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northamericanight480It’s different ways to say good night on Now Is the Time, Sunday, April 28th at 10 pm. Alex Freeman’s solo piano Night on the Prairies leads to a sextet in Jeremy Beck’s In Flight until Mysterious Night (and do we hear Steely Dan in there?). Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble then runs with the Night of the Flying Horses of Osvaldo Golijov.

Then, two quartets. Night Blossoms of Mary Jane Leach is a haiku for four singers, and the four string instruments of Kronos play Terry Riley’s long-breathed Cadenza on the Night Plain, out into that good night.

from Terry Riley: Cadenza on the Night Plain 

Alex Freeman: Night on the Prairies
Jeremy Beck: In Flight until Mysterious Night
Osvaldo Golijov: Night of the Flying Horses
Mary Jane Leach: Night Blossoms
Terry Riley: Cadenza on the Night Plain

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 Here are the recording details and complete schedule.

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