Michael J. Evans
14 concerts, 12 venues, 4 days. The 2014 PARMA Music Festival featured a diverse range of events, from concert performances of orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments, and jazz groups, to an outdoor presentation of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and panel discussions about music licensing and multimedia composition, as well as improvised collaborations between indie rockers and classical instrumentalists.
This release collects some of the finest performances from the Festival, as recorded by PARMA Mobile. Ensembles include the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra, the LUNAR Ensemble, cellist Ovidiu Marinescu, bass clarinetist Matthias Mueller, Qwill, OURBIGBAND, and many more in works by Juan Álamo, Joseph Summer, Sergio Cervetti, Paul Osterfield, Ingrid Stölzel, Michael Mikulka, Rain Worthington, José Elizondo, and Sophie Dunér.
PARMA Music Festival LLC is a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking barriers and bridging genres, bringing together regional and international artists and audiences spanning the genres of classical, jazz, rock, world music, and more in unusual and unexpected settings. The third annual Festival will take place in Portsmouth NH on August 14-16, 2015.