Now is the Time

Saturday, 9 to 10 pm on HD-2 and the Classical Stream

Contemporary American music is being recorded all the time, and Now is the Time to take a listen and explore the music of American composers today. All types...all styles...listen to contemporary American music every Sunday night with host and composer Kile Smith.

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September 15, 2013

10:02 PM
Tango Toscana
Artist : Jeremy Cohen
Album : Five by Four
Composer : Jeremy Cohen
Label : Violinjazz
10:06 PM
Are There Clouds in India?
Artist : Rudresh Mahanthappa
Album : The NYFA Collection
Composer : Rudresh Mahanthappa
Label : Innova
10:14 PM
Scenes for Viola and Percussion
Artist : Kathryn Lockwood
Album : A Different World
Composer : John Patitucci
Label : Innova
10:25 PM
Bill’s Song
Artist : Linda Robbins Coleman
Album : Rags to Riches
Composer : Linda Robbins Coleman
Label : Coleman
10:29 PM
Artist : Laura Kahle
Album : The NYFA Collection
Composer : Laura Kahle
Label : Innova
10:34 PM
Pipe Dream
Artist : Howard Prince
Album : The NYFA Collection
Composer : Howard Prince
Label : Innova
10:41 PM
Second Sonata, for VIolin and Piano
Artist : Renata Artman Knific
Album : William Bolcom: Works for Violin and Piano
Composer : William Bolcom
Label : Innova


Now is the Time
11:14 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Fiddling on Now is the Time

Composer Andy Teirstein

Violin, viola, cello, and even a double bass getting busy. Joshua Bell makes an appearance on Sunday, June 10th at 10 pm on the all-classical stream and WRTI HD-2.

Dylan Mattingly: Lighthouse (Refugee Music by a Pacific Expatriate)
John Musto: Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano
Dennis Bathory-Kitsz: Northsea Balletic Spicebush
James Aikman: Sonata No. 1, for Violin and Piano
Andy Teirstein: Maramures

Now is the Time
5:59 am
Sun June 3, 2012

Night Time on Now is the Time

It's music of night and longing, with works by internationally known composers, and a lovely orchestral piece from Philadelphia composer Juliette Stango, on Sunday, June 3rd at 10 pm on the all-classical stream and WRTI HD-2.

Now is the Time
12:09 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Bernard Rands on Now is the Time

Bernard Rands' NOW AGAIN

It's the music of Bernard Rands, performed by Philadelphia's premiere new music ensemble, Network for New Music on Sunday, May 27th at 10 pm on the classical stream and HD-2. The composer also came by the studio for a wide-ranging interview with WRTI's Kile Smith.

Bernard Rands: now again—fragments from Sappho
Rands: Scherzi
Rands interview with Kile Smith

MAD MEN, Music from the Original Soundtrack
4:46 pm
Sat April 28, 2012

Kile Smith Recommends...MAD MEN, Original Soundtrack from the TV Series

Matthew Weiner, the creator of the hugely popular TV series Mad Men - now in its fifth season - works very hard at going beneath the surface to capture the look of the 1960s, from company logo typefaces to office equipment tints to the shine in a pair of trousers. Mad Men composer David Carbonara labors just as much on the show's music to express that era; he’s a composer of acutely original pieces.


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Now is the Time
3:26 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Vera of Las Vegas

Coming up on Now is the Time...Recent opera by Daron Hagen, commissioned by University of Nevada Las Vegas. This Sunday, April 1st at 10 pm on HD-2 and the classical stream.