A caprice may be deeper than we think on Now Is the Time, Saturday, July 18th at 9 pm. Jeremy Gill’s just-released Capriccio with the Parker String Quartet is, at first glance, a series of technical exercises. But the pizzicatos, slides, duets, trios, and sound-painting are only the vehicles for deep music-making. We have time on the show for most, but not all of, Capriccio, and it’s an exhilarating ride.
Karim Al-Zand begins the program with a tasty Fanfare, in itself a trio of duos, for the six trumpets of Tromba Mundi. The percussion quartet calling itself ensemble, et al. performs Clock-watching Isn’t Waiting, one of a handful of attractive pieces the group composed together for its recent CD present point passed.
Karim Al-Zand: Fanfare
ensemble, et al.: Clock-watching Isn’t Waiting
Jeremy Gill: Capriccio, excerpts
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