04-28-19 Mystic River Chorale - Conducting Conversations

April 29th, 2019

The Mystic River Chorale is the subject of this week's program with  Dr. Frank Martginetti, Artistic Director and Kit Foster, President.      We talk about the upcoming concert and listen to some of the music from the program being presented on Sunday May 5th, at 3:30 PM, St. Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church in Groton CT. For more information you can call (860) 460 1487 or go to www.mysticriverchorale.org​

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04-26-19 Julian and Nat Adderley-Sophisticated Swing Disc II - Jazz After Dinner

April 29th, 2019

On this week's show Joe listens to Julian and Nat Adderley from their 1956-1957 Mercury Records recording "Sophisticated Swing: The EmArcy Small Group Sessions" Disc II with Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, Alto sax, Nat Adderley, Cornet, Junior Mance, Piano, Sam Jones and Al McKibbon bass, Jimmy Cobb and Charles Wright, drums.

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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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04-21-19 1893 Around the World - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

April 22nd, 2019

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and The Newport Music Festivals Executive Director Pamela Pantos continue to preview the Newport Music Festival 2019 Season. In today's show they discuss 1893 Around the World at The Elms on Wednesday, July 17 @ 11:00 am Sponsored by Classical 95.9 FM WCRI...tickets $50/$40. 1893 was a remarkable year in the world of classical music. Dvořák produced his New World Symphony, Verdi created his opera Falstaff, and Tchaikovsky wrote his Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique". In the realm of chamber music, masterpieces and new forms of composition were being written that would forge new pathways for the future. The concert begins with the stunning Six Romances Sans Paroles by Cécile Chaminade. In 1913, she was the first female composer to be awarded the Legion of Honor. For more information on the Newport Music Festival or to purchase tickets to one of their concerts visit newportmusic.org or call 401-849-0700.

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04-20-19 Flynn Automotive & Tire Recap - The 95.9 Company Break

April 22nd, 2019

This week on The 95.9 Company Break Mike talks again with owners Caroline & Vincent Flynn of Flynn Automotive & Tire. They discuss the recent fire and how the business will manage going forward. At Flynn Automotive & Tire, they are dedicated to giving special attention to every auto repair need. They are known for making the client feel comfortable and they value all vehicles. They will inform and discuss the options' clients have for your automobiles. They have dedicated their lives to ensuring you and your family are safe on the roads. They make sure each customer is satisfied with Flynn's repairs and other personalized services. Call 401-789-3596 or visit flynnautomotive.com

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04-19-19 Julian and Nat Adderley-Sophisticated Swing Disc I - Jazz After Dinner

April 22nd, 2019

On this week's show Joe listens to Julian and Nat Adderley from their 1956-1957 Mercury Records recording "Sophisticated Swing: The EmArcy Small Group Sessions" Disc I with Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, Alto sax, Nat Adderley, Cornet, Junior Mance, Piano, Sam Jones and Al McKibbon bass, Jimmy Cobb and Charles Wright, drums.

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04-21-19 Theatre by the Sea 2019 - Conducting Conversations

April 22nd, 2019

Theatre By The Sea's announcement of the 2019 season is the subject of this week's program with Karen Kessler, Press Rep and Vinny Lupino, Box Office Mgr. We talk about this summer's musicals and listen to some of the very popular songs from Singin' In the Rain, Newsies, and Saturday Night Fever, with a special preview of the brand new musical Love and Other Fables. For more information you can call (401) 782-8587 or go to www.theatrebythesea.com

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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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