Now Is the Time, 2017

New American classical music, Saturdays at 9 pm: That’s Now Is the Time. On WRTI-HD2 and on the all-classical stream at wrti.org, it’s all styles of concert music by living American composers. Discover what people are listening to all around the world, and tell me what you think! Here’s where to send CDs for broadcast consideration:

Kile Smith
WRTI-FM
1509 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 3rd Fl
Philadelphia PA 19121

Below is the complete schedule, and because you really wanted to know, here’s the theme music and how it was written.

audio https://kilesmith.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/nowisthetimetheme.mp3

(Click on the program title for a description, audio sample, and further links.)

11 Mar 2017. 254. Unseen Sounds
Robert Moran: Seven Sounds Unseen
Nicolas Scherzinger: Fractured Mirrors
Bright Sheng: The Singing Gobi Desert

4 Mar 2017. 253. Tango Nuevo
Michael Kurth: Mean Old Pony Tango
Adrienne Albert: L.A. Tango Nuevo
Robert Elkjer: En-tango-ed
James Adler: Twisted Tango
Ingrid Arauco: Divertimento
Kenneth Froelich: Clockwork Automata
Jeremy Cohen: Tanguori

25 Feb 2017. 252. Available Forms
Paul Moravec: Piano Quintet
John Hodian: MMU-14

18 Feb 2017. 276. Overtures, Fanfares, Dances
Kenneth Fuchs: On Silver Wings
John Corigliano: Gazebo Dances, Overture
Daron Hagen: Concerto for Brass Quintet
John Corigliano: Antiphon
Eric Whitacre: Her Sacred Spirit Soars
Kenneth Fuchs: Discover the Wild
John Corigliano: Fanfares to Music

11 Feb 2017. 250. Women at the Cross
James Primosch: Holy the Firm
Curt Cacioppo: Women at the Cross

4 Feb 2017. 248. Elusive Dreams
Daron Hagen: Much Ado
JG Thirlwell: 10 Ton Shadow
Steven Stucky: Whispers
Lewis Spratlan: Apollo and Daphne Variations
Carleton Macy: Elusive Dreams

28 Jan 2017. 247. Many Times
Rudy Davenport: Seven Innocent Dances
Paul Chihara: Bagatelles (Twice Seven Haiku for Piano)
David Bixler: Heptagon
Joel Chadabe: Many Times Esther
Lucas Ligeti: Triangulation

14 Jan 2017. 275. Ironworks
Steve Bowman: Pinches
David Dzubay: Brass Quintet No. 1
John Coltrane, arr. Dave Liebman: Dear Lord
Paul A. Epstein: 72: 7/11/13
Bora Yoon: Weights & Balances
Frank Lynn Payne: Quartet for Tubas
Joseph Bertolozzi: Ironworks

10 Jan 2017. 246. Three of a Kind
Brian Belet: Drei Kinderstücke
John Corigliano: Three Irish Folksong Settings
David Bennett Thomas: Three Pieces for Clarinet and Piano
Evan Chambers: Three Tannahill Songs
Lera Auerbach: Trio
Fred Sturm: Picasso Cubed