Starr’s When Doves Cry – Available now

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The first single from Starr Parodi’s upcoming album release, “The Heart Of Frida”, this imaginative solo piano rendition of Prince’s “When Doves Cry” was inspired by Starr hearing the story that Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo were often called the “Elephant and the Dove”. Even though this song was recorded months before Prince’s passing, after Starr performed it at a Questlove/Vanity Fair – Grammy event, this recording has a haunting requiem quality that pays tribute to the genius and beauty of Prince Nelson Roger’s composition.
All the sounds on this project both otherworldly and conventional were created on the Steinway in Starr’s studio.

 

Upcoming Concert! April 23, 2016 At Theta Sound Studios in Burbank w/Christine Brown

 

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photo: Rhonda Mackert

April 23, 2016 – Saturday 7pm Starr Parodi with Christine Brown

Theta Sound Studios

Burbank, CA

click here for tickets: http://thetasound.com/event/starr-parodi-christine-brown-in-concert-at-tss-live/

Join us for an evening of inspiring solo piano, featuring two award-winning pianists, Starr Parodi and Christine Brown! This is a casual and relaxing way to experience the beauty and power of live solo piano, each performing original music selections and telling the story behind the music.

Common Places video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI1Iv3LjRck

Steinway Recording Artist – Starr Parodi’s Solo Piano CD Common Places: piano improvisations, which echos with heartfelt neo-classical, americana, gospel and cinematic themes all played as “stream of conciousness” improvisations, has become an iconic touchstone on the landscape of solo piano recordings. Known for it’s passionate, intimate and ethereal piano improvisations Common Places was the winner of the inaugural Whispering’s Solo piano recording of the Year award in 2007. Mark Vail from Keyboard magazine had this to say about Common Places: “Parodi’s pianistic sense and delivery go way beyond creative. Words that come to mind while listening to Common Places include imaginative, courageous, dynamic, passionate, gutsy, pensive, restrained and euphoric. I’m thoroughly entranced by the whole experience”. Common Places was also lauded by KCRWʼs Chris Douridas: “This deeply passionate and beautiful recording (Common Places) is one of the best albums of the year.”

Starr, who recently accompanied Carole King on her Grammy nominated CD A Holiday Carole, has recorded with or accompanied a vast array of internationally treasured artists such as Celine Dion, Carlos Santana, Stevie Wonder, BB King and Ringo Starr will be playing works from both Common Places and her greatly anticipated upcoming CD The Heart Of Frida.

As a performer, Starr first garnered early national recognition as the late night pianist/keyboardist on the groundbreaking Arsenio Hall Show, she was invited to play at the Kennedy Center for the inauguration of President Clinton and was honored by Keyboard Magazine as one the most influential contemporary keyboardists.

As a composer for film, television & live concert works, Starr with her writing partner Jeff Eden Fair has won multiple BMI awards for top television shows as well as collaborating on films including Bert Stern: Original Mad Man, Conversations With Other Women (Helena Bonham Carter), New Line Cinema’s High Roller, Rysher’s The 18th Angel, television series including Transformers: Rescue Bots, The Starter Wife (Debra Messing), G.I. Joe: Renegades, The Division (Jon Hamm, Taraji Henson), numerous films for television and hundreds of Hollywood’s most visible film trailers (Last Samurai, James Bond, Mission Impossible 2, Harry Potter, Dream Girls, Night At The Museum, X-Men 3 etc…), including their influential & groundbreaking production/arrangement of the James Bond Theme (RIAA Gold Record). In 2009, Starr became the first woman to have her concert orchestral works performed in the 75 year history of the Laguna Arts Pageant Of The Masters, where she currently is a featured composer in residence.

“I record and play this music purely out of joy, purely out of sorrow, purely out of a longing and a searching, a peacefulness and restlessness. These are the common places we all share.” – Starr Parodi

Albinoni’s Adagio video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f42OreC33dI

Upcoming Concert in Mission Viejo – Starr Parodi with Louis Landon & Christine Brown January 16, 2016

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Saturday January 16, 7:00pm

Starr Parodi

with

Christine Brown & Louis Landon


 get your tickets here

Join us for an evening of inspiring solo piano, featuring  award-winning pianists, Starr Parodi, Christine Brown and Louis Landon! This is a casual and relaxing way to experience the beauty and power of live solo piano, each performing original music selections and telling the stories behind the music.

