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The PARMA Music Festival The PARMA Music Festival is an annual celebration of the best in contemporary music, from classical and jazz to electronic and rock and much more. With everything from live music to panel discussions to visual art and educational events, the Festival brings together a diverse crowd to perform, collaborate, and listen. The 501(c)3 non-profit Festival’s mission is to present compelling and eclectic music in diverse live settings to new and existing audiences, all while showcasing the beauty and culture the Seacoast has to offer. Each summer the Festival brings artists, composers, students, ensembles, and performers from all over the world to Seacoast NH to perform a wide variety of music in traditional and non-traditional venues. The Festival also partners with local and international arts organizations to program these unique concerts. While showcasing both local and international talent, multiple genres of music are presented from the concert hall to the local bar, with many surprising experiments and educational opportunities along the way. The city-wide musical showcase is the brainchild of PARMA Recordings, a New England-based music company specializing in orchestral, chamber, choral, and commercial recordings as well as distribution, product design, strategic marketing, and licensing and publishing. The Festival is part of PARMA Recordings’ continuing mission to bring fresh and interesting music to new audiences in a variety of formats. www.parmamusicfestival.org www.facebook.com/parmamusicfestival PARMA Music Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax exempt not-for-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law.

PARMA Recordings PARMA Recordings is a New Hampshire-based music company specializing in orchestral, chamber, choral, and commercial recording as well as distribution, product design, strategic marketing, and licensing/publishing. Our work spans classical, jazz, rock, experimental, and more, and features artists such as Grammy® winner Richard Stoltzman, Pulitzer Prize winner Lewis Spratlan, Pete Townshend of The Who, renowned percussionist Steve Gadd, and former New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow, among others. PARMA’s music has been featured in projects and programming from CBS, ABC, Fox, PBS, C-SPAN, National Geographic, A&E, Showtime, Microsoft, and numerous other media outlets, and we are dedicated to creating the highest quality music and presenting it in unique, innovative, and engaging recorded and live formats.

The Portsmouth Athenæum presents

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An annual series of chamber music concerts held in historic properties around Portsmouth

Harpist Amanda Romano of the Calandra Trio.

www.parmarecordings.com www.navonarecords.com www.ravellorecords.com www.bigroundrecords.com

Sunday, August 24, 3:00 p.m., New Castle Congregational Church

EMILY DAGGETT SMITH & TANYA GABRIELIAN (violin, piano)

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Sunday, September 14, 3:00 p.m., First Congregational Church of Kittery Point

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Sunday, October 19, 3:00 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church

TRIO CLEONICE (violin, cello, piano)

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Festival Overview Tickets All events are free of charge except for the Main Event at The Music Hall. Tickets for the Main Event on Saturday, August 16th are $20 and can be purchased at The Music Hall Box Office at 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth NH, by phone at 603-436-2400 or online at www.themusichall.org.

Festival Schedule 2014 Event

Admission

Date Time

Location

Thank You Breakfast

All-Access Pass Only

8/13/14

8:00am

Jumpin’ Jays

Wake Up with PARMA: Coffee and Pastries

Free

8/13/14

9:00am

Discover Portsmouth Center

Kickoff! PARMA Artist Showcase

Free

8/13/14

10:00am - 11:30am

North Church

In the Key of C-SPAN: Classical Music

Free

8/13/14

2:00pm - 3:30pm

North Church

Buoy Gallery Reception

Free

8/13/14

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Buoy Gallery

Afrobeat Dance Party

Suggested $5 donation

8/13/14

8:00pm - 11:00pm

Kittery Dance Hall

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY Wake Up with PARMA: Coffee and Pastries

Free

8/14/14

9:00am

Discover Portsmouth Center

Lord of the Strings: Chamber Music from Sweden to the U.S.

Free

8/14/14

10:00am - 11:30am

South Church

Old City, New Music: Boston New Music Initiative

Free

8/14/14

2:00pm - 3:30pm

South Church

Three Guitars

Free

8/14/14

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Portsmouth Music and Arts Center

Underground Lounge

Suggested $5 donation

8/14/14

8:00pm - Close

Red Door

FRIDAY Wake Up with PARMA: Coffee and Pastries

Free

8/15/14

9:00am

Discover Portsmouth Center

PENDULUM: Album Release Concert

Free

8/15/14

10:00am - 11:30am

St. John’s Church

The Lunar Ensemble Presents: A Shakespeare Concert

Free

8/15/14

2:00pm - 3:30pm

St. John’s Church

River Run Bookstore Concert

Free

8/15/14

6:00pm - 7:00pm

River Run Bookstore

New England Artist Showcase

Suggested $5 donation

8/15/14

8:00pm - Close

Thirsty Moose Taphouse

SATURDAY Morning Mingle

Free

8/16/14

9:00am

The Music Hall Loft

Panel Discussion: Music Licensing In Advertising

Free

8/16/14

10:00am - 11:30am

The Music Hall Loft

Peter and the Wolf / Soggy Po’ Boys

Suggested $5 donation

8/16/14

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Prescott Park (Rain Venue: The Music Hall)

Panel Discussion: Music Licensing In Video Games

Free

8/16/14

1:30pm - 3:00pm

The Music Hall Loft

Private Reception

All-Access Pass Only

8/16/14

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Athenaeum

PARMA Music Festival Main Event

$20

8/16/14

7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Music Hall Historic Theater

After Party

All-Access Pass Only

8/16/14

10:00pm

The Music Hall Loft

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4 South Church

292 State Street, Portsmouth, NH

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973 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH

6 Red Door

107 State Street, Portsmouth, NH

7 St. John’s Church

101 Chapel Street, Portsmouth, NH

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142 Fleet Street, Portsmouth, NH

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10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH

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82 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH

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MODERN CHAMBER WORKS FROM PARMA COMPOSERS AND PERFORMERS, RANGING FROM CLASSICAL TO AVANT-GARDE

