Ethel en Smoke and Mirrors on Now Is the Time <p>Heat isn't all there is to summer on <strong>Now Is the Time, Sunday, July 21st at 10 pm</strong>. Gao Hong not only composed <em>Guangxi Impressions</em>, but also plays the pipa, or Chinese lute, on her work, along with the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet. It includes Summer Cicada and Celebrating the Harvest. Ronald Perera follows with <em>Five Summer Songs of Emily Dickinson</em>, looking at changing gardens, jostling winds, and reveries.<br><br>Two composer/guitarists round out the program. Van Stiefel always wondered why there weren't more violin/guitar duos in the literature, so he wrote one, <em>Smoke and Mirrors</em>, using violin with electric guitar. John King's <em>Lightning Slide</em> imagines blues for the string quartet Ethel. Its movements are Swing, Sweet, and Sweat: if heat isn't all there is to summer, sometimes it just seems that way.<br> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:08:20 +0000 Kile Smith 6214 at Smoke and Mirrors on Now Is the Time