08-29-21 Pianist, Composer, Music Director & Winner of 7 Emmy’s Mike Renzi - Conducting Conversations

August 30th, 2021

This week we feature Mike Renzi, pianist, composer, music director and winner of seven Emmy Awards. We'll listen to examples of his music from his many CDs, discuss his career and how he came to work with Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Maureen McGovern and many more. He’s also a member of the RI Music Hall of Fame. For more information you can go to http://rhodeislandmusichalloffame.com/site/?page_id=1901​


08-27-21 Saxophonist Hank Mobley - Jazz After Dinner

August 30th, 2021

This week Joe is featuring Saxophonist Hank Mobley from his 1956 Prestige Records recording titled “Messages."


08-20-21 Pianist Phineas Newborn Jr - Jazz After Dinner

August 24th, 2021

This week Joe is featuring Pianist Phineas Newborn Jr. from his 1964 Contemporary Records recording titled “The Newborn Touch”.


08-22-21 Mystic River Chorale - Conducting Conversations

August 24th, 2021

The Mystic River Chorale is the subject of this week's program with Frank Zilinyi, Artistic Director; Tim Rooney, President and Michelle Mencer, V.P. We talk about Frank’s new position as Artistic and Music Director and what the Chorale will be doing next. The music we listen to is from past concerts Frank has been associated with. For more information you can  go to www.mysticriverchorale.org

Mystic River Chorale | Audition

08-14-21 Take Me Out to the Ballgame - WCRI’s Kids Hour

August 16th, 2021

In this weeks WCRI's Kids Hour your hosts Jamie, Skylar and new host Spencer explore music that goes with America's pastime...baseball! You'll hear Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Tessie, Music from Field of Dreams and much more! The show also says goodbye to Skylar as he leaves on his new adventure to Syracuse University.

Tuning in To Baseball | Stadium Journey

08-15-21 Mamma Mia at Theatre by the Sea - Conducting Conversations

August 16th, 2021

Theatre By The Sea's presentation of “Mamma Mia” is the subject of this week's program with Lexie Dorsett Sharp and Jesse Sharp, playing the leading roles. We talk about the musical, which runs from 8/18 to 9/5, 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


08-13-21 Saxophonist Frank Morgan - Jazz After Dinner

August 16th, 2021

This week Joe is featuring Saxophonist Frank Morgan from his 1992 Antilles Records recording titled “You Must Believe In Spring”. 


08-08-21 Music of Cole Porter - Conducting Conversations

August 9th, 2021

The subject of this week's program is the music of Cole Porter with Mike Maino. Mike has a chance to do another in a series about great American Artists. He'll talk about Cole Porter's life and play a variety of artists performing his music. For more information or comments about the show you can call (401) 294-9274, or email maino@classical959.com

Almanac: On June 9, 1891, Cole Porter, the Broadway composer of such hits  as "Kiss Me, Kate" and "Anything Goes," was born - CBS News

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