04-21-19 1893 Around the World - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

April 22nd, 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 1893 Around the World at The Elms on Wednesday, July 17 @ 11:00 am Sponsored by Classical 95.9 FM WCRI...tickets $50/$40. 1893 was a remarkable year in the world of classical music. Dvořák produced his New World Symphony, Verdi created his opera Falstaff, and Tchaikovsky wrote his Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique". In the realm of chamber music, masterpieces and new forms of composition were being written that would forge new pathways for the future. The concert begins with the stunning Six Romances Sans Paroles by Cécile Chaminade. In 1913, she was the first female composer to be awarded the Legion of Honor. 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.

1893 Around the World

04-14-19 Italian Opera Night - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

April 16th, 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. The Festival’s Italian Opera Night at THE BREAKERS on Saturday, July 13 @ 8:00 pm. This season the Festival invites two opera stars to our stage: Kara Shay Thomson, Soprano, and Jonathan Burton, Tenor. Together they have sung Puccini’s Turandot, Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, and Puccini’s Tosca at major opera companies throughout the United States. During this wonderful evening, they will sing their roles from these three operas and much more including Norma, Rigoletto, Don Carlos, and Ballo in Maschera. Joined by Festival favorites Renée Rapier, Mezzo, and Trevor Neal, Baritone, this will be a night to remember as this incredible cast sings arias, duets, and ensembles from the greatest Italian operas. 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.

Italian Opera Night

 

04-07-19 Bon Soir-Summer Nights - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

April 8th, 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 this program they discuss Bon Soir – Summer Nights concert at The Breakers Thursday, July 18 @ 8:00 pm. This program is perfect for a Summer evening….Full of sensual repertoire. It begins with excerpts from the Nuit d’Ete - Summer Nights by Berlioz who lived from 1803 to 1869. He was revolutionary in the manner in which he viewed composition. He was very programmatic, meaning that he wanted his listeners to visualize the subject matter like a film. Music had been written for occasions, but seldom, if it wasn’t opera, for theatrical purposes. 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.

Bon Soir â <em>Summer Nights</em>

 

03-24-19 Young Professional Artist Program and ChangYong Shin - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

March 26th, 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 this program they discuss First-Prize Winner ChangYong Shin: Bachauer & Hilton Head Piano Competitions who will perform at The Breakers Saturday, July 6 @ 8:00 pm. Shin is the first-prize winner of the 2018 Bachauer International Piano Competition, the 2017 Seoul International Music Competition, and the 2016 Hilton Head International Piano Competition. He received his Bachelor of Music and was awarded the Paul G. Mechlin Scholarship from the Curtis Institute of Music in May 2016. 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.

First-Prize Winner ChangYong Shin: Bachauer & Hilton Head Piano Competitions

 

03-17-19 Of Birds and Beasts - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

March 18th, 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. They present music from this summer's concert titled...Of Birds and Beasts that will take place on Wednesday, July 17th at 11AM. The repertoire for this concert is by some of the greatest composers and yet, some of it is quite light-hearted in spirit. 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.

Of Birds and Beasts

 

03-10-19 The Bridge Project - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

March 11th, 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. They present the music of harpist Bridget Kibbey who will be featured at The Bridge Project concert on Wednesday July 17th @ 8pm at the Breakers. 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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03-03-19 Solo Masterpieces - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

March 6th, 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 this program they present the music of Solo Masterpieces which will be a very special experience at this years festival. 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.

Solo Masterpieces

02-17-19 Chamber Strings - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

February 23rd, 2019

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and The Newport Music Festivals Executive Director Pamela Pantos listen and discuss music for Chamber Strings. 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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