Sunday Matinee
12:00 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Sunday Matinee 12/21

This week David Bouchier will host his annual Victorian Christmas Show - an afternoon of seasonal music, and the traditions, myths and stories of Christmas a century and more ago. Charles Dickens will put in an appearance, David will explain the vital importance of Christmas crackers, and he'll give you a genuine Victorian Christmas pudding recipe.

Sunday Baroque
12:00 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Sunday Baroque 12/21

As you and your family are making final preparations for the Christmas holiday – whether it's last minute shopping, wrapping gifts, or traveling to your holiday destination – Sunday Baroque will celebrate with warm and meaningful music from a much simpler and less frenetic time.

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Let It Snow!

It may be a while before we have significant snow in our area, so this morning we'll enjoy some virtual snow, with Debussy's "Snow is Dancing," a suite from Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Snow Maiden," and a song from the children's classic, "The Snowman."  

Classical Music Highlights
11:24 am
Thu December 18, 2014

A Sweet Gig while it Lasted

For an all-too-brief time, Bach was employed by a music-loving prince in a little backwater of Germany.  The prince gave Bach free reign to compose whatever he wanted, and provided him with an outstanding orchestra.  Tonight we'll enjoy an oboe concerto Bach wrote during that happy phase in his life.  

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Crime Victims Rights
10:54 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Conn. Panel Wants Timely Court Notifications For Crime Victims

James Clark, Executive Director of Victims' Rights Center of Connecticut, at the Victims' Rights Enforcement Advisory Commission meeting at the state Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014.
Credit CT-N Connecticut Network

A Connecticut victim’s rights commission wants state legislators to pass a law that gives crime victims the right to be informed about details of court proceedings.

The Victims' Rights Enforcement Advisory Commission agreed to the recommendation on Wednesday.

The new law was recommended by James Clark, the executive director of the Victims' Rights Center of Connecticut. The new law is needed because prosecutors often fail to notify crime victims about court proceedings in a timely manner, preventing them from exercising their right to attend court proceedings, he said.

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Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Thu December 18, 2014

A Musical Time Machine

The Medieval Baebes

England's vocal ensemble, The Medieval Baebes have just released an album of Christmas Carols, some of which actually date from the Middle Ages.  We'll enjoy a few selections today.  

Classical Music Highlights
12:00 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Time to Celebrate!

Srul Irving Glick says he compiled his "Suite Hebrique" from pieces he wrote for happy occasions, including Chanukah.  We'll enjoy it tonight.  

Conn. Supreme Court
11:58 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Conn. Supreme Court: State Law Violates U.S. Second Amendment

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that a state law banning people from transporting weapons between residences violates the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The ruling was in a case involving a former Army medic arrested in 2010 when police seized a collection of knives and swords from his SUV.

In 2012, former Clinton, Connecticut resident Jason DeCiccio was convicted by a jury of two counts of having weapons in a motor vehicle and sentenced to 15 months in prison.

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Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Christmas in July

original design for The Nutcracker Ballet

Not only did Tchaikovsky write his Nutcracker Ballet in the middle of July, with no snow in sight, the choreographer didn't tell him what the story was.  He overcame both of these problems, and created the now-classic holiday favorite.  We'll enjoy the dances from Act 2 this morning.  

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