Now is the Time
Sat February 2, 2013
The Cresset Stone on Now is the Time
The violin takes on many guises on Now is the Time, Sunday, February 3rd at 10 pm. A “Fantasy for Violin” is what Michael Horvit calls his Daughters of Jerusalem. A concerto in all but name, it’s a passionate circling of texts from the Song of Solomon. She searches for her lover; she pleads; she despairs; she looks her friends in the eyes and asks them, What would you do?
Henri Lazarof’s Violin Concerto No. 3 is every bit a concerto, dramatic and expressionistic, and enjoys a powerful reading from violinist Christiane Edinger.
Welsh-born Hilary Tann has lived and taught in the U.S. for many years. The Cresset Stone takes its name from the hollowed-out rock holding oil for light in earlier times; such a stone in a cathedral inspired Tann’s work for solo violin, and includes a Gregorian Kyrie.
Henri Lazarof: Violin Concerto No. 3
Hilary Tann: The Cresset Stone
Michael Horvit: Daughters of Jerusalem
Every Sunday night at 10, Kile Smith brings you Now is the Time, all styles of contemporary concert music by living American composers on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org. Here are the recording details and complete schedule.