04-15-18 50th Anniversary Season-Dueling Pianos - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

April 19th, 2018

In this program WCRI Host Mike Maino and The Newport Music Festivals Executive Director Pamela Pantos discuss a very exciting concert taking place this summer on Wednesday, July 11th at 11:00 am at Blithewold. This Dueling Pianos concert features two formidable pianists Ilya Kazanstev and Sara Davis Buechner. For more information or to purchase tickets visit newportmusic.org or call 401-849-0700.

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04-15-18 The Jamestown Community Chorus - Conducting Conversations

April 18th, 2018

This week The Jamestown Community Chorus is the subject of    the program with B. J.Whitehouse, Music Director and Judith Anderson, Publicity Chair. We talk about their upcoming program, "Over There - A Musical Remembrance" and listen to some selections from the concerts that will be held on Saturday May 5th at 4 PM and Sunday May 6th at 3 PM at the Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave, Jamestown. For more information you can call 423-1574 or go to www.jamestownchorus.com.

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04-13-18 Pianist Phineas Newborn - Jazz After Dinner

April 18th, 2018

On this weeks Jazz After Dinner Joe features Pianist Phineas Newborn with Ray Brown on bass and Jimmie Smith on drums from the 1976 Pablo Recording "Look Out, Phineas is Back!"

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04-07-18 The Gallery at Firehouse Square - The 95.9 Company Break

April 9th, 2018

This month on The 95.9 Company Break Mike talks with proprietor John S. Johnson of The Gallery at Firehouse Square in New London, CT. The Gallery at Firehouse Square is actually two galleries in one — The Firehouse and The Kate, named after our neighbor Katherine Hepburn. With an ever-changing collection of unique maritime art from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, they also have regular shows of emerging and established artists who have an abiding love of the sea. For more information about The Gallery at Firehouse Square please call 860-443-0344 or visit www.firehousesquare.com

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04-08-18 50th Anniversary Season-Frederic Chopin - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

April 9th, 2018

In this program Mike Maino and The Newport Music Festivals Executive Director Pamela Pantos discuss the Newport Music Festival’s Thursday, July 17th concert which is an evening for Frederic Chopin to be performed at the Breakers at 8:00 pm featuring Daniel del Pino and Ilya Kazantsev. For more information or to purchase tickets visit newportmusic.org or call 401-849-0700.

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04-08-18 The Warwick Symphony Orchestra Part II - Conducting Conversations

April 9th, 2018

This is the second of a two part series, this week The Warwick Symphony Orchestra is the subject of the program with Catherine Garnon, Music Director. We talk about their upcoming Spring Series Concerts titled “Awakening the American Spirit” and listen to some selections that will be performed, Thursday May 24th, in Warwick, and Sunday May 27th, in Goddard Park. For more information you can go to www.wsori.org​

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04-06-18 Pianist Bill Mays & Bassist Ray Drummond - Jazz After Dinner

April 9th, 2018

On this weeks Jazz After Dinner Joe features Pianist Bill Mays & Bassist Ray Drummond from their 1989 DMP recording "One To One".

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04-01-18 50th Anniversary Season Closing Concert - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

April 2nd, 2018

In this program Mike Maino and The Newport Music Festivals Executive Director Pamela Pantos discuss the final concert to this years 50th Anniversary celebration. This concert is a glorious finale to the Newport Music Festival’s 50th Anniversary Season. Featuring two of the most moving choral works ever written, this evening begins with Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, a stirring hymn to Mary, and finishes with Vivaldi’s Gloria, the anthem of the angels as they announced Christ’s birth. For more information or to purchase tickets visit newportmusic.org or call 401-849-0700.

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