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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12-01-19 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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11-17-19 A Musical Christmas 2019-Part I - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

November 18th, 2019

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and Newport Music Festival Executive Director Pamela Pantos discuss 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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11-10-19 A Time of Thanksgiving - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

November 13th, 2019

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and Newport Music Festival Executive Director Pamela Pantos discuss music for Thanksgiving. 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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11-03-19 Composers Born in November - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

November 4th, 2019

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and Newport Music Festival Executive Director Pamela Pantos discuss composers born in November. They will focus on two composers who stood out, because of their individualism; namely, the two Spanish Composers Manuel DeFalla and Joaquin Rodrigo. 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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10-20-19 The Neave Trio - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

October 22nd, 2019

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and Newport Music Festival Executive Director Pamela Pantos discuss the Neave Trio. who will be performing at the Newport Art Museum on Saturday, October 26 @ 7:00P as part of the Festival’s 2019/20 Chamber Music Series. Since forming in 2010, Neave Trio–violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Eri Nakamura–has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting-edge performances. 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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10-13-19 Opera Composers Born in October-Part II - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

October 15th, 2019

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and Newport Music Festival Executive Director Pamela Pantos continue to discuss opera composers born in the month of October. 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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10-06-19 Opera Composers Born in October-Part I - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

October 10th, 2019

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and Newport Music Festival Executive Director Pamela Pantos discuss opera composers born in the month of October. 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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