Matthew H. Fields http://wrti.org en Ancient Stories on Now Is the Time, June 30 http://wrti.org/post/ancient-stories-now-time-june-30 <p>Stories of suffering and joy define our culture on <strong>Now Is the Time, Sunday, June 30th at 10 pm</strong>. Elena Ruehr’s <em>Averno</em> sets the poetry of Pulitzer-winning Louise Glück, the 2003-04 U.S. Poet Laureate. The door to the underworld in Roman myth is at Lake Averno or Avernus. <em>Averno</em> the cantata explores cycles of death and growth in the story of Demeter’s daughter Persephone and her abduction by Hades.<br><br>Chelm in Poland is the venue for countless tales of Jewish humor, such as the man who leaves for a new city, gets turned around during the night, and walks back to his hometown thinking it’s a new place. There are three sections to <em>Sages of Chelm</em> by Matthew H. Fields; we’ll have time to hear the last. Following I. Khutzpah and II. Tsores (“Troubles”), we’ll listen to the happy resolution in Simchas, which means “Joy.”<br> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 01:42:06 +0000 Kile Smith 6136 at http://wrti.org Ancient Stories on Now Is the Time, June 30