Andy Teirstein en The Ides of March <p>Julius Caesar had better watch his back on <strong>Now Is the Time, Saturday, March 15th at 9 pm at and WRTI-HD2</strong>. Brutus doesn't show up, but look out for the <em>Silver Dagger</em> of Stacy Garrop, an Appalachian somebody-done-somebody-wrong song. Eric Moe channels comic-book philosophy of "they said it couldn't be done" in <em>Dead Elf Tugboat</em>, and Andy Teirstein throws a bright light on fate with the narrated drama <em>The Shooting of Dan McGrew</em>.<br /><br />Michael Daugherty's <em>Dead Elvis</em> romps through one corner of pop culture, and Dan Visconti's <em>Lawless Airs</em> through another, with a violin accompanied by a harp sounding like a broken guitar played by a cowboy. The percussion quartet ensemble, et al. cautions with <em>No Matter How Fast You Run Today, you will Never Catch up to Tomorrow</em>, Joshua Rosenblum offers a tonic to the Ides with <em>Forward March</em>, and Mark Zuckerman clears the air of fate with the canon, <em>Grant Us Peace</em>.<br /> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 04:17:13 +0000 Kile Smith 7094 at The Ides of March Turn Me Loose on Now Is the Time <p>There&#39;s the unlikeliest motion on <strong>Now Is the Time, Sunday, October 6th at 10 pm</strong>. Kristjan Järvi conducts a live, rip-snortin&#39; <em>Roadrunner</em>, a movement from the Chamber Symphony of John Adams. Singer-songwriter Gillian Welch&#39;s dark-edged Americana is on beautiful display in <em>My Morphine</em>, especially in this atomized arrangement by William Anderson of the Anderson-Fader guitar duo.<br /><br />That leads nicely into the saxophone-and-piano <em>Sleep Without Dreams</em>, a lyrical work of Michael Jon Fink, and Dmitri Tymoczko&#39;s early string quartet <em>This Picture Seems to Move</em>. Andy Teirstein somehow combines into a piano trio Old West saloonery and the ecstatic mysticism of the dancing Rebbe, Baal Shem Tov, in <em>Turn Me Loose</em>.<br /><br />Finally, for solo piano, is Terry Riley&#39;s answer to Sarah Cahill&#39;s request for music about either war or peace. He was &quot;noodling around&quot; on the piano one night, and his grandchildren asked him to keep playing this one bit. He did; it became <em>Be Kind to One Another (Rag)</em>.<br /> Sun, 06 Oct 2013 21:03:56 +0000 Kile Smith 6540 at Turn Me Loose on Now Is the Time