Curt Cacioppo en Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. <p>We reflect on a legacy of greatness on <strong>Now Is the Time, Saturday, January 18th at 9 pm</strong> Eastern on the all-classical stream at and WRTI-HD2. Yehudi Menuhin said this: "I look to music to bind and heal. I think the musician can be a trusted object, offering his fellow men solace, but also a reminder of human excellence. I believe as strongly as ever that our finite world turns on finite individual efforts to embody an ideal."<br /><br />Steven Gerber's <em>Spirituals</em> for strings and Curt Cacioppo's <em>Contrapuntal Fantasy on John Newton's "Amazing Grace"</em> for piano spin the teardrop crystals of an American heritage in the sunlight of varied compositional languages. Leslie Adams sets African-American poets, including Langston Hughes, in <em>Nightsongs</em>. And in <em>Stèle</em> for solo violin, Karel Husa pays tribute to Menuhin, whose greatness went beyond music. Each of these works points us to ideals beyond our finite selves, something Martin Luther King, Jr. reminds us of whenever we remember his legacy.<br /> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:11:06 +0000 Kile Smith 6916 at Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. In Bone-Colored Light on Now Is the Time <p>Stark contrasts play against each other on <strong>Now Is the Time, Sunday, August 11th at 10 pm</strong>. Zeitgeist performs <em>In Bone-Colored Light</em>, Jerome Kitzke's illumination of a late afternoon in an American landscape. Gabriela Lena Frank opens up the Indian and Spanish cultures of Peru for "Holy Mary, let's go dance," or <em>Ccollanan Maria</em>, a sighing, gospel-inflected work sung by San Francisco's Volti.<br><br>Maggi Payne finds music in sounds from the environment, processes them electronically, and attractive surprises result in <em>System Test (Fire and Ice)</em>. And from Curt Cacioppo's recent CD <em>Italia</em>, Network for New Music performs <em>Colomba Scarlatta della Libia</em>, or <em>Red Dove of Libya</em>, a bubbling work of shadow and light.<br> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 02:56:22 +0000 Kile Smith 6318 at In Bone-Colored Light on Now Is the Time The Crossing on ENCORE! <p>On Sunday, May 27th, from 3 to 5 pm, THE CROSSING choir will be on the air - bringing you the first concert in their 2012 Month of Moderns summer festival.</p><p>Donald Nally leads the acclaimed virtuoso choir in <em>Vermillion Vespers</em>, a new work by Haverford College Professor of Music Curt Cacioppo. It&#39;s a significant addition to&nbsp;the limited&nbsp;repertoire of concert-length works&nbsp;for choir and organ.</p><p><strong>Complete Program:</strong></p> Sun, 27 May 2012 12:03:30 +0000 Jack Moore 3892 at The Crossing on ENCORE!