06-03-18 Music of Cole Porter - Conducting Conversations

June 4th, 2018

The subject of this week's program is the music of Cole Porter  with Mike Maino. Mike has a chance to do another show in a series about great American Artists. He will talk about Cole Porters' life and play a variety of artists performing his music. For more information or comments about the show you can call (401) 294-9274, or email maino@classical959.com​

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06-01-18 Saxophonist Ralph Moore - Jazz After Dinner

June 4th, 2018

On this weeks Jazz After Dinner Joe features saxophonist Ralph Moore with Benny Green, piano, Peter Washington, bass and Billy Higgins,drums from his 1993 Savoy recording "Who It Is You Are".

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05-27-18 Theatre by the Sea-Ain’t Misbehavin - Conducting Conversations

May 29th, 2018

Theatre By The Sea's production of “Ain't Misbehavin" is the subject of this week's program, with Bill Hanney, owner of the theatre and Jeffery Eugene Johnson, one of the stars of the show. We talk about the musical and listen to some very popular songs from it. For more information you can call (401) 782-8587 or go to www.theatrebythesea.com

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05-25-18 West Coast All Stars - Jazz After Dinner

May 29th, 2018

On this weeks Jazz After Dinner Joe features, from their 1989 recording, "The West Coast All-Stars Play the Music of Bill Holman".

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05-27-18 50th Anniversary Season-Spanish Morning - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

May 22nd, 2018

In this program WCRI Host Mike Maino and The Newport Music Festivals Executive Director Pamela Pantos discuss, Spanish Morning, a beautiful program being performed on Tuesday, July 10th at 11:00 am at The Elms. They are very grateful to Robert Connell and Michelle Duffy for their generous sponsorship of this concert. Featured in this concert is Daniel del Pino a wonderful pianist who has been a Festival Artist since 2001. For more information or to purchase tickets visit newportmusic.org or call 401-849-0700.

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05-20-18 Jamestown Community Piano Association - Conducting Conversations

May 21st, 2018

The Jamestown Community Piano Association is the subject of this week's program with Nancy Benett, Program Director We talk about their upcoming concerts and listen to some of the  music being presented at the spring concerts at St. Matthew's Church in Jamestown. For more information you can call 401-423-0515.​

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05-18-18 Bassist John Patitucci - Jazz After Dinner

May 21st, 2018

On this weeks Jazz After Dinner Joe features bassist John Patitucci from his 2001 Concord Records recording "Communion".

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05-13-18 50th Anniversary Season-Rossini Opera and More - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

May 14th, 2018

In this program WCRI Host Mike Maino and The Newport Music Festivals Executive Director Pamela Pantos talk about the Wednesday, July 18th concert – Rossini Opera and More which will be performed at The Breakers at 8:00 pm. This concert is an homage to the very first concert of the Newport Music Festival in 1969. Rossini wrote lots of lighter enjoyable pieces that make sense in the Mansions of Newport, which is where the Festival primarily played. For more information or to purchase tickets visit newportmusic.org or call 401-849-0700.

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