Navona Records is a classical label imprint of audio production house PARMA Recordings. Navona offers listeners a fresh taste of today's leading innovators in orchestral, chamber, instrumental, and experimental music as well as prime pieces of classic repertoire. Our music is meticulously performed by the finest musicians and handpicked to ensure the most rewarding listening experience. more
EUROPEAN FOLKSCAPES showcases traditional European folk melodies in dynamic new contexts, featuring original arrangements for string quartet transcribed from field recordings by the critically acclaimed Apollo Chamber Players. The Apollo Chamber Players' premiere album on Navona Records also includes Fantasy on Bulgarian Rhythms by Karim Al-Zand, a newly commissioned work illuminating Apollo's mission to explore the intersection of classical and folk/ethnic music.
The Apollo Chamber Players is a Houston-based non-profit chamber music organization that engages audience through culturally enriching season concerts, tours, and community and educational outreach. They are currently in their fifth concert season, and have been a dynamic member of the Houston arts community since 2008. They are comprised of violinists Matthew Detrick and Anabel Ramirez, violist Whitney Bullock, and cellist Matthew Dudzik.