Common Places video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI1Iv3LjRck

Steinway Recording Artist – Starr Parodi’s Solo Piano CD Common Places: piano improvisations, which echos with heartfelt neo-classical, americana, gospel and cinematic themes all played as “stream of consciousness” improvisations, has become an iconic touchstone on the landscape of solo piano recordings. Known for it’s passionate, intimate and ethereal piano improvisations Common Places was the winner of the inaugural Whispering’s Solo piano recording of the Year award in 2007. Mark Vail from Keyboard magazine had this to say about Common Places: “Parodi’s pianistic sense and delivery go way beyond creative. Words that come to mind while listening to Common Places include imaginative, courageous, dynamic, passionate, gutsy, pensive, restrained and euphoric. I’m thoroughly entranced by the whole experience”. Common Places was also lauded by KCRWʼs Chris Douridas: “This deeply passionate and beautiful recording (Common Places) is one of the best albums of the year.”

Starr, who recently accompanied Carole King on her Grammy nominated CD A Holiday Carole, has recorded with or accompanied a vast array of internationally treasured artists such as Celine Dion, Carlos Santana, Stevie Wonder, BB King and Ringo Starr will be playing works from both Common Places and her greatly anticipated upcoming CD The Heart Of Frida.

As a performer, Starr first garnered early national recognition as the late night pianist/keyboardist on the groundbreaking Arsenio Hall Show, she was invited to play at the Kennedy Center for the inauguration of President Clinton and was honored by Keyboard Magazine as one the most influential contemporary keyboardists.

As a composer for film, television & live concert works, Starr with her writing partner Jeff Eden Fair has won multiple BMI awards for top television shows as well as collaborating on films including Bert Stern: Original Mad Man, Conversations With Other Women (Helena Bonham Carter), New Line Cinema’s High Roller, Rysher’s The 18th Angel, television series including Transformers: Rescue Bots, The Starter Wife (Debra Messing), G.I. Joe: Renegades, The Division (Jon Hamm, Taraji Henson), numerous films for television and hundreds of Hollywood’s most visible film trailers (Last Samurai, James Bond, Mission Impossible 2, Harry Potter, Dream Girls, Night At The Museum, X-Men 3 etc…), including their influential & groundbreaking production/arrangement of the James Bond Theme (RIAA Gold Record). In 2009, Starr became the first woman to have her concert orchestral works performed in the 75 year history of the Laguna Arts Pageant Of The Masters, where she currently is a featured composer in residence.

“I record and play this music purely out of joy, purely out of sorrow, purely out of a longing and a searching, a peacefulness and restlessness. These are the common places we all share.” – Starr Parodi

Albinoni’s Adagio video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f42OreC33dI

Upcoming Concert – Nov. 8, 2015 Sunday 3pm – Starr Parodi with Christine Brown in Encinitas

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Nov. 8, 2015 – Sunday 3pm Starr Parodi with Christine Brown

Encinitas Library

540 Cornish Drive

Encinitas, CA 92024

Click here for tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2349459

Join us for an afternoon of inspiring solo piano, featuring two award-winning pianists, Starr Parodi and Christine Brown! This is a casual and relaxing way to experience the beauty and power of live solo piano, each performing original music selections and telling the story behind the music.

Common Places video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI1Iv3LjRck

Steinway Recording Artist – Starr Parodi’s Solo Piano CD Common Places: piano improvisations, which echos with heartfelt neo-classical, americana, gospel and cinematic themes all played as “stream of conciousness” improvisations, has become an iconic touchstone on the landscape of solo piano recordings. Known for it’s passionate, intimate and ethereal piano improvisations Common Places was the winner of the inaugural Whispering’s Solo piano recording of the Year award in 2007. Mark Vail from Keyboard magazine had this to say about Common Places: “Parodi’s pianistic sense and delivery go way beyond creative. Words that come to mind while listening to Common Places include imaginative, courageous, dynamic, passionate, gutsy, pensive, restrained and euphoric. I’m thoroughly entranced by the whole experience”. Common Places was also lauded by KCRWʼs Chris Douridas: “This deeply passionate and beautiful recording (Common Places) is one of the best albums of the year.”

Starr, who recently accompanied Carole King on her Grammy nominated CD A Holiday Carole, has recorded with or accompanied a vast array of internationally treasured artists such as Celine Dion, Carlos Santana, Stevie Wonder, BB King and Ringo Starr will be playing works from both Common Places and her greatly anticipated upcoming CD The Heart Of Frida.

