John Harbison http://wrti.org en How Sweet The Sound: John Harbison's Music Inspires Philadelphia Composers http://wrti.org/post/how-sweet-sound-john-harbisons-music-inspires-philadelphia-composers <p></p><p><strong>Network For New Music, </strong>the award-winning new music ensemble and organization based in Philadelphia, looks at the music of the eclectic composer and pianist John Harbison at concerts and workshops from April 4 to 6, featuring music inspired by jazz, poetry, and American popular song.</p><p>http://youtu.be/Icd047CxPak</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:43:40 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 7153 at http://wrti.org How Sweet The Sound: John Harbison's Music Inspires Philadelphia Composers A Kennedy Portrait http://wrti.org/post/kennedy-portrait <p>It's an elegiac walk among portraits, surrounding the remembrance of JFK on <strong>Now Is the Time, Saturday, November 23rd at 9 pm</strong>—our new time, every Saturday night at 9 on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.<br /><br />In <em>Gallery</em> for solo cello, Robert Muczynski takes us past paintings, similar to the how&nbsp;Mussorgsky does in&nbsp;<em>Pictures at an Exhibition</em>. <em>A Kennedy Portrait</em> for narrator and orchestra uses the words of President Kennedy and also some from the composer, William Kraft, in this work of exhilaration and hope.<br /><br />From the CD <em>Portraits &amp; Elegies</em> is Philip Lasser's <em>Vocalise</em>, poignant music for violin and piano. Returning to the single cello, Andrew Waggoner's <em>Le Nom (Upperline)</em> is a beautiful reminiscence of his hometown of New Orleans both before and after Hurricane Katrina. John Harbison walks us again through a gallery, but <em>Six American Painters</em> is more about the artists themselves—including Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer—rather than their work.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.714285714rem; line-height: 1.714285714; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">If you're new to&nbsp;<a data-mce-="" href="http://kilesmith.com/on-the-radio/now-is-the-time-2013/" style="color: rgb(33, 117, 155); outline: none;" target="_blank"><strong style="outline: none;">Now Is the Time</strong></a>, just go to&nbsp;<a data-mce-="" href="http://wrti.org/" style="color: rgb(33, 117, 155); outline: none;" target="_blank">wrti.org</a>&nbsp;and click on the&nbsp;<a data-mce-="" href="http://wrti.org/" style="color: rgb(33, 117, 155); outline: none;" target="_blank">Listen: Classical</a>&nbsp;button at the top. Day or night, that brings you the classical stream, and at&nbsp;<strong>9 pm every Saturday</strong>, you'll hear&nbsp;<a data-mce-="" href="http://kilesmith.com/on-the-radio/now-is-the-time-2013/" style="color: rgb(33, 117, 155); outline: none;" target="_blank">Now Is the Time</a>. In the Philadelphia area with an HD radio? Dial us up at 90.1 FM, HD2, or&nbsp;<a data-mce-="" href="http://wrti.org/wrti-coverage-map" style="color: rgb(33, 117, 155); outline: none;" target="_blank">find all the frequencies here</a>, depending on where you are, from the Shore to the Poconos to Harrisburg to Dover. Thanks for supporting American contemporary music on WRTI!</p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:54:44 +0000 Kile Smith 6718 at http://wrti.org A Kennedy Portrait