LOCATION

H NORTH CHURCH 1

2 CONGRESS STREET, PORTSMOUTH NH

DATE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13 TIME 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Juan Álamo

I Will See You Again

Juan Álamo, Marimba

Bill Evans

Waltz for Debby

Juan Álamo, Marimba

Juan Álamo Guajira for My Father Azureus

Juan Álamo, Marimba

Greg Bowers

Perception Etudes

Karolina Rojahn, Piano

Michael Murray

Neutral Tones

Chris Thompson, Tenor Peter Sulski, Viola

Marta Keen

Homeward Bound

Aaron Copland

Simple Gifts

The Larksong Trio

Richard Gardzina

Since You Asked

The Larksong Trio

William Fletcher

Oh, Dear, What Can the Matter Be? Ezekiel Saw the Wheel

The Larksong Trio

Pamela Marshall

High Flight Remixed

Electronic

Greg Bartholomew

Glass Spider

Electronic

Martin Schlumpf

Pandora’s Promise

I. Consciousness II. Audience Physiology III. Rhythmic Dissonance IV. Representations V. Seconds and Sevenths VI. Development (3 Years) VII. Development (4 Years) VIII. Developemt (6 Years) IX. Confusion

The Larksong Trio Peggo Horstmann-Hodes, Soprano Calvin Herst, Piano Jennifer Yeaton-Pariss, Flute

Kent O’Doherty, Alto Saxophone Karolina Rojahn, Piano Ashima Scripp, Cello

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IN THE KEY OF C-SPAN: CLASSICAL MUSIC MUSIC FROM THE PARMA LICENSING CATALOG AS HEARD ON C-SPAN’S PROGRAMMING, FOLLOWED BY MODERN CHAMBER MUSIC

LOCATION

H NORTH CHURCH

DATE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13

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2 CONGRESS STREET, PORTSMOUTH NH

Joseph Haydn

TIME 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Piano Sonata No. 49 in C-sharp Minor HOB XVI:36

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Trio in G – K564

Karolina Rojahn, Piano Karolina Rojahn, Piano Sylvia Ahramjian, Violin Ovidiu Marinescu, Cello

Paul Osterfield

Zyzzyva Escapades

Christine Kim, Cello Andrea Dawson, Violin

Yves Ramette

Introduction Et Allegro

Jessica Lizak, Flute Vladimir Lande, Oboe Rane Moore, Clarinet Bryan Young, Bassoon Karolina Rojahn, Piano

I. II. III.

BUOY GALLERY RECEPTION: MODERN ART WITH MUSIC FEATURING LOCAL ARTIST ANDY HECK BOYD AND MUSIC BY NICK MAINELLA

LOCATION

H BUOY GALLERY 2

2 GOVERNMENT STREET, KITTERY ME

DATE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13

TIME 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Buoy Gallery is committed to bringing thought-provoking contemporary art and music to its tiny nook on the Maine coast. The exhibition will be Digital Prince: video works and digital prints by Andy Heck Boyd, accompanied by a DJ set by Nick Mainella.

AFROBEAT DANCE PARTY: SHANGO AND THE MUSIC OF FELA KUTI FEATURING AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA SHANGO, BOSTON-BASED BRIANA CASH, AND ROMANIAN CELLIST OVIDIU MARINESCU

LOCATION

H THE DANCE HALL 3

7 WALKER STREET, KITTERY ME

DATE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13

TIME 8:00PM - 11:00PM

Featuring the Seacoast’s Shango—a 17-person Afrobeat orchestra inspired by the music of Fela Kuti. The musical style performed by Fela Kuti is called Afrobeat, which is a fusion of jazz, funk, highlife, and traditional Yoruban chants and rhythms. Opening is Boston-based singer/songwriter Briana Cash, and a classical set by cellist Ovidiu Marinescu. $5 suggested donation. All ages welcome.

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LORD OF THE STRINGS:

CHAMBER MUSIC FROM SWEDEN TO THE U.S. FEATURING CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC BY SOME OF TODAY’S ACTIVE COMPOSERS AND PERFORMERS

LOCATION

H SOUTH CHURCH

DATE THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

4

292 STATE STREET, PORTSMOUTH NH

TIME 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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Adam O’Dell

Echo: Movement I

Adam O’Dell, Piano

Alan Beeler

Three Bagatelles after Bartok

Adam O’Dell, Piano

J. Tizol

Caravan

Sophie Dunér

Hey Doctor Addicted to Love Child’s Act

Thelonious Monk

Well You Needn’t

Sophie Dunér, Voice Jeremy Harman, Cello

Sophie Dunér

Red Sailor Girl

Sophie Dunér, Voice Jeremy Harman, Cello

Garrett Schumann

Mechanismus

Electronic

Robert Fleisher

Dans le Piano

Electronic

Sergio Cervetti

Some Realms I Owned

Chiharu Naruse, Piano

Three Tweets for Piano & Pianist

Chiharu Naruse, Piano

The Whole in Parts

Chiharu Naruse, Piano

Sophie Dunér, Voice Jeremy Harman, Cello

Robert DeGaetano

I. Ruvido II. Larghetto III. Prestissimo

Fredrick Kaufman

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I. Playful II. Largo Espressivo III. Joyous

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Sophie Dunér, Voice Jeremy Harman, Cello


OLD CITY, NEW MUSIC: BOSTON NEW MUSIC INITIATIVE CONTEMPORARY SMALL ENSEMBLE WORKS PERFORMED BY INNOVATIVE NEW MUSIC GROUP BOSTON NEW MUSIC INITIATIVE

LOCATION

H SOUTH CHURCH

DATE THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

4

292 STATE STREET, PORTSMOUTH NH

TIME 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Jeffrey Shivers

Carousel

Chun-Wai Wong

A Call in the Winds

Travis Alford

Transitions

Alex Nante

Aleph

Deirdre Viau, Flute Yhasmin Valenzuela, Clarinet Valerie Ross, Piano Asuka Usui, Violin Christopher Homick, Cello

