08-04-19 Concert Pianist Kenneth Hamilton - Conducting Conversations

July 31st, 2019

This week we feature Kenneth Hamilton, concert pianist from Scotland. We'll listen to examples of his music from his recently released CD, “Ronald Stevenson Vol. 2”, discuss his career and how he became “one of the finest players of his generation”. He has appeared many times on TV, radio, and at festivals around the world.​

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08-02-19 Pianist, Composer and Arranger Mary Lou Williams - Jazz After Dinner

July 31st, 2019

On this week's show Joe is featuring pianist, composer and arranger Mary Lou Williams with the Andy Kirk 12 Clouds of Joy Orchestra from their 1936-1937 Decca Recording "Mary's Idea" as remastered and released in 1993 on GRP Records.

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07-26-19 Pianist Lynne Arriale - Jazz After Dinner

July 29th, 2019

On this week's show Joe is featuring pianist Lynne Arriale from her 1996 DMP recording "With Words Unspoken" with Drew Gress, bass and Steve Davis, drums.

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07-28-19 TBTS’s Late Nite Cabaret - Conducting Conversations

July 29th, 2019

The Late Night Cabaret at Theatre By The Sea is the subject of this week's program with Poppy Champlin and Doreen Collins, the comedians that share the hosting role. We talk about the program and listen to some of the very popular songs from it. For more information you can call (401) 782-8587, or go to    www.theatrebythesea.com​

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07-21-19 Violinist Irina Muresanu and Pianist Daniel Del Pino - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

July 23rd, 2019

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino welcomes Violinist Irina Muresanu & Pianist Daniel Del Pino who will be performing at the Newport Music Festival this season.

Romanian violinist Irina Muresanu has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike with her “irresistible” (Boston Globe), exciting, elegant and heartfelt performances of the classic, romantic and modern repertoire. An active chamber musician and recitalist, she is the winner of the Pro Musicis International Award, the Presser Music Award, the Kate Kinley Fellowship Award from the University of Illinois and the Arthur Foote Award from the Harvard Musical Association. For more information on Irina please visit https://www.irinamuresanu.com/

One of the leading Spanish concert pianists in the international scene, Daniel del Pino has performed in all five continents in some of the most prestigious venues, such as Salle Gaveau in Paris, Bulgaria Hall in Sofia, Atheneum G. Enescu in Bucharest, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Auditorio Manuel de Falla in Granada, Auditori in Barcelona, Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao, Taipei’s National Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City. He holds top prizes from international Piano Competitions Nueva Acrópolis, Ciudad de Ferrol, Fundación Guerrero, Her Majesty Princess Lalla Meriem, Jeunesses Musicales du Maroc, and Premio Jaen. For more information on Daniel please visit http://danieldelpino.weebly.com/

For more information on the Newport Music Festival or to purchase tickets please visit newportmusic.org 

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07-21-19 WCRI Announcer Larry King - Conducting Conversations

July 23rd, 2019

This week we feature Larry King, on air personality of WCRI's Classical Network. We'll talk about his recent trip to Spain, and listen to music that was written and performed in some of the places he visited. For more information about Larry, go to our web site www.classical959.com

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07-14-19 Baritone Trevor Neal & Soprano Kara Shay Thomson - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

July 16th, 2019

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino welcomes Baritone Trevore Neal & Soprano Kara Shay Thomson who will be performing at the Newport Music Festival this season.

Hailed by Opera News for his “warm and rich baritone”, Trevor Neal, is a favorite among audiences across the United States. The 2017/18 season has seen him at Opera San Jose in role debuts of Don Alfonso in Cosi Fan Tutte, Germont in La Traviata, Dutchman in The Flying Dutchman, and Rambaldo in La Rondine. He was previously a Herndon Foundation Emerging Artist at Virginia Opera where he sang the role of Kilian in Weber's Der Freischutz to critical acclaim. For more information on Trevor Neal please visit trevornealbaritone.com . 

Dramatic soprano, Kara Shay Thomson continues to build her expansive stage career by creating characters that push the limits both musically and dramatically and this year is no exception. Ms. Thomson opened the 2018-19 season with her debut of Balkis in Goundod's La Reine de Salba with Opera Odyssey. She follows with Turandot with Sarasota Opera and her debut of Salome with Dayton Opera. For more information on Kara Shay Thomson please visit karashaythomson.com .

For more information on the Newport Music Festival or to purchase tickets please visit newportmusic.org 

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07-19-19 Trumpeter Terence Blanchard - Jazz After Dinner

July 11th, 2019

On this week's show Joe is featuring Trumpeter Terence Blanchard from his 1995 Sony/Columbia recording "Romantic Defiance" with Kenny Garrett, tenor sax; Edward Simon, piano; Chris Thomas, bass and Troy Davis, drums.

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