Brian Dykstra http://wrti.org en First Leaves of Spring http://wrti.org/post/first-leaves-spring <p>It is spring, finally, we hope, we really do, on <strong>Now Is the Time, Saturday, March 22nd at 9 pm</strong> at wrti.org and WRTI-HD2. It engenders all sorts of good thoughts as we consider <em>Circling Permutations</em>, a flute and double bass improvisation by Robert Ackerman, and a concert rag for piano, <em>Spring Beauties</em>, by Brian Dykstra. Always elegant, the music of Paul Chihara seems appropriate for our turn to the warmth; we’ll hear his <em>String Trio</em>.<br /><br />Avner Dorman brings along his <em>Azerbaijani Dance</em> for piano, and if you feel like a play on words, David Gunn’s always good for that, so a <em>Missing Inn March</em> could fit the bill this month. New music for old instruments symbolize a change of seasons; Will Ayton’s <em>Songs of the British Isles</em> is for the consort of viols, Parthenia. And in a similar vein, Dick Hensold breaks out his Northumbrian pipes for <em>First Leaves of Spring</em>.<br /> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:08:12 +0000 Kile Smith 7120 at http://wrti.org First Leaves of Spring Double Dance on Now Is the Time http://wrti.org/post/double-dance-now-time <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We connect through dance on <strong>Now Is the Time, Saturday, November 16th at 9 pm</strong>—our new time, every Saturday night at 9 on WRTI-HD2.<br /><br />Easley Blackwood sets the stage with a <em>Rondo Caprice for Flute and Guitar</em>, then Mark Carlson keeps the guitar but switches to soprano saxophone in <em>Two Ballads</em>. Two rags by Brian Dykstra follow, <em>Nancita and Noelito</em> for pianists Nancy Roldán and Noel Lester, and then the <em>Umgawa Rag</em>, named for the trio who premiered it, alto saxophonist James Umble, pianist Carolyn Gadiel Warner, and violinist Stephen Warner.<br /><br />Chuck Holdeman straddles the two worlds of Baroque and new music with a lovely <em>Sonate en Trio</em>. Two worlds and two works sandwich the Holdeman music: from the CD <em>Double Dance: Classical &amp; Jazz Connections II</em> we hear Prelude VII and Prelude III of Bill Dobbins.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;">If you're new to&nbsp;</span><a data-mce-="" href="http://kilesmith.com/on-the-radio/now-is-the-time-2013/" style="color: rgb(33, 117, 155); outline: none; font-family: 'Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;" target="_blank"><strong style="outline: none;">Now Is the Time</strong></a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;">, just go to&nbsp;</span><a data-mce-="" href="http://wrti.org/" style="color: rgb(33, 117, 155); outline: none; font-family: 'Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;" target="_blank">wrti.org</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;">&nbsp;and click on the&nbsp;</span><a data-mce-="" href="http://wrti.org/" style="color: rgb(33, 117, 155); outline: none; font-family: 'Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;" target="_blank">Listen: Classical</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;">&nbsp;button at the top. Day or night, that brings you the classical stream, and at&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;">9 pm every Saturday</strong><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;">, you'll hear&nbsp;</span><a data-mce-="" href="http://kilesmith.com/on-the-radio/now-is-the-time-2013/" style="color: rgb(33, 117, 155); outline: none; font-family: 'Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;" target="_blank">Now Is the Time</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;">. In the Philadelphia area with an HD radio? Dial us up at 90.1 FM, HD2, or&nbsp;</span><a data-mce-="" href="http://wrti.org/wrti-coverage-map" style="color: rgb(33, 117, 155); outline: none; font-family: 'Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;" target="_blank">find all the frequencies here</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;">, depending on where you are, from the Shore to the Poconos to Harrisburg to Dover. Thanks for supporting American contemporary music on WRTI!</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 01:12:59 +0000 Kile Smith 6682 at http://wrti.org Double Dance on Now Is the Time