As a performer, Starr first garnered early national recognition as the late night pianist/keyboardist on the groundbreaking Arsenio Hall Show, she was invited to play at the Kennedy Center for the inauguration of President Clinton and was honored by Keyboard Magazine as one the most influential contemporary keyboardists.

As a composer for film, television & live concert works, Starr with her writing partner Jeff Eden Fair has won multiple BMI awards for top television shows as well as collaborating on films including Bert Stern: Original Mad Man, Conversations With Other Women (Helena Bonham Carter), New Line Cinema’s High Roller, Rysher’s The 18th Angel, television series including Transformers: Rescue Bots, The Starter Wife (Debra Messing), G.I. Joe: Renegades, The Division (Jon Hamm, Taraji Henson), numerous films for television and hundreds of Hollywood’s most visible film trailers (Last Samurai, James Bond, Mission Impossible 2, Harry Potter, Dream Girls, Night At The Museum, X-Men 3 etc…), including their influential & groundbreaking production/arrangement of the James Bond Theme (RIAA Gold Record). In 2009, Starr became the first woman to have her concert orchestral works performed in the 75 year history of the Laguna Arts Pageant Of The Masters, where she currently is a featured composer in residence.

“I record and play this music purely out of joy, purely out of sorrow, purely out of a longing and a searching, a peacefulness and restlessness. These are the common places we all share.” – Starr Parodi

Albinoni’s Adagio video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f42OreC33dI

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New – First National Of Omaha Spot

Check out our new music for First National Bank Of Omaha’s new spots. We just finished them!
Directed by David Serota and Produced by Philip Rose, These beautifully shot and executed spots feature a series people’s firsts in life, including Isolde Fair playing violin both on and off screen in her “first” commercial.

Starr will be performing at The Solo Piano Radio Awards Jan. 25 in Costa Mesa, CA

Starr will be performing at The Solo Piano Radio Awards Jan. 25 in Costa Mesa, CA

Whisperings Solo Piano Awards
Jan. 25, 2015 – 3:00pm

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Starr will be joining other former and current honorees and be performing live at the solopianoradio.com/Whisperings Solo Piano Awards concert.

Where: Avenue of the Arts Hotel (Grand Ballroom), 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. (Just 3 convenient miles from Orange County Airport)

Tickets available here:
http://www.solopianoawards.com/

JUST IN!!!
There will be a live broadcast on WhisperingsLive.com
So if you can’t make it to the concert you can hear it live at WhisperingsLive.com

(There will be a small $1 charge for the LIVE broadcast)

Feature Article on The Marriage Of Music & Art (and our contribution to the Laguna Festival Of Arts – Pageant Of The Masters)

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A Marriage Made at the Pageant of the Masters

Once again this summer, as dark settles into the Irvine Bowl, home of the Pageant of the Masters, rapt audiences will be mesmerized by tableaux vivants, living pictures in the truest sense of the word.

This year it’s The Art Detective, a thriller created by Diane (Dee) Challis Davy and featuring a script written by Dan Duling. There’ll be reference to art thefts and archeological treasures spirited from ancient civilizations. Art sleuths will train their magnifying glasses on who-done-its involving art and mysteries surrounding figures such as Édouard Manet’s muse, model and fellow artist Victorine Meurent.

“We will delve into art thefts during World War II, Howard Carter and his discovery of King Tut’s tomb and David Hockney’s Secret Knowledge, an exploration of the little-known drawing and painting methods of Dutch and Flemish masters,” says Davy. She also mentions movie posters, a portrait of Charles Dickens, the infamous Jekyll and Hyde and a statue of Sherlock Holmes.

The curtain will rise, the pit orchestra begin to play and the narrator break into his spiel. But first let’s shine a light on how Bill Liston composed the music for Rembrandt’s Night Watch and Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair (a married couple who work collaboratively) wrote just the right music to accompany The Heist, a reenactment of the infamous 1990 robbery at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum…….

you can read the rest here:

http://lagunabeachartmagazine.com/hidden/current-issue/486-music-and-art

We’ll be attending the Solo Piano Radio awards – Jan. 25 in Costa Mesa, CA

It’s great to see Solo Piano Radio bring it’s annual awards ceremony and dinner to Costa Mesa.

This event is currently open to the public, it may sellout soon and it looks like it will be a lot of fun!

Starr was the first ever to win this award in 2008 with her CD “Common Places” and we both look forward to attending both events.

There’s more info on how you can get tickets at SoloPianoAwards.com.

Hope to see you there!