12-07-19 Grasshopper And The Ant - WCRI’s Classical Kids Hour

December 10th, 2019

In this weeks WCRI Classical Kids Hour hosts Jamie Jones and the Newport Music Festivals Education & Outreach Coordinator Trevor Neal invite you to join them as they take a journey into The Grasshopper and the Ant. this story is number 373 out of Aesop’s Fables set to music by Jules Massenet. Now, this telling is different than the traditional setting of The Grasshopper and the Ant...listen and enjoy!

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12-08-19 German Composer Richard Wagner - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

December 10th, 2019

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and Newport Music Festival Executive Director Pamela Pantos discuss German composer Richard Wagner. Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is chiefly known for his operas (or, as some of his mature works were later known, "music dramas"). Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works. Initially establishing his reputation as a composer of works in the romantic vein of Carl Maria von Weber and Giacomo Meyerbeer, Wagner revolutionised opera through his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk ("total work of art"), by which he sought to synthesise the poetic, visual, musical and dramatic arts, with music subsidiary to drama. He described this vision in a series of essays published between 1849 and 1852. Wagner realised these ideas most fully in the first half of the four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). For more information on the Newport Music Festival, to purchase tickets to an upcoming concert or to make a donation please visit newportmusic.org or call 401-846-1133.

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12-07-19 Mystic Cycle Centre - The 95.9 Company Break

December 10th, 2019

This month on The 95.9 Company Break Mike talks with Rob Kapell owner of Mystic Cycle Centre. Mystic Cycle Centre is your friendly neighborhood bike shop since 1992. Located in Mystic, CT, they serve the eastern Connecticut and southern New England cycling community. They are your dealer for Trek (road, mountain & hybrids), Specialized (road, mountain and hybrids), Santa Cruz (mountain), Cervélo (road), Electra (cruisers), and Biria (folding) bicycles. They also carry Castelli, Pearl Izumi, Bontrager, and Specialized apparel. Their large stock of accessories and parts include brands such as: Shimano, SRAM, Maxxis, Garmin, Light in Motion, Camelbak, Tifosi, Darn Tough, and Osprey to name a few. Whether you’re most interested in hitting the trail, building endurance on pavement, getting the best of both worlds grinding gravel, or aiming to enjoy a leisurely spin to the beach, they have a bike bound to fit your needs. It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or an expert - their goal is to aid in your endless fun and adventure on two wheels. For more information call (860) 572-7433 or visit www.mysticcyclecentre.com

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12-06-19 Saxophonist Sonny Stitt - Jazz After Dinner

December 9th, 2019

This week Joe is featuring saxophonist Sonny Stitt from his 1997 32 Jazz Records recording "Endgame Brilliance". Originally released as two records "Constellation" and "Tune Up" on Muse Records in 1972.

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12-08-19 RI International Film Festival - Conducting Conversations

December 9th, 2019

This week The RI International Film Festival is the subject of the program with George T. Marshall, Executive Director. We talk about the great movie scores of 2019 and listen to some selections from this year's “Blockbuster” films that might be up for some awards. For more information you can call 401.861.4445 or go to www.film-festival.org​

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11-30-19 A Classical Storytime - WCRI’s Classical Kids Hour

December 2nd, 2019

In this weeks WCRI Classical Kids Hour hosts Jamie Jones and the Newport Music Festivals Education & Outreach Coordinator Trevor Neal invite you to join them as they take a journey into the world of fantasy. Two pieces written by well known composers with narration to go along with the music in the telling of two much loved children’s stories.

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12-01-19 A Musical Christmas 2019-Part II - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

December 2nd, 2019

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and Newport Music Festival Executive Director Pamela Pantos continue their discussion about A Musical Christmas which will be performed at Emmanuel Church Saturday, December 7 @ 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm. Join the Newport Music Festival for A Musical Christmas, a concert for all ages. This program includes your favorite holiday music including Panis Angelicus, Ave Maria, The Prayer, and classic English carols. Featured performers featured Trevor Neal – Baritone, Renée Rapier – Mezzo-Soprano, Mina Lavcheva – Violin, and Suzanna Laramee – Piano. The grand finale of this concert is a sing-along of your favorite Christmas songs and the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. Bring your family and friends for an evening filled with the holiday spirit at this musical Christmas celebration! For more information on the Newport Music Festival, to purchase tickets to an upcoming concert or to make a donation please visit newportmusic.org or call 401-846-1133.

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12-01-19 Jamestown Community Chorus - Conducting Conversations

December 2nd, 2019

This week The Jamestown Community Chorus is the subject of the program  with B. J. Whitehouse, Music Director and Judith Anderson, Publicity Chair. We talk about their upcoming holiday program and listen to some selections from the concerts that will be held on Saturday December 7th at 4 PM and Sunday December 8th at 3PM, at the Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., Jamestown RI. For more information you can call 401-423-1574 or go to www.jamestownchorus.com.     

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