Ingrid Stรถlzel

The More Things Change

Yhasmin Valenzuela, Clarinet Valerie Ross, Piano Asuka Usui, Violin Christopher Homick, Cello Michael Hardin, Percussion

Thomas Dempster

Metastable

Deirdre Viau, Flute Michael Hardin, Vibraphone

Patrick Valentino

Fourplay

Yhasmin Valenzuela, Clarinet Asuka Usui, Violin Michael Hardin, Vibraphone Jason Huffman, Trumpet

Emily Koh

[circum]-perceptio

Yhasmin Valenzuela, Clarinet Valerie Ross, Piano Asuka Usui, Violin Christopher Homick, Cello Michael Hardin, Vibraphone

Deirdre Viau, Flute Yhasmin Valenzuela, Clarinet Valerie Ross, Piano Asuka Usui, Violin Christopher Homick, Cello Michael Hardin, Vibraphone

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Deirdre Viau, Flute Valerie Ross, Piano Asuka Usui, Violin Deirdre Viau, Flute Valerie Ross, Piano Jason Huffman, Trumpet

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THREE GUITARS THREE GUITARISTS PERFORMING MUSIC RANGING FROM ACOUSTIC CLASSICAL TO ELECTRIC JAZZ AND MORE

LOCATION

H PORTSMOUTH MUSIC AND ARTS CENTER 5

973 ISLINTON STREET, PORTSMOUTH NH

DATE THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

TIME 6:00PM - 7:00PM

This intimate concert features classical guitar duo Alex Lubet and Maja Radovanlija as well as Michael Gregory Jackson with bassist Tim Webb in the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center newly renovated space. Michael Gregory Jackson is an American jazz, blues and rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer, poet, and producer who has worked with everyone from Nile Rogers to Oliver Lake to Walter Becker from Steely Dan. Bassist Tim Webb has been making music throughout New England for more than 20 years. Inspired by a variety of composers from J.S. Bach to Bob Dylan, Alex Lubet and Maja Radovanlija perform improvised music for classical and acoustic guitar, ukulele, National steel guitar, and bass.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE LIVE DJS, FULL BAND, VISUAL ARTISTS, AND A CLASSICAL VIOLINIST ALL JOIN IN FOR A GENRE–BENDING PERFORMANCE

LOCATION

H RED DOOR

DATE THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

6

107 STATE STREET, PORTSMOUTH NH

TIME 8:00PM - CLOSE

The Underground Lounge showcases a collaboration and improvisation between alternative and classical musicians, as well as video DJs and mixed media artists. The show will feature singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Qwill, performing his electronica set SERIES. Also on the bill is classical violinist Chris Baum, along with DJ Jaminic and Radio Scotvoid, indie band Fishing the Sky, and visual artist collective Liquivox. This concert opens with Society of Composers Inc. percussionist and composer Adam Vidiksis. $5 suggested donation / 21+

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PENDULUM: ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT FEATURING THE CHAMBER WORKS FROM PENDULUM, THE NEW RELEASE ON NAVONA RECORDS BY THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS INC.

LOCATION

H ST. JOHN’S CHURCH 7

101 CHAPEL STREET, PORTSMOUTH NH

DATE FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

TIME 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Greg Hutter

Spirits of the Dead

Chris Arrell*

Of Three Minds

Doron Kima*

As From a Dream

Alex Freeman*

Night on the Prairies

Jorge Variego*

Tele

Philip Carlsen*

October

Eric Nathan*

Wing Over Wing

Aliana De la Guardia, Soprano Syvia Ahramjian, Violin

Cliffton Callendar*

Metomorphosis II

Emily Hanna Crane, Violin Hui-Ting Yang, Piano

Mei-Fang Lin

Figurations

Rain Worthington

Night Stream

I. Lullaby II. The Dalliance of the Eagles III. Shuddering leaves silent IV. Eyes tight, tales tucked

Jim Rhinehart

The TBA Trio Ariana Wyatt, Soprano Tracy Cowden, Piano Benjamin Wyatt, Cello

Aliana De la Guardia, Soprano Lisa Leong, Piano Chris Arrell, Electronics

Deirdre Viau, Flute Matthias Müller, Clarinet John Roberts, Piano Sylvia Ahramjian, Violin Ovidiu Marinescu, Cello

Melsen Carlsen, Piano

John Roberts, Piano

Melsen Carlsen, Piano

Electronic

Sylvia Ahramjian, Violin Emily Hanna Crane, Violin

Mbira

Electronic

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*composers featured on PENDULUM www.navonarecords.com/pendulum


THE LUNAR ENSEMBLE PRESENTS A SHAKESPEARE CONCERT COMPOSER JOSEPH SUMMER’S POPULAR BOSTON-BASED CHAMBER CONCERT SERIES COMES TO PORTSMOUTH

LOCATION

H ST. JOHN’S CHURCH 7

101 CHAPEL STREET, PORTSMOUTH NH

DATE FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

TIME 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Igor Stravinsky

Three Songs from William Shakespeare

Michael Kibbe

Icarus Dreaming

Lunar Ensemble

Frederic Rzewski

To The Earth

Lunar Ensemble

Sean Doyle

Persephone to Orpheus (A Satire to Decay)

Lunar Ensemble

Kevin Puts

And Legions Will Rise

Lunar Ensemble

Claude Debussy

Syrinx

Lunar Ensemble

Joseph Summer

Love, What thing is Love? (from The Hunting of Cupid by George Peele)

Lunar Ensemble

Where the Bee Sucks

(from The Tempest, Act 5, Scene I) *

I do not know one of my sex

(from The Tempest, Act 3, Scene II) *

If she be made of white and red

(from Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act 1, Scene II) *

O Mistress Mine, Where are You Roaming?

