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.
United by their accessibility and creative vision, PRISMA VOL. 5’s roster of composers—Alexis Alrich, William Copper, Kevin McCarter, Lawrence R. Mumford, Samantha Sack, Katherine Saxon, and Anthony Wilson—take advantage of the orchestra’s ability to lend music an illustrative and narrative quality. Listeners travel through times and seasons, reconnect with the trust of intimacy, and explore natural wonders as the players weave an aural tapestry that’s as complex as it is original.
Tracks featuring works by Katherine Saxon
Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava | Stanislav Vavřínek, conductor