05-18-19 The Story of Handel’s Water Music - WCRI’s Classical Kids Hour

May 20th, 2019

In this weeks WCRI Classical Kids Hour hosts Jamie & Pamela invite you to join them as they listen to The Story of Handel's Water Music. Handel wrote his Water Music for King George of England, who was also his boss when he was a court composer in Germany. The party at which it was played took place on a river and lasted all night. 

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05-19-19 Summer Winds - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

May 20th, 2019

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and The Newport Music Festivals Executive Director Pamela Pantos continue to preview the Newport Music Festival 2019 Season. In today's show they discuss the Summer Winds concert at The Breakers on Tuesday, July 16 @ 8:00 pm. Arnold Bax was a wonderful pianist but loved writing poetry and composing. He spent a great deal of time in Ireland and made deep friendships. In the 1916 Easter Uprising, several of these friends were brutally executed. The Elegiac Trio composed that Spring was written as a memorial. Beautifully tranquil and dreamlike in nature, it is a gorgeous homage to those whom he loved. For more information on the Newport Music Festival or to purchase tickets to one of their concerts visit newportmusic.org or call 401-849-0700.

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05-17-19 Gospel & Brubeck - Jazz After Dinner

May 20th, 2019

Jazz After Dinner promotes the Gospel and Brubeck event taking place on June 1st in Cranston.

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05-11-19 Mr. Bach Comes to Call - WCRI’s Classical Kids Hour

May 14th, 2019

In this weeks WCRI Classical Kids Hour hosts Jamie & Pamela invite you to join them as they listen to Mr. Bach Comes to Call. This recording tells the story of Bach's life, his trials and successes, his family life and court experiences, told through the eyes of “Mr. Bach”. The story is beautifully interwoven with Bach's best-loved music including a rich array of Brandenburg concertos, cantatas, orchestral suites. The account begins with a little girl resisting practicing the piano, until Mr. Bach comes to call and she realizes the value of music it is and the satisfaction of plenty of practice. Support Classical Kids by visiting Classical Kids Music Education

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05-15-19 Providence Singers - Conducting Conversations

May 14th, 2019

The Providence Singers, is the subject of this week's program, with Michael Galib, Assistant Director. We talk about their upcoming concerts, and listen to some of the music from the program being presented on May 18 in Cranston, and May 19 in Bristol. For more information call 401-751-5700, or go to www.providencesingers.org​

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05-11-19 New England Science & Sailing Foundation - The 95.9 Company Break

May 14th, 2019

This week on The 95.9 Company Break Mike talks with Assistant Sailing Director Cali Cika and Associate Director of Communications Caroline Knowles of the New England Science & Sailing Foundation. New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is an ocean adventure nonprofit that provides STEM-based education programs, on and off the water, for students from all walks of life. NESS uses sailing, marine science, powerboating, and adventure sports as teaching platforms. We engage everyone in experiential learning that builds confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills vital to their futures. For more information pleas call (860) 535-9362 or visit nessf.org

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05-12-19 The Omer Quartet - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

May 14th, 2019

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and The Newport Music Festivals Executive Director Pamela Pantos continue to preview the Newport Music Festival 2019 Season. In today's show they discuss a group that's distinctive among today’s young string quartets, the Omer Quartet. They have won First Prize in the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and holds the Helen F. Whitaker Chamber Music Chair of YCA. It makes debuts during the 2018-2019 season in the Peter Jay Sharp Concert of YCA in New York at Merkin Concert Hall, and in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center. The Omer Quartet will perform Saturday May 18th at 7PM at the Newport Art Museum. For more information on the Newport Music Festival or to purchase tickets to one of their concerts visit newportmusic.org or call 401-849-0700.

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05-12-19 Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra - Conducting Conversations

May 13th, 2019

The Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra is the subject of this week's program with Bruce Goldstein, President and Kristo Kondakci, Guest Conductor. We talk about their upcoming concert and listen to the music from the program being presented on Sunday, May 19th at 3:00 PM at McVinney Auditorium. For more information you can call (401) 274-4578 or go to www.nabsco.org​

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