01-26-20 New London Community Orchestra - Conducting Conversations

January 27th, 2020

The New London Community Orchestra is the subject of this week's program with Dr. Hilarie Clark Moorei, Music Director and Tom Clark, President. We talk about the upcoming concert and listen to some of the  music from the program being presented on Saturday, February 22nd at          7:30 PM, Evans Hall, Connecticut College. For more information you can go to www.nlcommunityorchestra.org

New London Community Orchestra

01-24-20 Saxophonist Lucky Thompson - Jazz After Dinner

January 27th, 2020

This week Joe is featuring saxophonist Lucky Thompson from his 1994 Fantasy Records recording "Happy Days".

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01-18-20 What is a Requiem…Mozart - WCRI’s Classical Kids Hour

January 21st, 2020

In this weeks WCRI Classical Kids Hour hosts Jamie Jones and the Newport Music Festivals Education & Outreach Coordinator Trevor Neal invite you to join them as they introduce you to a Requiem. 

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01-19-20 Newport Music Festival 52nd Season-Charlie Albright - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

January 21st, 2020

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and Newport Music Festival Executive Director Pamela Pantos discuss artists who will be performing at this years 52nd Newport Music Festival. In this program Pamela highlights Charlie Albright. Charlie is an internationally award-winning pianist, composer, and improviser Charlie Albright brings music to everyone, uniquely connecting with audiences like no other through his music, speaking, and making concerts fun. For more information on Charlie Albright visit charliealbright.com . For more information on the Newport Music Festival, to purchase tickets to an upcoming concert or to make a donation please visit newportmusic.org or call 401-846-1133.


01-18-20 Innerlight Center for Yoga & Meditation - The 95.9 Company Break

January 21st, 2020

This weeks 95.9 Company Break Mike talks with Innerlight Mindfulness Teacher Nancy Bennett. Nancy was trained by the Center for Mindfulness at the UMASS Medical School, she is a qualified MBSR teacher and has been leading mindfulness and stress reductions workshops including MBSR for several years. She has an MA in Pastoral Care & Counseling in the Buddhist track from New York Theological Seminary and the NY Zen Center for Contemplative Care with experience as a chaplain intern in NY & RI hospitals including work in psychiatric care units. She has been a long time meditator in the Vipassana/Insight tradition working with renown Insight meditation teachers Joseph Goldstein, Guy & Sally Armstrong, Larry Rosenberg, and Analayo among others. For more information on Nancy Bennett and Innerlight Center for Yoga & Meditation call 401-849-3200 or innerlightyoga.com.

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01-19-20 Zan Berry, Teacher, Singer & Cellist - Conducting Conversations

January 21st, 2020

This week Zan Berry, teacher, singer and cellist is our special guest. We talk about the upcoming programs he is involved with and listen to some selections of music that will be presented at the Music Mansion in Providence during the First Fridays programs. For more information you can go to www.musicmansion.org. ​


01-17-20 Harmonica Player Toots Thielemans - Jazz After Dinner

January 21st, 2020

This week Joe is featuring harmonica player Toots Thielemans from his 1993 Pacific Music recording "The Brasil Project: Vol 2."

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01-11-20 Jack and the Beanstalk - WCRI’s Classical Kids Hour

January 13th, 2020

In this weeks WCRI Classical Kids Hour hosts Jamie Jones and the Newport Music Festivals Education & Outreach Coordinator Trevor Neal invite you to join them as they listen to Jack and the Beanstalk! In this fun filled children's opera we will hear selections by composer John Davies based on scenes from the operettas of Sir Arthur Sullivan.

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