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Catching Light on Now Is the Time

Koeln-Hohe Domkirche St Peter und Maria-Zentrum des Chorobergadens mit Koenigsfenstern, by Mylius. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons

As the seasons change we look for light on Now Is the Time, Saturday, September 19th at 9 pm. In deep woods in a disappearing afternoon, a stream falls onto a rock and inspires Michael Colquhoun's percussion trio Talking Rocks. Honoring the visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia, we'll hear the Gloria from Roberto Sierra's Missa Latina “Pro Pace.” Andreas Delfs, the new director of the Temple University Orchestra, conducts on this recording.

"September" is one of the Hermann Hesse poems in the Four German Songs of Ursula Mamlok, and Jan Krzywicki conducts Network for New Music in his recent work Catching Light. It's from last season's live performance at Haverford College, and is exquisite.

Michael Colquhoun: Talking Rocks
Roberto Sierra: Gloria, from Missa Latina “Pro Pace”
Ursula Mamlok: Four German Songs
Jan Krzywicki: Catching Light

Every Saturday night at 9 Eastern, Kile Smith hosts Now Is the Time, all styles of contemporary concert music by living American composers on WRTI's all-classical stream.