(from Twelfth Night, Act 2, Scene III)

On the Death of Phillips

(anonymous ode to the Elizabethan lutenist) *

Before you can say “Come” and “Go”

(from The Tempest, Act 4, Scene I) *

II. Full Fathom Five

III. When Daisies pied

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Lunar Ensemble Gemma New, conductor Lisa Perry, soprano Stephanie Ray, flute/piccolo/alto flute Gleb Kanasevich, clarinet/bass clarinet Katarzyna Bryla, violin/viola Peter Kibbe, cello Terry Sweeney, percussion


RECEPTION AT RIVERRUN BOOK STORE MINI CONCERT FOLLOWED BY MEET AND GREET WITH FESTIVAL PERFORMERS AND COMPOSERS LOCATION

H RIVERRUN BOOKSTORE

DATE FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

8

142 FLEET STREET, PORTSMOUTH NH

TIME 6:00PM - 7:00PM

A meet and greet with Festival performers and collaborators accompanied by live music by Festival favorite, Matthias Müller, while enjoying a favorite spot in Portsmouth, the RiverRun Bookstore.

NEW ENGLAND SHOWCASE A SHOWCASE FOR INTERNATIONAL CLARINETIST AND LOCAL AND BOSTON-BASED TALENT LOCATION

H THIRSTY MOOSE TAPHOUSE 9

21 CONGRESS STREET, PORTSMOUTH NH

DATE FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

TIME 9:00PM - CLOSE

Classical clarinet meets local and Boston-based indie-rock and instrumental music in this showcase for New England artists. Featuring the Seacoast’s own Clara Berry & Wooldog, Boston-based Will Dailey on his album release tour, and German clarinetist Matthias Müller. $5 suggested donation / 21+ This event is sponsored by the Thirsty Moose Taphouse and Smuttynose Brewing Company.

MORNING MINGLE COFFEE, DRINKS, AND PASTRIES ACCOMPANIED BY RENOWNED IMPROVISATIONAL PIANIST GREGORY HALL

LOCATION

H MUSIC HALL LOFT 10

131 CONGRESS STREET, PORTSMOUTH NH

DATE SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

TIME 9:00AM

Meet Festival performers, composers, and producers in this breakfast provided by Beach Pea Baking Company, while enjoying the improvisational piano music of composer/pianist Gregory Hall.

PANEL DISCUSSION: MUSIC LICENSING IN ADVERTISING THE PARMA LICENSING TEAM WILL TACKLE A VARIETY OF HOT TOPICS IN TODAY’S LICENSING AND PUBLISHING INDUSTRIES

LOCATION

H MUSIC HALL LOFT

DATE SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

10

TIME 10:00AM- 11:30AM

131 CONGRESS STREET, PORTSMOUTH NH

Headed by PARMA Licensing and moderated by film composer Mason Daring, renowned for his scores for the films of John Sayles, this panel features advertising industry executives Dustin Levine (VIA Agency), Christian Hanlon (Lieberman Productions), and Justin Poirier (Genuine Interactive) and will discuss how music is placed in advertising. After the panel, have a chance to speak with the moderator and panelists while enjoying a performance by local singer/songwriter Joe Young. Justin Poirier Director of Photography and Senior Editor, Genuine Interactive Dustin Levine Producer, VIA Agency Christian Hanlon Executive Audio Producer, Lieberman Productions Mason Daring Moderator

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PANEL DISCUSSION: MUSIC LICENSING IN VIDEO GAMES THE PARMA LICENSING TEAM WILL TACKLE A VARIETY OF HOT TOPICS IN TODAY’S LICENSING AND PUBLISHING INDUSTRIES

LOCATION

H MUSIC HALL LOFT

DATE SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

10

TIME 1:30PM-3:00PM

131 CONGRESS STREET, PORTSMOUTH NH

Moderated by film composer Mason Daring, this panel features video game industry experts Duncan Watt and Pat King discussing the role of music in video games, followed by a musical showcase of PARMA Licensing Artists. Duncan Watt Founder/Creative Director, Fastestmanintheworld Media Pat King Producer/Designer/Audio Manager, Hitpoint Studios Mason Daring Moderator

PETER AND THE WOLF / SOGGY PO’ BOYS A CHILDREN’S CONCERT FEATURING THE GREAT BAY ACADEMY OF DANCE, PORTSMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, AND NHPR’S AMANDA LODER

LOCATION

PRESCOTT PARK H 105 MARCY STREET, PORTSMOUTH NH 11

DATE SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

TIME 12:00PM - 1:00PM

The revered children’s story by Prokofiev – Peter and the Wolf -- read by NHPR’s Weekend Edition anchor Amanda Loder, featuring dancers from the Great Bay Academy of Dance, and players from the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra. New Orleans Jazz-style Soggy Po’ Boys will be performing following Peter and the Wolf. Children of all ages welcome! This event is open to the public. $5 suggested donation to benefit the Prescott Park Arts Festival. In the event of inclement weather, this concert will be held at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, on August 16, at 12pm. PERFORMERS Amanda Loder, Narration John Page, Conductor Ellen Rondina, Flute Sarah Krebs, Oboe John Ferraro, Clarinet Melissa Grady, Bassoon Susan Williams, French Horn Paul Dykstra, Piano Thomas Schmidt, Percussion Jessica Helie/Brooke Lamonica, Violin Edgar Cyrus, Viola Dorothy Braker, Cello John Stewart, Contrabass

This event is hosted by The Prescott Park Arts Festival.

