It's as if we were all sent Valentines on Now is the Time, Sunday, February 10th at 10 pm. We're proud of all the music by women composers our show has aired since we began in 2008, but this program we've set aside for them and to some pieces that could be Valentines. Maybe.
It's not that we take anything for granted, as Annie Gosfield reminds us in Don't Bite the Hand That Feeds Back. Linda Robbins Coleman's piano rag is a Valentine to a dear member of the family, her beloved cat. The Syncopated Lady may be Carol Barnett or her pianist, Tomoko Deguchi. Valentine's Day is filled with flowers and poetry; Jasmine Flower is from Victoria Bond's CD Peculiar Plants, and Jennifer Higdon wrote String Poetic for the outstanding violinist Jennifer Koh.
Warming up the day is Anne LeBaron on harp, augmented, with Heat Wave 1, and Nicola Melville plays the searing Tango Gardél of Stacy Garrop.
Annie Gosfield: Don’t Bite the Hand That Feeds Back
Linda Robbins Coleman: Little PurrPetChewAll Poppet
Carol Barnett: Syncopated Lady
Victoria Bond: Jasmine Flower
Jennifer Higdon: String Poetic
Anne LeBaron: Heat Wave 1
Stacy Garrop: Tango Gardél
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.