07-12-19 Saxophonist Harry Allen - Jazz After Dinner

July 11th, 2019

On this week's show Joe is featuring saxophonist Harry Allen from his 1999 RCA Victor recording "Harry Allen Plays Ellington Songs" with Bill Charlap, piano; Peter Washington, bass and Kenny Washington, drums.

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07-14-19 Theatre By The Sea-Newsies - Conducting Conversations

July 11th, 2019

Theatre By The Sea's presentation of “Newsies” is the subject of this week's program with Karen Kessler, Press Rep., and Clay Roberts, playing the roll of Jack Kelly. We talk about the musical, 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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07-07-19 Violinist Stephanie Chase - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

July 8th, 2019

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino welcomes violinist Stephanie Chase who will once again be performing at the Newport Music Festival this season. Stephanie Chase is internationally recognized as “one of the violin greats of our era” (Newhouse Newspapers) through solo appearances with more than 170 orchestras that include the New York and Hong Kong Philharmonics and the Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Baltimore, and London Symphony Orchestras. She has judged for the violin concerto competitions at The Juilliard School; the Concorso Postacchini in Fermo, Italy; Concert Artists Guild String Competition; Hudson Valley String Competition, and Cooper International Violin Competition. Born in Illinois and renowned as a child prodigy starting at age two, Chase’s early violin teachers were her mother and Sally Thomas of The Juilliard School. She made her debut with the Chicago Symphony at eight and at Carnegie Hall at 18. For more on Stephanie, her music and career visit stephaniechase.com. For more information on the Newport Music Festival or to purchase tickets please visit newportmusic.org 

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07-06-19 OMO Jewels & Gifts - The 95.9 Company Break

July 8th, 2019

This month on The 95.9 Company Break we talk with Joanna Papineau Allen owner of OMO Jewels & Gifts. OMO is a curated collection of American made jewelry, ceramics, hand blown glass and much more. We represent artists throughout the country who are committed to their craft and offer only the highest quality goods. We are constantly finding new and unique items to add to our selection of wonderfully handcrafted works. Whether you're looking for a wedding, baby, hostess gift or even a treat for yourself, OMO has that special something. Complimentary gift wrap and bridal registry is available. For more information call 860-961-4678 or visit omojewels.com

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07-07-19 Kingston Chamber Music Festival 2019 - Conducting Conversations

July 8th, 2019

The Kingston Chamber Music Festival is the subject of this week's  program, with Natalie Zhu, Artistic Director and Betsy Marcotte. We talk about the upcoming Festival and listen to some of  the amazing music from last year's concerts. The Festival runs from July 24th to August 4th at the University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center. For more information you can go to www.kingstonchambermusic.org​


07-05-19 Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson - Jazz After Dinner

July 8th, 2019

On this week's show Joe is featuring Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson from their 1957 Verve recording Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson also with Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass and Louis Bellson, drums.

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07-04-19 The 4th of July on WCRI featuring The Chorus of Westerly 2019 - WCRI Special Programming

July 5th, 2019

In this special program host Mike Maino speaks with The Chorus of Westerly music director Andrew Howell and Ryan Saunders Executive Director about the chorus performances since last July 4th as well as what's ahead for the chorus. As a both a performing arts organization and the owners of a performing arts center (the George Kent Performance Hall), the Chorus of Westerly's primary reasons for existence are to perform, present, and offer great musical performances and educational programs to the greater Westerly community, Rhode Island, and southeastern Connecticut. For more information on The Chorus of Westerly visit www.chorusofwesterly.org


06-30-19 The Contemporary Theater Co - Conducting Conversations

July 1st, 2019

The Contemporary Theater Company is the subject of this week's program, with Tammy Brown, Associate Artistic Director. We talk about their upcoming events and listen to some of the music from “An Improvised Soap Opera”, one of the many programs they will be presenting this summer. For more information you can call 401 218-0282, or go to www.thecontemporarytheater.com ​

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