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PARMA MUSIC FESTIVAL MAIN EVENT THE CULMINATION OF THE FESTIVAL WILL INCLUDE CLASSICS AND WORLD PREMIERES IN CLASSICAL, JAZZ, CHORAL, ROCK, AND MORE BY MUSICIANS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

LOCATION

H THE MUSIC HALL HISTORIC THEATER 12

28 CHESTNUT STREET, PORTSMOUTH NH

DATE SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

TIME 7:00PM-9:00PM

$20 admission, tickets available at The Music Hall and by phone at 603-436-2400 or online at www.themusichall.org

Interludes

Michael Mikulka

To Throw Redline Brass Quintet

Karl Jenkins

Excerpts from The Armed Man

Mac Ritchey, Oud Matthias Müller, Clarinet

(Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 PARMA Student Kyle

Spraker, Trumpet; Nick Rubenstein, Horn Andrew Moreschi, Trumpet Composer Competition) Christopher Moore, Trombone Philip Hyman, Bass Trombone

Portsmouth Pro Musica Pricilla French, Conductor Robert Littlefield, Piano

Rob Gerry

For Three Friends Chris Klaxton & the State Line Big Band Chris Klaxton, Trumpet Christina Rusnak

Chat Chris Klaxton & the State Line Big Band Matt Langley, Tenor Saxophone Mike Effenberger, Piano Eric Von Oeyen, Drums Taylor O’Donnell Sad Clown Chris Klaxton

Chris Klaxton & the State Line Big Band

Taylor O’Donnell, Voice; Eric Von Oeyen, Drums Mike Effenberger, Fender Rhodes and Echo box Matt Langley, Tenor Saxophone Andy Greene, Guitar

Intermission Kris Becker

Elegy Kris Becker, Piano Piano Sonata No.1: II. Not to keep you waiting III. Reconciliator

Taylor O’Donnell

Original Music Taylor O’Donnell, voice; Amanda Kowalski, Bass; Mike Effenberger, Piano; Stu Dias, Guitar Eric Von Oeyen, Drums; Chris Kaxton, Guitar Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto in D Major, Op35 Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra I. Allegro Moderato John Page, Conductor Stacie Lin, Violin (Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra 2014

Student Concerto Competition winner)

Joseph Haydn

Cello Concerto in C Major

Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra John Page, Conductor Ovidiu Marinescu, Cello

Jose Elizondo

Estampas Mexicanas

Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra John Page, Conductor

I. Moderato

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NOTES To Throw

Michael Mikulka

To Throw was composed in July of 2013 for Unlacquered Brass Quintet and the Longhorn Network as part of a television special titled “Performance Art,” which blended musical performances with athletic performances, displaying the mechanics of each in slow motion. This segment features a pitcher, standing alone on a mound for all to see. To Throw aims to depict that isolation, as well as his confidence, precise repetition. – Michael Mikulka

non-classical impulses, not concert music that merely references other styles. Elegy: deeply desolate, with a feeling that whatever is being lamented is a permanent loss, irretrievable, absent of hope. Basically a transcribed improvisation, the performance takes a semi-improvisational approach as well. Piano Sonata No.1: Attitudes and concepts of classical, rock, and jazz. Winner of the 2013 IBLA European Grand Prize for Composers. “Movement 2,” scurrying and darting in the “A” sections, explodes into a monster rock groove in the middle, akin to early 1970s hard/heavy rock. The 4th and final movement is a raucous and rhythmically electrified fire-hot romp of celebration and inevitability. – Kris Becker

Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35 The Armed Man

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Karl Jenkins

Portsmouth Pro Musica is pleased to present excerpts from their acclaimed January 2014 performance of Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man that was commissioned for the millennium by Great Britain’s Royal Armories and dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo Crisis. This major choral work uses a full range of sacred and secular texts, including works by Rudyard Kipling and Alfred Lord Tennyson, to describe the consequences of war and the celebration of hope for world peace in the new millennium. The composer reflects on the global nature of these timely themes by incorporating a variety of musical styles, including Gregorian chant, Latin Mass, and jazz and pop expressions. – Portsmouth Pro Musica

For Three Friends

Rob Gerry

For Three Friends began as a ballad with no name, which I later arranged for my University of New Hampshire jazz combo, which included trumpet, tenor, and guitar. This later became an orchestration project, and a few years later I expanded it into a piece for big band. It needed a name in a hurry, thus For Three Friends, the original three melodic voices from my UNH combo. The big band version expands the original ballad with an extended, faster section in three, a big tutti statement of the theme, then a return to the combo orchestration of the opening. – Rob Gerry

Chat

Christina Rusnak

We all go into spaces that are hubs of activity. The multitude of voices, people coming in and out, and all the associated sounds of movement creates a composite sound with a distinctive rhythm all its own. I created this piece in 2005 when chat rooms became temporarily popular. I imagined the pulsating energy of all of the various dialogs and the interweaving of conversations – becoming a separate entity called Chat. – Christina Rusnak

Sad Clown Chris Klaxton/Taylor O’Donnell arr. Chris Klaxton Taylor and I wrote this piece several years ago. Our aim was to write a simple melody, something small, but something pretty that the listener would hopefully remember. We were studying motivic development at the time and aimed to make this composition, although short, an example of an evolved small melody fragment. The title and flavor of the melody arose from our listening to French chanson, the music of Edith Piaf and Lucienne Boyer. The image of a bustling Paris juxtaposed with a half-lit, lonely street corner - led to the image of a street performer, smiling by day and watching the world rush by, alone and sobbing by night. This piece reminds Taylor and I of a place and time that served as a tremendous point of departure for us both - as musicians and as a couple. – Chris Klaxton

Elegy and Piano Sonata No. 1

Kris Becker

This is nu-classical music: Classically structured and crafted concert music composed in a contemporary mindset and time but rooted in tradition, flowing with the undercurrents of other genres, and played often with non-classical sensibilities yet all with underlying classical chops. It’s a genuine fusion of classical structure with

