05-11-19 New England Science & Sailing Foundation - The 95.9 Company Break

May 14th, 2019

This week on The 95.9 Company Break Mike talks with Assistant Sailing Director Cali Cika and Associate Director of Communications Caroline Knowles of the New England Science & Sailing Foundation. New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is an ocean adventure nonprofit that provides STEM-based education programs, on and off the water, for students from all walks of life. NESS uses sailing, marine science, powerboating, and adventure sports as teaching platforms. We engage everyone in experiential learning that builds confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills vital to their futures. For more information pleas call (860) 535-9362 or visit nessf.org

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05-12-19 The Omer Quartet - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

May 14th, 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 a group that's distinctive among today’s young string quartets, the Omer Quartet. They have won First Prize in the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and holds the Helen F. Whitaker Chamber Music Chair of YCA. It makes debuts during the 2018-2019 season in the Peter Jay Sharp Concert of YCA in New York at Merkin Concert Hall, and in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center. The Omer Quartet will perform Saturday May 18th at 7PM at the Newport Art Museum. 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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05-12-19 Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra - Conducting Conversations

May 13th, 2019

The Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra is the subject of this week's program with Bruce Goldstein, President and Kristo Kondakci, Guest Conductor. We talk about their upcoming concert and listen to the music from the program being presented on Sunday, May 19th at 3:00 PM at McVinney Auditorium. For more information you can call (401) 274-4578 or go to www.nabsco.org​

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05-10-19 Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Jazz After Dinner

May 13th, 2019

Jazz After Dinner is featuring the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra's 2003 Planet Records recording "The Way" featuring the music and arrangements of Trombonist Slide Hampton.

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05-04-19 Little Red Riding Hood - WCRI’s Classical Kids Hour

May 6th, 2019

In this weeks WCRI Classical Kids Hour hosts Jamie & Pamela invite you to join them as they listen to Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Riding Hood’s mother sends her daughter to Grandma’s house with some treats. Red takes her time in the forest, singing with a mockingbird and picking strawberries. The wolf appears, assures Red he is not a stranger, and calls her by name.  Relieved, Red tells him about her sick Grandma. The wolf feigns interest and compassion.  Red begins to tell the wolf about all of the treats she is bringing Grandma, and the wolf’s stomach begins to sour - sweets make him sick. Angered by Red and embarrassed by what she has done to him, he goes to Grandma’s house intent on eating Grandma and having Red for dessert. 

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05-05-19 German Romantics - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

May 6th, 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 German Romantics concert at The Breakers on Wednesday, July 10th @ 8PM. Liszt captivated audiences of the 1800s. He abandoned his life of a touring piano virtuoso in 1848 to conduct. However, he did produce Two Concert Etudes amongst his final compositions. In Waldesrauschen (Forest Murmurs), Liszt creates the world of a mysterious forest, while Gnomenreigen (Round Dance of the Gnomes) glitters and sparkles. While still performing, Liszt had been drawn to the idea of composing piano works based on themes of specific national character, and in 1863 he created his Spanish Rhapsody based upon well-known themes. There are extended passages of incredible brilliance before the closing “roof-rattling” virtuosity. His Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 demands similar talent and flair while presenting tunes from Hungarian Gypsy bands. 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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05-04-19 JW Graham & YES Gallery - The 95.9 Company Break

May 6th, 2019

This week on The 95.9 Company Break Mike talks with JW Graham & YES Gallery owners Julie and Palmer Beebe. These two awesome shops that have everything like PANDORA, John Medeiros, jewelry & more from trend to 1-of-a-kind + Buyer's Choice & other handcrafted gifts featuring local artisans! Listen to what is new and happening at JW Graham and YES Gallery Call (401) 295-0757 or visit yesgallery.com

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05-05-19 Warwick Symphony Orchestra - Conducting Conversations

May 6th, 2019

This week The Warwick Symphony Orchestra is the subject of the program with Catherine Gagnon, Music Director. We talk about their upcoming Spring Series Concerts, “At the Movies”, and listen to some selections that will be performed on Thursday May 23rd at the Gamm Theatre in Warwick and Sunday May 26th in Goddard Park. For more information you can go to www.wsori.org​.

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