Now is the Time

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Contemporary American music is being recorded all the time, and Now is the Time to take a listen and explore the music of American composers today with host and composer Kile Smith.

String Divisions on Now is the Time

Jul 14, 2012

With divisions, collaborations, and repetitions of strings, you'll hear the spice of Antoniou, the romance of Baksa, and the transparency of Glass. It’s American contemporary music on WRTI HD-2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org on Now is the Time, Sunday, July 15th, 10 to 11 pm. 

PROGRAM:
Theodore Antoniou. Suite for Violin and Harpsichord
Robert Baksa. Nonet for Winds and Strings
Philip Glass. String Quartet No. 5

The Wider View on Now is the Time

Jul 8, 2012

It’s burning out there, so cool down and take a wider view on Now is the Time, Sunday, July 8th at 10 pm. It’s American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.

Program:
David Snow: Winter


Wendy Mae Chambers: Organism from Symphony of the Universe


H. Leslie Adams: The Wider View

Carson Cooman writes music as naturally as anyone I’ve heard. The number of his works is already approaching 1,000 for this just barely 30 composer, and represents every form, even multiple symphonies and operas. In addition to composing he is an excellent organist who frequently performs new music, and between editing organ and hymn music he is Composer in Residence for The Memorial Church, Harvard University.

Fracta on Now is the Time

Jun 21, 2012

Exotic sounds are broken, chanted, and spun on Now is the Time.

 Philadelphia-area composers Michael Hersch and Aaron Jay Kernis always intrigue, Pat Muchmore scalds with post-modern electric guitar, and Michael Ellison infuses Qu’ranic recitation with spectral wonder.

PROGRAM:

Elif - Michael Ellison

Fracta - Michael Hersch

Broken Aphorism 10 - Pat Muchmore

Ecstatic Meditations - Aaron Jay Kernis

Al Gharaniq—Fracture IV - Pat Muchmore

Harp and Harpsichord on Now is the Time

Jun 14, 2012

Strings will be plucked on Sunday, June 17th at 10 pm on the all-classical stream and WRTI HD-2.


PROGRAM:
Peter Child: Fantasia
Dinos Constantinides: Landscape VI—Rhapsody for Harp and Strings
Harold Boatrite: Suite for Harpsichord
Harold Meltzer: Virginal
James Hartway: Detours

Fiddling on Now is the Time

Jun 8, 2012

Violin, viola, cello, and even a double bass getting busy. Joshua Bell makes an appearance on Sunday, June 10th at 10 pm on the all-classical stream and WRTI HD-2.



PROGRAM:
Dylan Mattingly: Lighthouse (Refugee Music by a Pacific Expatriate)
John Musto: Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano
Dennis Bathory-Kitsz: Northsea Balletic Spicebush
James Aikman: Sonata No. 1, for Violin and Piano
Andy Teirstein: Maramures

Night Time on Now is the Time

Jun 3, 2012

It's music of night and longing, with works by internationally known composers, and a lovely orchestral piece from Philadelphia composer Juliette Stango, on Sunday, June 3rd at 10 pm on the all-classical stream and WRTI HD-2.

Bernard Rands on Now is the Time

May 24, 2012

It's the music of Bernard Rands, performed by Philadelphia's premiere new music ensemble, Network for New Music on Sunday, May 27th at 10 pm on the classical stream and HD-2. The composer also came by the studio for a wide-ranging interview with WRTI's Kile Smith.

PROGRAM:
Bernard Rands: now again—fragments from Sappho
Rands: Scherzi
Rands interview with Kile Smith
 

Vera of Las Vegas

Mar 30, 2012

Coming up on Now is the Time...Recent opera by Daron Hagen, commissioned by University of Nevada Las Vegas. This Sunday, April 1st at 10 pm on HD-2 and the classical stream.

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