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Tchaikovsky wrote his Violin Concerto in 1878 for his composition student and violinist Yosif Kotek. He penned the work at a feverishly inspired pace completing it within just a single month. Tchaikovsky wanted the work to receive a significant premiere however and so he approached the great violinist Leopold Auer with the score. Auer declined, saying that the Violin Concerto was totally unplayable, although he later went on to play it often, as well as to teach it to two of its greatest interpreters, Jascha Heifetz and Mischa Elman. Tchaikovsky heard that Adolph Brodsky had learned the concerto and was preparing to play it as part of a Vienna Philharmonic concert conducted by Hans Richter and thus the Violin Concerto was premiered on December 4, 1881. As with the Piano Concerto No. 1, the opening theme does not appear again in the concerto and plays no other role other than that of introduction. In fact, there is such an abundance of melody in the entire piece that this willful abandonment of themes appears almost wasteful! The first movement is by far the longest and most substantial movement. Though very difficult, the solo part is so well-written that the ornamentation of the themes never obscures them, and a delicate and perfect dramatic balance between the soloist and the orchestra is maintained all the way through. The orchestra plays most of the climactic music alone, and likewise the extensive and fiendishly difficult first-movement cadenza is just as impressive for its dramatic isolation. The Violin Concerto has become one the absolute cornerstones of the concerto repertoire, and is undoubtedly one of Tchaikovsky’s most direct and beloved works. – John Page

Cello Concerto in C Major

Joseph Haydn

Composed around 1761-65, Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major laid dormant in a library in Prague until 1961. Since it’s rediscovery, it has become one of the most popular works in the cello repertory. I had the pleasure of performing it many times, but one performance stands out. In 2004 I was invited to play with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. At the airport the cello arrived in two pieces. We made an appointment to repair it, but the luthier never showed up despite our promise of lavish pay in American dollars. You see, it was Friday morning and he was on his way to the country house. For my first rehearsal I had to borrow a poorly constructed instrument with strings so high that I had a hard time pressing them down to create any decent tone and accurate pitches. Add to the adventure that this was the coldest month of May in a hundred years in Moscow and I had traveled prepared for a beautiful spring. Freezing fingers on Russian cellos might work in Siberia but for me that was a fun challenge to overcome. Needless to say, by the time of the performance, the cello was ready and it was a memorable concert in musically sacred space. This is a work that combines classical elegance with sparkling technical passages. The first movement allows the cello to sing beautifully over a stylish accompaniment, mostly in the strings. The cadenza was written especially for this concert. – Ovidiu Marinescu

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Estampas Mexicanas

Chris Klaxton & the State Line Big Band

José Elizondo

Estampas Mexicanas (Mexican Vignettes) was José Elizondo’s first composition for orchestra, originally written as an assignment for a composition class at MIT. It features Mexican folk elements in a style akin to the nationalistic compositions of the beginning of the twentieth century in Mexico. Ferial (Parade), the first movement of the suite, is inspired by the rhythmic vitality of the music of Carlos Chavez. It pays homage to him by paraphrasing, in its opening measures, the main theme from Chavez’s famous “Sinfonia India”. From there, it develops into a festive parade of simple, colorful, folk-like tunes and rhythms woven into a tapestry of more traditional European textures, including a little waltz in the middle of the movement. – José Elizondo

BIOGRAPHIES Michael Mikulka

is currently pursuing his DMA in Composition at the University of Texas, where he has studied with Donald Grantham, Russell Pinkston, Yevgeniy Sharlat, and Dan Welcher. He completed his MM in Composition at Central Michigan University (studying with David Gillingham), and received his undergraduate degree in Music Education from Rutgers University, where he co-founded the Rutgers Undergraduate Composers Recital.

Over 20 of Michael’s compositions have been honored as a winner or finalist in competitions or calls for scores. His pieces have been premiered by members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Michael is the founder of newbandmusic.com, a free service that promotes self-published wind ensemble music written by emerging composers. He is also the creator and conductor of the Vine Orchestra, which has premiered 52 (six second or less) compositions. Michael is a horn player, and has recently performed with the UT Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, and Horn Choir as well as helping to premiere several chamber pieces.

I find myself surrounded constantly with fine instrumentalists and, as of the past several years, there is a plethora of fantastic musicians that can all improvise, all read music extremely well, can play in a very traditional way and are open to all forms of new/popular music. Most of these musicians are under 30 and newer to the scene, without an outlet for large ensemble music. Knowing the musicianship and personalities in the band as I do, it seemed a perfect opportunity to put something of this sort together. I feel our collective sound/ interests could yield a band capable of performing not only from the classic repertoire (these guys can swing hard!), but could also allow us to pursue original music, music from outside the jazz idiom, and eventually occupy a space in the community that is unique to us, our generation and our interests.

Kris Becker

Out of the imagination of award-winning American composer and pianist Kris Becker (Kris with a K) come barrier-smashing concepts and a deeply meaningful performance experience that electrify the audience with inspirational appeal and trailblazing excitement. This artistic vision has earned Kris major recent recognition: Highest-scoring composer 2013 IBLA European Grand Prize and winner 2012 National Federation of Music Clubs Beyer Composition Award both for his Piano Sonata No.1, one of only two honorees in the 2013 Music Teachers National Association Distinguished Composer of the Year Award for his work Enticements & Eternity, National Association of Composers USA Young Composers Competition 2013 honoree, and twice ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards finalist. A powerful pianist and performer and recipient of degrees from Rice University and the University of Illinois, he has amassed many honors including winner Lee Biennial Int’l, Int’l Chopin of Texas, Artist Presentation Society, Shepherd School of Music Concerto, and Yamaha Young Performing Artist competitions; semi-finalist in the Young Concert Artists Int’l Auditions and finalist Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition New York. Rooted in tradition and innovating all at once, the nu-classical music of Kris Becker is winning instantaneous fans everywhere it’s heard. Scorching kinetic energy, unrelenting passion, blazing virtuosity, and a powerfully expressive beauty–this is the Kris Becker experience.

