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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December 21, 2013

9:01 PM
Three Carols for Wintertide
Artist : Scott Detra
Album : Christmas Daybreak
Composer : Benjamin C. S. Boyle
Conductor : Donald Nally
Orchestra : The Crossing
Instrument : Levi Hernandez
Label : Innova
9:11 PM
For Nothing
Artist : Karen Clark
Album : On Cold Mountain
Composer : Fred Frith
Label : Innova
9:23 PM
Winter Spirits
Artist : Laurel Zucker
Album : Native American Stories in Classical Flute Music
Composer : Katherine Hoover
Label : Cantilena
9:29 PM
Symphony No. 1
Artist : Steven R. Gerber
Album : Steven R. Gerber: Symphony No. 1
Composer : Steven R. Gerber
Label : Chandos
9:54 PM
Winter Solace
Artist : Douglas Masek
Album : Saxophone Alternative
Composer : Adrienne Albert
Label : Centaur


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.