Alan Schmitz
Newton D. Strandberg
Kim Halliday
Mary Ann Joyce-Walter
Herbert Deutsch
Mark Vigil
Franz Schubert
Rachel Lee Guthrie
Walter Ross
Andrew May
Mel Mobley
Amos Elkana
Alex Lubet
Richard Cornell
Marga Richter
Bruce Mahin
Gregory Hall
Elaine Huckle
Release Date: January 13, 2015

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Ravello Records announces the second installment of its compilation series, VANGUARDS VOL. 2, presenting a deep cross-section of the label's contemporary and eclectic catalog. The album features performances by the London Symphony Orchestra, pianist Gregory Hall, the McCormick Percussion Group, mezzo-soprano Elaine Huckle, the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Musica Viva, guitarist Alex Lubet, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and many more in works by contemporary composers including Mary Ann Joyce-Walter, Herbert Deutsch, Walter Ross, Rachel Lee Guthrie, Mark Vigil, Kim Halliday, Andrew May, Mel Mobley, Marga Richter, and others.

Since its launch in 2008, the Ravello label has established a reputation as a strong advocate for new and innovative music and artists, being hailed for "shedding light on the wealth of great present day classical composers" (babysue). From traditional and folk-inspired works to electroacoustic, improvised, and atonal pieces, this collection covers a variety of styles, representing the diversity of contemporary music.

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