The Cresset Stone on Now is the Time

fire flamesThe violin takes on many guises on Now is the Time, Sunday, February 3rd at 10 pm. A “Fantasy for Violin” is what Michael Horvit calls his Daughters of Jerusalem. A concerto in all but name, it’s a passionate circling of texts from the Song of Solomon. She searches for her lover; she pleads; she despairs; she looks her friends in the eyes and asks them, What would you do?

Henri Lazarof’s Violin Concerto No. 3 is every bit a concerto, dramatic and expressionistic, and enjoys a powerful reading from violinist Christiane Edinger.

Welsh-born Hilary Tann has lived and taught in the U.S. for many years. The Cresset Stone takes its name from the hollowed-out rock holding oil for light in earlier times; such a stone in a cathedral inspired Tann’s work for solo violin, and includes a Gregorian Kyrie.

from Hilary Tann: The Cresset Stone 

PROGRAM:
Henri Lazarof: Violin Concerto No. 3
Hilary Tann: The Cresset Stone
Michael Horvit: Daughters of Jerusalem

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.

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