Portsmouth

Pro

Musica

is dedicated to providing an enriching musical experience to both our members and audiences through the scholarship and presentation of diverse professional-level choral repertoire. The chorus is well-known throughout the Seacoast for the warmth and energy of its sound, adventurous programming and excellent musicianship. Concerts are presented with attention to detail, precision and accuracy of interpretation. PPM aims to share with its audiences the beauty and variety of choral literature. The chorus draws its voices from the greater Seacoast area, including New Hampshire, southern Maine, and northern Massachusetts. You will truly be enriched, as they are, by becoming part of this wonderful music community at their concerts.

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Taylor O’Donnell

Colorado native Taylor O’Donnell is a contemporary vocalist who uses her deep roots in jazz, folk and R&B to perform in an array of settings. Taylor is also a vocal improviser who uses timbre and vocal effects to communicate much of her musical dialogue. Exploring her own folk and jazz influenced original music, she will be joined by Amanda Kowalski on bass, Stuart Dias on guitar and vocals, Chris Klaxton on guitar and keys, and Eric Von Oeyen on drums.

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year, Stacie has performed as soloist at a TEDxAmoskeagMillyard event, with the Granite State Symphony Orchestra, with the UMass Lowell Concert for Hope Orchestra, and at her private violin recital. In addition, she has also been invited to play at the Currier Museum of Art, the Zimmerman House designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, churches, weddings, and other ceremonies. Not only does she play the violin as a soloist, Stacie is a member of the Harmonious Quartet as well. The quartet has participated in the annual Skidmore College String Festival for the past two years, where they received coaching from the American String Quartet, the Ying Quartet, and performed at the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Stacie currently studies under Elliott Markow at the Manchester Community Music School. She has also studied with Sally Thomas, professor at the Juilliard School, when she attended the Meadowmount School of Music.

The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1997, the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra is a 60+ piece symphony orchestra comprised of local professionals, educators, dedicated amateurs and advanced students drawing audiences and members along the Seacoast from Newburyport to York and west to Bedford. The Orchestra presents four main concerts each season at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH, along with numerous chamber music and school concerts throughout the year. In November 2012 the orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall in composer Tim Janis’ new show The Christmas Rose starring Jane Seymour.

John Page

began his career with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland in 2000. Prior to this he studied at King’s College London, University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, and Harvard University. In Ireland, his 2002 performances of Viktor Ullmann’s The Emperor of Atlantis with Opera Theatre Company garnered the prestigious Irish Times Opera of the Year award. He was subsequently invited to give a Lyric FM broadcast concert with the NSOI. As a recording artist, he returns to Ireland frequently to record with the Irish Film Orchestra; among his most recent recordings is the platinum disc winning PBS show, Celtic Woman. In 2005 he was appointed to the newly created position of Assistant Conductor to the Boston Philharmonic. While living in England, he worked with Modern Band at the Royal Opera House and Surrey Opera. He also assisted Benjamin Zander in his Philharmonia recordings of Mahler’s First, Third and Sixth Symphonies and most recently the Grammy-nominated recording of Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony, all released under the Telarc label. More recently, John Page was Director of Large Ensembles for the New York City based Mimesis Ensemble, a group dedicated to the performance of music by living composers. He has performed with them in the Kennedy Center, Washington DC, and Symphony Space, New York, as well as conducting numerous studio recordings. He also traveled home to his native Northern Ireland to conduct the BBC Ulster Orchestra in 2009. In 2010, John Page was invited to join the Faculty of the Boston University as a Visiting Associate Professor. He was appointed Music Director of the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra, New Hampshire in 2011 and worked as cover conductor for the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Maine. Mr. Page is also the Artistic Director of the newly formed PARMA Orchestra, which began an ongoing series of recordings in June 2011. Mr. Page is now Director of Orchestral Activities at Tufts University.

Ovidiu Marinescu, an outstanding

musician of his native Romania, was chosen to play at Carnegie Hall for Romanian President Constantinescu on an official visit to the United States. Soon after, he made his debut with the New York Chamber Symphony in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, followed by recitals in Merkin Hall (New York), Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. After his debut with the National Radio Orchestra of Romania in the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto, which was broadcast live across Romania, he returned several times to perform works by Mozart and Iorgulescu. This season he returns as soloist and conductor in Shostakovich Cello Concerto no. 1, and works by Beethoven and Glinka. Other notable appearances include Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and the Slobodkin Center, Elgar Concerto with Helena and Newark Symphonies, Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra, Shostakovich with the Cleveland Philharmonic, and Mozart Concerto with Orquesta de Extremadura in Spain. His critically acclaimed first recording “Fiesta Latina” was followed by a recording of the complete Miaskovsky cello works with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist Kenneth Boulton released by Cambria. His recording of the Bach Cello Suites, released by Navona Records, has received international critical acclaim.

José Elizondo

was born in México in 1972 and moved to the United States to study electrical engineering and music at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University. After a brief tenure as a Professor of Mathematics in Guadalajara, he returned to Boston to pursue his engineering interests. Music has been his passion since he was 5, when he began performing in concerts and competitions. He found new inspiration from teachers at MIT and Harvard including Edward Cohen, Lowell Lindgren, Bill Cutter, James Yannatos, Constance DeFotis, and Jameson Marvin. Peter Child was his main mentor at MIT for whom Elizondo wrote Estampas Mexicanas, which had its professional premiere by the San Jose Symphony under Leonid Grin.

Stacie Lin

a sophomore at Bedford High School, began studying the violin when she was threeand-a-half. She has played in the New Hampshire Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra as Principal Second Violinist and played in the NH Youth Symphony Orchestra for two years. Stacie is currently a first violinist of the NH Phil. She won first place in her instrument at the 2009 Taiwan Music Competition when she was in fifth grade. Recently, Stacie was selected as the winner of the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. Throughout the past

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Mac Ritchey

Once referred to as a “musical Swiss Army knife,” multi-instrumentalist Mac Ritchey brings a diverse palette of sounds and skills to both performance stage and recording studio. For the past 10 years, Mac’s instrumental focus has been on the oud (also known as the “Arabic lute”). His other instruments include: guitar, bouzouki, çümbüs, saz, bass, drum kit & percussion, keyboards, and didjeridu.

