Daron Hagen http://wrti.org en Christmas Daybreak http://wrti.org/post/christmas-daybreak <p>It's faith of all kinds in the midst of Christmas on <strong>Now Is the Time, Saturday, December 28th at 9 pm</strong>—our new time, every Saturday night at 9 on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org. Daron Hagen uses choir and cello lovingly to explore traditional carols in new ways, with <em>Once in Royal David's City</em> and the <em>Sussex Carol</em>. Then, the sparkling Now Ensemble brings transformations to life in David Crowell's <em>Waiting in the Rain for Snow</em>.<br /> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:07:00 +0000 Kile Smith 6846 at http://wrti.org Christmas Daybreak Mischievous, Menacing, and Minuetting Dances http://wrti.org/post/mischievous-menacing-and-minuetting-dances <p>Mischievous, menacing, or minuetting, it's dancing on <strong>Now Is the Time, Saturday, December 7th at 9 pm</strong>—our new time, every Saturday night at 9 on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.<br /><br />From her CD <em>How She Danced</em> comes Elena Ruehr's String Quartet No. 4. It includes, as do her other quartets, a dance—in this case, a minuet—among the four movements. There is always much going on beneath the surface of her music, but whether it's mathematics or literature, what we always hear is a focus on beautiful sound. Saxophone and clarinet comprise the sounding beauties of Perry Goldstein's <em>Mischief</em>. It pirouettes, dips, and delights on its way, and is over before we know it. We want to hear more.<br /><br />Wanting more, desiring the other, and death are elements of opera; Daron Hagen brings them all together, to violent effect, in <em>Bandanna</em>, set on the U.S./Mexico border in the 1960s. Immigrants, law corrupted, and jealousy combine in this finely wrought yet roiling tragedy. We'll hear much of Act Two, where misunderstandings and machinations during a wedding dance propel the drama toward its conclusion.<br /><br />Next week: <strong>Now Is the Time</strong> Show #200!<br /> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:56:00 +0000 Kile Smith 6774 at http://wrti.org Mischievous, Menacing, and Minuetting Dances Wayfaring Stranger on Now is the Time http://wrti.org/post/wayfaring-stranger-now-time <p></p><p></p><p>We travel over different paths on <strong>Now is the Time, Sunday, November 18th at 10 pm</strong>. Sebastian Currier's <em>Static</em>, the 2007 Grawemeyer Award winner, illuminates the two meanings of the title, from stillness to electricity. Saxophonist and composer Mark Engebretson evokes fresh and engaging melodic inventions in <em>SaxMax</em>.</p><p></p><p>Daron Hagen walks us from grief to a bright land in the piano trio he calls <em>Wayfaring Stranger</em>.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:34:10 +0000 Kile Smith 4750 at http://wrti.org Wayfaring Stranger on Now is the Time Vera of Las Vegas http://wrti.org/post/vera-las-vegas <p>Coming up on <em>Now is the Time</em>...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.</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:26:28 +0000 Kile Smith 3726 at http://wrti.org Vera of Las Vegas