• Composer

    Lawrence Mumford's music, published by eight different companies, has premiered in cities across the United States. His Adagio: Of Times and Seasons has become a part of the library of the largest classical radio stations from Boston and Washington DC to Los Angeles and San Francisco, and has been played repeatedly. His symphonic works have been performed and recorded by many organizations including the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic), the Bellflower Symphony, Chicago’s American Wind Band, the Carson City Symphony, the Ensemble Christo Los Angeles Orchestra, Portland’s Warner Pacific Wind Ensemble, and many university orchestras including the University of California at Irvine Symphony which has begun rehearsing his Symphony No. 3.

  • Catalog #: NV6344

    Release Date: April 9, 2021

    21st Century
    Orchestral
    Orchestra

    Navona Records’ acclaimed PRISMA series continues with a fifth installment, again showcasing the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra’s riveting take on contemporary composition. With a focus on innovation and imaginative performance, the orchestra brings a breath of fresh air to a repertoire that’s all-too-often dominated by mainstream works.

  • Catalog #: NV6445

    Release Date: August 12, 2022

    21st Century
    Orchestral
    Large Ensemble
    Orchestra

    Hot on the heels of its first edition, INVITING WORLDS VOL 2 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor with the rhythmic dexterity and textural nuance of today’s orchestras paired with a new roster of composers. New sounds and expressions burst with emotion and uplift us through dark days, navigating uncertainty and delivering us to tranquil resolution. From the frenetic energy and hair raising harmony of Chasse Noir to the soothing solemnity of When Quiet Comes, INVITING WORLDS VOL 2 delivers a colorful palette of orchestral virtuosity sure to please any listener who lends an ear.

  • Mezzo-Soprano

    Megan Ihnen is a “new music force of nature.” The act of live performance is integral to Ihnen’s work and her performances thrive on elaborate sound worlds and fully-developed dramatic interpretations. Through narrative and non-narrative musical storytelling, she explores the subjects of memory, nostalgia, the perception of time, and relationships. Whether through chamber music, staged recitals, opera, or large ensemble soloist work, she emphasizes the full range of vocal sounds, timbres, colors, and uses that characterize the 21st century voice.

  • Catalog #: NV6485

    Release Date: December 9, 2022

    21st Century
    Chamber
    Piano
    Viola
    Violin

    What happens when you combine a love for uncovering new gems in classical music with two highly skilled performers? Violist Jacob Tews and Violinist Erik Rohde answer this very question with SONIC APRICITY: an album consisting of works they have either commissioned or championed, and the namesake of their musical coalescence. The duo presents a dynamic selection of new pieces from contemporary composers Augusta Read Thomas, Erzsébet Szőnyi, Elliott Miles McKinley, Christopher Walczak, and Michael-Thomas Foumai, an engaging program of works influenced by poetry, notable tales from pop culture, the passage of time, and more.