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Ritchey is a prolific composer and a member of the music groups 35th Parallel, Esthema, and Astronauts of Albania. He has toured the US over the past two decades, and performed in Freiburg Germany at the Tamburi Mundi 2009 Frame Drum Festival with internationally acclaimed percussionist Ramesh Shotham. Mac’s musical interests go behind the scenes as well as the proprietor of Possum Hall Studios in Carlisle MA, a small rural town just outside of Boston. As a music producer and audio engineer, his work has been met with great acclaim. Most notably, the full-length album release “Alluvia” (Evren Ozan) was the winner of The 2008 Native American Music Awards: Best Instrumental Album Of The Year and was on the Grammy entry list in two categories.

Matthias Müller

Clarinetist serves a varied career as international soloist, producer, and Professor at the Zurich University of the Arts in Switzerland. Müller is also a composer of varied genres, including chamber music, music theatre, electronic music and orchestra. He has published a method for clarinet called claritop, and is recognized throughout the world as a pedagogue of the instrument. He is the founder and president of the European Clarinet Association and Artistic Director of “ensemble zero.” At the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology at the Zurich University of Arts, he is in charge of the research project “Sensor Augmented Bass Clarinet,” an instrument that is playable in the usual way, but also allows the performer to control external electronic devices. Müller lives with his wife, the flutist Magda Schwerzmann, and his three children on the Forch near Zurich, Switzerland.

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2014 PARMA MUSIC FESTIVAL THANK YOU FOR OUR CONTRIBUTION!

FESTIVAL SPONSORS Chinburg Properties

The Music Hall Historic Theater

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Portsmouth Music & Arts Center

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FESTIVAL PLANNING COMMITTEE 2014

Bob Lord, Sam Renshaw, Derek Thibault, Jeff LeRoy, Ariel Oxaal, Janet Giovanniello, Jo Lamprey, Kathleen Soldati

FESTIVAL STAFF 2014

Executive Producer Bob Lord Managing Director Ariel Oxaal Associate Producer Sam Renshaw Associate Producer Derek Thibault Marketing Kathleen Soldati Technical Manager Jeff LeRoy Design Brett Picknell, Ryan Harrison, Renee Greenspan Audio Engineers Andy Happel, Shaun Michaud, Dave Swillum Finance Janet Giovanniello Special thanks to all musicians, composers, artists, volunteers, the PARMA Music Festival Board of Directors, and the whole PARMA team

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PARMA’S LABELS RELEASES FEATURING PARMA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 PARTICIPANTS

NV5926 BACH CELLO SUITES Johann Sebastian Bach/Ovidiu Marinescu

NV5963 PENDULUM Kima/Callender/Variego/Freeman/ Nathan/Arrell/Carlsen

NV5977 SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra Available October 14 2014 (digital only)

NV5973 GODDESSES Joseph Summer

Exclusive pre-release purchase available at the PARMA Music Festival merchandise table

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FIRE AND TIME

Tarlow/Yip/Brings/Osterfield/Block/Quilling

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PARADIGMS

Gooch/Worthington/Quilling/Brings/ Diehl/Koykkar

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CLAVIATURES

Asherov/Fletcher/Scully/Tribble/ Nagorcka/Stölzel

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OF BIRDS AND LEMONS

José Elizondo/David Tanner

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DIMENSIONS

Hutter/Babin/Burns/March/Debussy/ Kronfuss/Burwasser

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SHAKESPEARE’S MEMORY

Joseph Summer

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MOTO PERPETUO

March/Bartholomew/Beeler/Sherrill/ Gottschalk/Ascioti/Marinescu

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DANCES OF ETERNITY

Bakker/Iannaccone/Evans/Fairlie-Kennedy/ Dal Porto

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Osterfield/Parks/Miller/Murray/Jacobs

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NOVA

Schroeder/Ivanova/Engebretson/Kim Lewis/Sternfeld-dunn/Szewczyk/Chan

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STREAMS

Martin Schlumpf, Matthais Müller

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GUERNICA

Fredrick Kaufman

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THE PARMA SESSIONS: KAROLINA ROJAHN (digital only)

Karolina Rojahn

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CONCERTO NO 1

Robert DeGaetano/Frédéric Chopin

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OPHELIA

Joseph Summer

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Pender/Telemann/Haydn/Forqueray/ Vivaldi/Mozart/Brahms

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Yves Ramette

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Greg Bowers

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CIPHER

Michael J. Evans

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Gregory Hall

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HOMEWARD BOUND

Larksong Trio

These albums are available for purchase at the PARMA Music Festival 2014 merchandise table located at each concert event, and at Bull Moose Records, located at 82-86 Congress Street in Portsmouth NH.

BR8933 MARIMJAZZIA Juan Alamo

BR8926 CITY OF MY SOUL Sophie Duner

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COMING SOON

NV5958 UNBRIDLED Sergio Cervetti

RR7865 SPECTRAL BLUES Alex Lubet

BR8937 CHAT CHILL HIGHLINE Christina Rusnak

NV5976 THE REAL BEELER Alan Beeler

NV5978 SOUND AND FURY Paul Osterfield

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PSO 2014+2015 SEASON NOVEMBER 9, 2014

Sibelius Finlandia Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez with guitarist Jose Lezcano Brahms Symphony No. 2

DECEMBER 2 & 3, 2014 Family Holiday Pops

MARCH 15, 2015

Gershwin An American in Paris Debussy The Sunken Cathedral Ravel La Valse Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition

MAY 31, 2015

PSO Concerto Competition Winner Holst Mars, Venus, Jupiter from The Planets Williams Star Wars suite Strauss Till Eulenspiegel

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