.
Glasgow with the RSNO
Soon after, the PARMA production team shifted their attention to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, where the internationally-renowned Royal Scottish National Orchestra was gearing up to record the movements of composer Carl Vollrath’s Bellingrath Gardens. The RSNO currently has an open FRO with PARMA, in which selected scores will be produced for release on Navona Records.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra | photo by Lorimer Macandrew
A New Season for the PSO
On September 19, Maine’s Portland Symphony Orchestra kicked off their 2022-2023 season with works by William Grant Still, Tchaikovsky, and contemporary composer Anna Clyne’s piece DANCE for cello and orchestra (named one of NPR Music’s “Favorite Songs of 2020”). The digital concert is available to view via the PSO’s website from September 28 to October 28, 2022.
Read about PARMA’s work with the PSO here: