Mythology on Now Is the Time

Tantalus480It’s three views of mythology on Now Is the Time, Sunday, May 26th at 10 pm. Robert Lombardo brings the sound of the mandolin to the string orchestra with a fascinating result in Orpheus and the Maenads, and Richard Stoltzman brings his clarinet to the music of Jonathan Sacks, whose Portals re-imagines Bacchus and ancient rituals.

Maurice Wright’s Mythology is a cycle of songs considering the myths of Orpheus, Lethe, Tantalus (detail from the Bernard Picart engraving, left), and Medusa, the music swimming in poignant lyricism.

from Robert Lombardo: Orpheus and the Maenads 

PROGRAM:
Jonathan Sacks: Portals
Maurice Wright: Mythology
Robert Lombardo: Orpheus and the Maenads

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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