On June 17, 2009 duo parnas performed Brian Fennelly’s award-winning duo for violin and cello at the American Composers Alliance annual festival held at Symphony Space in New York City. The New York Times reported as follows:
Brian Fennelly's " 'Sigol' for Two " (2008), a violin and cello fantasy, tilts decisively toward neo-Romanticism, and in fact its passing glimpses of modernist acerbity sound more nostalgic than the arching melodies and playfully scampering figures that animate the score. The Duo Parnas (Madalyn Parnas, violinist, and her sister, Cicely Parnas, cellist) gave the piece an electrifying reading, couching it in a lush tone and executing its complex interplay with pinpoint precision.Mr. Fennelly wrote this piece for duo parnas, inspired by their performance of the Hofmann Double Concerto. To read the entire New York Times review and see the accompanying photo, click here .