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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Playlist

December 30, 2012

10:01 PM
Antares Rising
Artist : UCSC Wind Ensemble
Album : Monuments Emerge
Composer : Nicholas Vasallo
Label : Innova
10:08 PM
Scrooge
Artist : George Cordes
Album : Works for Chorus and Orchestra
Composer : Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Conductor : Thmas Sleeper
Orchestra : University of Miami Symphony Orchestra
Label : Albany
10:28 PM
New Year’s Eve
Artist : David Del Tredici
Album : Rapport
Composer : David Del Tredici
Label : Navona
10:33 PM
FIZZ
Artist : Maggie Payne
Album : Arctic Winds
Composer : Maggie Payne
Label : Innova
10:44 PM
Voices Rising
Artist : Robert Spring
Album : Complicated Optimism
Composer : Rodney
Conductor : Rogers
Label : ALbany
10:53 PM
Ranné vstávání (Early Rising)
Artist : Michele Frisch
Album : Bella Danza: Music of the Dance
Composer : Daniel Sturm
Label : CD Baby

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Now is the Time
10:01 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Cosmic Speculation on Now is the Time

Garden of Cosmic Speculation

Even though we’re in the dead of summer, let’s take an appreciative look at the world around us on Now is the Time, Sunday, July 29th at 10 pm. McClelland and Bathory-Kitsz sing from tradition and wryness, and an excerpt from Gandolfi’s symphony on a sculpture garden is counterpoised by Adler’s classical string orchestra work. It’s American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.

Now is the Time
10:46 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

Flute Moon on Now is the Time: July 22nd on HD-2

Whether the flute is light or dark, amiable or exotic, it's always lyrical. On Now is the Time, Sunday, July 22nd at 10 pm, we listen to flute music by William Bolcom, Elizabeth Brown, and Bright Sheng. It's American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.

PROGRAM:
William Bolcom: Lyric Concerto
Elizabeth Brown: Blue Minor
Bright Sheng: Flute Moon

Now is the Time
10:17 am
Sat July 14, 2012

String Divisions on Now is the Time

Philip Glass

With divisions, collaborations, and repetitions of strings, you'll hear the spice of Antoniou, the romance of Baksa, and the transparency of Glass. It’s American contemporary music on WRTI HD-2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org on Now is the Time, Sunday, July 15th, 10 to 11 pm. 

PROGRAM:
Theodore Antoniou. Suite for Violin and Harpsichord
Robert Baksa. Nonet for Winds and Strings
Philip Glass. String Quartet No. 5

Now is the Time
6:38 am
Sun July 8, 2012

The Wider View on Now is the Time

David Snow's WINTER

It’s burning out there, so cool down and take a wider view on Now is the Time, Sunday, July 8th at 10 pm. It’s American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.

Program:
David Snow: Winter


Wendy Mae Chambers: Organism from Symphony of the Universe


H. Leslie Adams: The Wider View

CD Selections
4:45 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Kile Smith Recommends: The Welcome News - Choral Music of Carson Cooman

The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman

Carson Cooman writes music as naturally as anyone I’ve heard. The number of his works is already approaching 1,000 for this just barely 30 composer, and represents every form, even multiple symphonies and operas. In addition to composing he is an excellent organist who frequently performs new music, and between editing organ and hymn music he is Composer in Residence for The Memorial Church, Harvard University.

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Now is the Time
3:31 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Fracta on Now is the Time

Kile Smith, Host of Now is the Time

Exotic sounds are broken, chanted, and spun on Now is the Time.

 Philadelphia-area composers Michael Hersch and Aaron Jay Kernis always intrigue, Pat Muchmore scalds with post-modern electric guitar, and Michael Ellison infuses Qu’ranic recitation with spectral wonder.

PROGRAM:

Elif - Michael Ellison

Fracta - Michael Hersch

Broken Aphorism 10 - Pat Muchmore

Ecstatic Meditations - Aaron Jay Kernis

Al Gharaniq—Fracture IV - Pat Muchmore

Now is the Time
7:58 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Harp and Harpsichord on Now is the Time

Strings will be plucked on Sunday, June 17th at 10 pm on the all-classical stream and WRTI HD-2.


PROGRAM:
Peter Child: Fantasia
Dinos Constantinides: Landscape VI—Rhapsody for Harp and Strings
Harold Boatrite: Suite for Harpsichord
Harold Meltzer: Virginal
James Hartway: Detours

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.



PROGRAM:
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.

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

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