Patrick Beckman http://wrti.org en Miniatures on Now Is the Time http://wrti.org/post/miniatures-now-time <p>Miniatures are big on <strong>Now Is the Time, Saturday, June 14th at 9 pm</strong> at wrti.org and WRTI-HD2. The <em>Pastiche</em> of John Biggs is a riot of tunes you already know, skillfully arranged, while <em>Miniatures</em> are original offerings from Louis Anthony deLise's brand-new CD for flute and piano. A concertino is a small concerto, but Harold Schiffman's, for oboe, is the biggest work on the program and a lyrical treat.<br /> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 20:38:31 +0000 Kile Smith 7408 at http://wrti.org Miniatures on Now Is the Time Sound Moves Blues on Now Is the Time http://wrti.org/post/sound-moves-blues-now-time <p>We move beyond autumnal blues, should we have them, on <strong>Now Is the Time, Sunday, September 29th at 10 pm</strong>. Saxophone, clarinet, and piano turn up the heat in Robert Aldridge&#39;s <em>Sound Moves Blues</em>, while Patrick Beckman honors blues tradition on the piano in <em>Blues</em>. Laos, Greece, Bolivia, Bulgaria, and the Tuskegee Institute&#39;s Gospel sound all inform Matthew Davidson&#39;s wide-ranging <em>Etudes for Piano, Book 1</em>.<br /><br />Lisa Bielawa calls forth text of Jeremiah in her elegiac <em>Lamentations for a city</em>, a muted but compelling work for chorus and English horn. And then Philadelphia&#39;s Paul Epstein works through Isolation, Rapport, and Threnody in <em>Three Sonnets</em>, on words sent to him by a poet who heard his music. How lovely for that to happen, and what warm and tender songs these are, on this cusp of autumn.<br /> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 01:44:39 +0000 Kile Smith 6507 at http://wrti.org Sound Moves Blues on Now Is the Time