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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05-11-19 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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05-04-19 Little Red Riding Hood - WCRI’s Classical Kids Hour

May 6th, 2019

In this weeks WCRI Classical Kids Hour hosts Jamie & Pamela invite you to join them as they listen to Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Riding Hood’s mother sends her daughter to Grandma’s house with some treats. Red takes her time in the forest, singing with a mockingbird and picking strawberries. The wolf appears, assures Red he is not a stranger, and calls her by name.  Relieved, Red tells him about her sick Grandma. The wolf feigns interest and compassion.  Red begins to tell the wolf about all of the treats she is bringing Grandma, and the wolf’s stomach begins to sour - sweets make him sick. Angered by Red and embarrassed by what she has done to him, he goes to Grandma’s house intent on eating Grandma and having Red for dessert. 

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04-20-19 Hallelujah Handel - WCRI’s Classical Kids Hour

April 22nd, 2019

In this weeks WCRI Classical Kids Hour hosts Jamie & Pamela invite you to join them as they listen to Hallelujah Handel! Welcome to Georgian England where fine ladies and gentlemen travel to and from their stately homes in clattering horse-drawn carriages. Music fills London’s many concert halls and magnificent parks. But beyond this princely exterior, in a darkened room behind the opera house, lives a young, orphaned boy with a mysterious past and an extraordinary talent: he sings like an angel, but refuses to speak. For more information on this program and others like it please visit and support classicalkidsnfp.org

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04-13-19 Tchaikovsky Discovers America - WCRI’s Classical Kids Hour

April 16th, 2019

In this weeks WCRI Classical Kids Hour hosts Jamie & Pamela invite you to join them as they listen to Tchaikovsky Discovers America. Based on the actual historical event, this story tells of the great composer’s arrival in New York for the grand opening of Carnegie Hall in 1891 and his famous trip to Niagara Falls. A surprise encounter with a young American girl, Jennie, reveals much about Tchaikovsky – his life in Russia, his love of music and his fears of conducting. This is a poignant story of the meeting of old world influences and new world experiences; a tale of contrast, courage and classical music. For more information on this program and others like it please visit and support classicalkidsnfp.org

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04-06-19 The Song of the Unicorn - WCRI’s Classical Kids Hour

April 8th, 2019

In this weeks WCRI Classical Kids Hour hosts Jamie & Pamela invite you to join them as they listen to The Song of the Unicorn narrated by Oscar winning actor Jeremy Irons. When a young queen falls mysteriously ill, her children are sent deep into the forest in search of her only cure: the legendary unicorn. The great magician Merlin helps them on their quest. With riddles and the unicorn's song, the children travel to the magical isle of Avalon. For more information on this program and others like it please visit and support classicalkidsnfp.org

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03-23-19 The Story of Mozart - WCRI’s Classical Kids Hour

March 26th, 2019

In this weeks WCRI Classical Kids Hour hosts Jamie & Pamela invite you to join them as they listen to the story of Mozart read by Ann Rachlin.Paperback Mozart Book

03-16-19 The World of Fairy Tales - WCRI’s Classical Kids Hour

March 18th, 2019

In this weeks WCRI Classical Kids Hour hosts Jamie & Pamela invite you to join them as they listen to Camille Saint-Saëns. Saint-Saëns took famous fairy tales and set music to them. They may be a little different from some of the stories that you know as these fairy tales were often passed down from generation to generation so they would get twisted and change slightly.

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