Miniatures are big on Now Is the Time, Saturday, June 14th at 9 pm at wrti.org and WRTI-HD2. The Pastiche of John Biggs is a riot of tunes you already know, skillfully arranged, while Miniatures 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.
Dick Hensold comes along with another medley of peppy tunes for pipes, and we revisit John McDonald's music for violin, and his Four Single-Minded Miniatures. From Big Muddy, Patrick Beckman's Mississippi-inspired suite for clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, we finish the show with Natchez Hymn / Gigue.
John Biggs: Pastiche
Louis Anthony deLise: Miniatures
Harold Schiffman: Concertino for Oboe and Orchestra
Dick Hensold: Janette Gillis’s Fish Cakes / Lass of Carrie Mills / Riddrie / Troy Mac Gillivray / Mrs. J. Forbes
John McDonald: Four Single-Minded Miniatures
Patrick Beckman: Natchez Hymn / Gigue
Thanks for supporting American contemporary music on WRTI! Every Saturday night at 9 Eastern, Kile Smith brings you Now Is the Time, all styles of contemporary concert music by living American composers on WRTI's all-classical stream.