New is the word of the day on Now Is the Time, Saturday, January 9th at 9 pm. David Ludwig set The New Colossus, the famous words by Emma Lazarus on the Statue of Liberty, after 9/11, and its timeless message always resonates. From David Starobin’s New Music with Guitar, Vol. 8 is the always smart and attractive music of Paul Lansky; we’ll hear his Partita. James Primosch gets down with “Daddy-O’s New Groove,” the last movement from his Sonata-Fantasia for piano and synthesizer, here played by the brilliant (and Grammy®-Award winning) Lambert Orkis.
Starobin returns as guitarist and composer with Three Places in New Rochelle, hearkening to the richness, humor, and tunefulness of Ives. William Bolcom exhibits, and Marc-André Hamelin elicits these same attributes in Book III of Twelve New Etudes for piano. Carson Cooman closes the program with a modern fuguing-tune, an apt choral bookend, The Welcome News.
David Ludwig: The New Colossus
Paul Lansky: Partita
James Primosch: Daddy-O’s New Groove
David Starobin: Three Places in New Rochelle
William Bolcom: Twelve New Etudes, Book III
Carson Cooman: The Welcome News
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