McCormick Percussion Group – “Soli for Soprano with Percussion Orchestra”
“Abhanden”, Chicago based cellist Chris Wild's debut album on Navona Records, features
six compositions for solo cello and small ensemble that stretch across multiple decades and concepts of style. Focusing on the unification of the diverse aesthetics of contemporary music, “Abhanden” seeks to demonstrate the shared ends of expression these six pieces exhibit.
“Resolve”, the latest release on Navona Records from two-time Grammy Award-winning
clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, showcases three Paul Hindemith clarinet-focused works, two of which are premiere recordings for Stoltzman. Album Web-Application includes study scores, interviews with Richard Stoltzman and composer/pianist Yehudi Wyner, and more. These highly acclaimed compositions include Hindemith's Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, originally written for Benny Goodman, Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet Op.30, previously released by Tashi - the beloved ensemble of which Stoltzman was a founding member - and Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, featuring Yehudi Wyner.
“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 premiere album on Navona for the Apollo Chamber Players 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.
“For the Young Artist”, composer Michael Glenn Williams' debut on Navona Records,
features Sean Chen, a rising star pianist who had his 2013 break through winning the prestigious American Pianists Association DeHaan Classical Fellow Award and the Crystal Award at the Van Cliburn Piano Competition, performs the works of Williams. Ranging from a tender and romantic lullaby, to up-tempo waltzes and sounds that would suggest a full brass band, Sean Chen performs the works in a way that deftly expresses the relationship between composer and performer.
The McCormick Percussion Group returns to Ravello Records for their sixth release, “Soli for Soprano with Percussion Orchestra”. Continuing their passionate advocacy for percussion music, this album showcases the collaboration of solo soprano, featuring critically acclaimed soprano Jamie Jordan and percussion orchestra.