Composer Collective Concert – Starr Parodi with Danny Elfman, Lolita Ritmanis & Harry Gregson Williams

Composer Collective Concert

Composer Collective

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum

Topanga, CA

Saturday September 28, 2018 – 8:00pm

I’m really looking forward to performing some of my music arranged for piano and string quintet at this very special concert.

Callaghan will be joining me as a guest for a performance of our song “Broken” as well. So honored to be included with such artistic and creative company.

Featured Artist, Danny Elfman will also be premiering a new work for Chamber Group.

Tix are available at this link https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=ce951c019b2d5209981e4e451542080a&t=tix

The Heart Of Frida – CD Release Concert – 8pm, Saturday October 1, 2016 The Moss Theater, Santa Monica

A Hardly Strictly Classical Concert:

Please join pianist/composer and Steinway artist, Starr Parodi with her friends, recording artist Louis Price (former lead vocalist of The Temptations), and amazing aerial artists The Steben Twins (formerly of Cirque du Soleil) for a night of adventurous music and aerial artistry – celebrating the Life and Art of Frida Kahlo.

Tickets:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/starr-parodi-the-heart-of-frida-concert-wthe-steben-twins-louis-price-tickets-27418466371?aff=ehomecard

With The Heart Of Frida, Starr takes us on journeys that explore neo-classical & new age genres and her inviting themes and improvisations reveal deeper insight and nuance with every listen. Oxford Press author & Keyboard Magazine reviewer, Mark Vail writes: “Starr Parodi is one of the most talented and passionate pianists and composers of the 21st century. Her lyrical piano lines and unique chord progressions take unexpected and eloquent turns that keep you enthralled in her music. Her precise and astounding touch is unequalled. With “The Heart Of Frida”, Starr has reaffirmed her position as one of my all-time favorite musicians.”

Kathy Parsons of MainlyPiano.com writes:”To say that I was mesmerized with her performance would be a huge understatement, so I wondered if that same magic would come across in the album – it does! Inspired by the life and art of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo…Wow! What an album! I give The Heart of Frida my highest recommendation! It is available from Amazon, iTunes, and CD Baby. Don’t miss it!”

“The Heart of Frida, is an enthralling musical tribute to Mexico’s favorite daughter, transcendental folk painter Frida Kahlo. Like Kahlo, Parodi’s music is vividly bright and brutally honest” – RJ Lannan, Zone Music Reporter

“piano music does not get much better than The Heart of Frida and I could not say it any more succinctly than that. This is clarity of vision and inspiration brought to your ears, heart and spirit through the fingers of Starr Parodi. Surely this recording will be receiving more accolades then I could possibly give it. If there is such a thing as musical perfection, then this is as close as it gets.” – Keith Hannaleck, New Age Music Reviews

8:00pm (doors open at 7:30) Saturday, October 1, 2016 at The Moss Theater – Presented at New Roads School at The Herb Alpert Educational Village.

Tickets: VIP Priority seating $15 advance (Priority seating, guaranteed admittance)

General seating – Free (NOT guaranteed admittance – first come, first serve)

Tickets:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/starr-parodi-the-heart-of-frida-concert-wthe-steben-twins-louis-price-tickets-27418466371?aff=ehomecard

Available Now – The Heart Of Frida

Starr Parodi – The Heart Of Frida

cinematic solo piano themes and improvisations

Brilliant new music from Starr Parodi inspired by the life and art of one of history’s most expressive and beloved artists – Frida Kahlo.

Frida was a muse, feminist, lover, survivor and painter who transformed her suffering into transcendental art. Now, her story and imagery are transported into a new dimension with Starr’s cinematic, imaginative and genre bending musical journey The Heart Of Frida. As with Starr’s “deeply passionate”* iconic “solo piano album of the year”** Common Places, Starr brings us daring new sonic adventures utilizing her unique ability to create breathtaking melodies, colors and shapes. She creates this music on her beloved and legendary 1928 Steinway grand that once made it’s home on the MGM scoring stage, and on which the Wizard of Oz was recorded.

With The Heart Of Frida, Starr takes us on journeys that explore neo-classical & new age genres and her inviting themes and improvisations reveal deeper insight and nuance with every listen. Oxford Press author & Keyboard Magazine reviewer, Mark Vail writes: “Starr Parodi is one of the most talented and passionate pianists and composers of the 21st century. Her lyrical piano lines and unique chord progressions take unexpected and eloquent turns that keep you enthralled in her music. Her precise and astounding touch is unequalled. With “The Heart Of Frida”, Starr has reaffirmed her position as one of my all-time favorite musicians.”

“To say that I was mesmerized with her performance would be a huge understatement, so I wondered if that same magic would come across in the album – it does! Inspired by the life and art of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, the album includes nine original tracks that began as improvisations and two covers of classic rock tunes that are given a truly original treatment. Starr’s debut album, Common Places, was named Album of the Year in 2008 by Whisperings Solo Piano Radio, and I have no doubt that The Heart of Frida will appear on many “best of” lists and awards for 2016 – including my own! This is masterful solo piano that is deeply expressive and emotional – compelling listening that reveals new sonic colors each time you hear it. Don’t let it disappear into background music – crank up the volume and let it envelop you in the beauty of true artistry. Yes, it’s that good!
Wow! What an album! I give The Heart of Frida my highest recommendation! It is available from Amazon, iTunes, and CD Baby. Don’t miss it!” – Kathy Parsons, Mainlypiano.com

“The Heart of Frida, is an enthralling musical tribute to Mexico’s favorite daughter, transcendental folk painter Frida Kahlo. Like Kahlo, Parodi’s music is vividly bright and brutally honest” – RJ Lannan, Zone Music Reporter

“Surely this recording will be receiving more accolades then I could possibly give it. If there is such a thing as musical perfection, then this is as close as it gets.” – Keith Hannaleck, New Age Music Reviews

Available at: iTunes, Bandcamp, CD Baby, Amazon

Stream at: Spotify, Pandora

 

Starr Parodi & Brooke Lizotte In Concert – Seattle

Saturday August 6, 2016 – At The Church – Seattle

Starr Parodi & Brooke Lizotte
“Stories in Full Color”
At The Church, on Capitol Hill
Saturday, August 6th, 2016
Door: 7:30pm
Show: 8:00pm
All ages
Tickets: $22 (reserve online, or purchase at the door night of show)
Ticket info: http://storiesinfullcolor.brownpapertickets.com
At The Church: 1300 East Olive Street, Seattle, 98122 (enter doors from 14th Ave Parking lot)

Starr in concert – Sat. Oct. 1 – Hardly Strictly Classical Series in Santa Monica

Starr invited to play Hardly Strictly Classical series

Starr will be performing in concert and celebrating the CD release of her Heart Of Frida at the beautiful Moss Theater in Santa Monica, CA. October 1, 2016.  Due to the great generosity of the Mandell Collection and their Hardly Strictly Classical series this show will be free to the public and tickets will be available soon.