01-19-20 Newport Music Festival 52nd Season-Charlie Albright - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

January 21st, 2020

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and Newport Music Festival Executive Director Pamela Pantos discuss artists who will be performing at this years 52nd Newport Music Festival. In this program Pamela highlights Charlie Albright. Charlie is an internationally award-winning pianist, composer, and improviser Charlie Albright brings music to everyone, uniquely connecting with audiences like no other through his music, speaking, and making concerts fun. For more information on Charlie Albright visit charliealbright.com . 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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01-12-20 January 27th Composer Birthdays-Part II - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

January 13th, 2020

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and Newport Music Festival Executive Director Pamela Pantos discuss composers with a birthday in the month of January and particularly January 27th. 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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01-05-20 January 27th Composer Birthdays-Part I - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

January 6th, 2020

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and Newport Music Festival Executive Director Pamela Pantos discuss composers with a birthday in the month of January and particularly January 27th. 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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12-22-19 A Carol Symphony - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

December 23rd, 2019

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and Newport Music Festival Executive Director Pamela Pantos discuss Five Improvisations on Christmas Carols. Based on well known carols, these Improvisations have been played by many of the world's greatest orchestras and have been recorded on many occasions. 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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12-15-19 Handel’s Messiah - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

December 17th, 2019

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and Newport Music Festival Executive Director Pamela Pantos discuss George Frideric Handel's Messiah. The Messiah was originally an Easter offering. It burst onto the stage of Musick Hall in Dublin on April 13, 1742. The audience swelled to a record 700, as ladies had heeded pleas by management to wear dresses "without Hoops" in order to make "Room for more company." Handel's superstar status was not the only draw; many also came to glimpse the contralto, Susannah Cibber, then embroiled in a scandalous divorce. 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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12-08-19 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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