Jerome Kitzke en Passage Through a Dream <p>We dream our lives and live our dreams on <strong>Now Is the Time, Saturday, April 19th at 9 pm</strong> at and WRTI-HD2. Bright Sheng's romantic orchestral work <em>China Dreams</em> includes movements called The Stream Flows and The Three Gorges of the Long River. The tragedy of U.S. duplicity before and after the Battle of the Little Bighorn is the subject of <em>We Need to Dream All This Again</em>. Jerome Kitzke writes, "let's dance, and call it praying," as he honors the Native American building of a new life by dreaming that life.<br /><br />Clarinet and four-hand piano unfold through digital delay in the evocative <em>Passage Through a Dream</em> by Phillip Schroeder, and Zeitgeist closes out the show with the humorous and quirky <em>Getting Your Z's (Or Not)</em> by Janika Vandervelde.<br /> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:45:45 +0000 Kile Smith 7217 at Passage Through a Dream Time with the Family on Now Is the Time <p>It's fathers and sons, mothers, sisters, and a child on <strong>Now Is the Time, Saturday, January 11th at 9 pm Eastern</strong> on the all-classical stream at and WRTI-HD2. Jeremy Beck's String Quartet No. 2 has two movements—I. Fathers, and II. Sons—that regard affinity and opposition in warm and dramatic music. Jerome Kitzke bangs on a toy piano and chants wildly in <em>The Animist Child</em>, a passionate, beguiling work he wrote to celebrate a birth. In <em>Sacred Sisters</em>, Victoria Bond uses ancient chant to celebrate heroines of the Bible: Esther, Ruth, Judith.<br /><br />Marc Satterwhite looks at the tragedies visited by Chile's Pinochet regime on its citizens, by focusing on <em>The Widows of Calama</em>, who searched the Atacama Desert for the bodies of the missing. Originally for contrabassoon and piano, Satterwhite reworked it for bass clarinet, and the show closes with another wind instrument, the Northumbrian smallpipes. Dick Hensold, in his medley of dances that include <em>Dad's Fantastic! Jig</em>, always seems to walk that edge between poignancy and joy.<br /> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:20:13 +0000 Kile Smith 6889 at Time with the Family on Now Is the Time 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