05-30-21 - Jeremy Goodman Executive Director, Roger Williams Park Zoo - Conducting Conversations

June 1st, 2021

This week we feature The Roger Williams Park Zoo, Asian Lantern Spectacular, as we talk to Jeremy Goodman, Executive Director about the amazing project. We'll listen to some of the music that is played in the background of the exhibit and talk about all that’s new at the Zoo. For more information you can go to www.rwpzoo.org

Roger Williams Park Zoo updates mask policy | ABC6

05-23-21 - Catherine Gagnon, Music Director for The Warwick Symphony Orchestra - Conducting Conversations

May 24th, 2021

This week The Warwick Symphony Orchestra is the subject of the program with Catherine Gagnon, Music Director. I talk about their upcoming Spring Concert, Saturday, May 29th, at the Gamm Theatre in Warwick and listen to music from a past show that Catherine recorded in 2019. For more information you can go to www.wsori.org​

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05-16-21 - Saxophonist Bruce Abbott & Guitarist Dennis Costa - Conducting Conversations

May 17th, 2021

Bruce Abbott, saxophonist and Dennis Costa, guitarist are our special guests this week. We'll listen to some examples of their music from their latest CD, “Echoes of a Century”. We will also discuss their interesting background and how they ended up as a duet. For more information you can go to www.bruceabbott.com or www.denniscosta.com

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005-02-21 - Singer & Songwriter Tish Adams - Conducting Conversations

May 3rd, 2021

Tish Adams, singer, songwriter and the host of WRIU's The Vocalists & Localists Show is our special guest. We'll listen to some examples of her music and discuss her interesting background and how she has made an impact on the Jazz and Blues scene. For more information you can call 401 274-5768 or email jazztish@hotmail.com​

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04-25-21 Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra - Conducting Conversation

April 26th, 2021

The Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra is the subject of this week's program with Ivan Kirschner, President and Kristo Kondakci, Music Director and Conductor. We talk about their upcoming season, that has been changed because of the virus shutdown, about the future, and listen to some of the music that was presented in the past. For more information you can call (401) 274-4578, or go to www.nabsco.org

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04-18-21 Core Memory Concerts - Conducting Conversation

April 20th, 2021

This week Core Memory Concerts is the subject of the program with Craig Maynard, Artistic Director. He'll talk about the upcoming season that has been changed because of the pandemic restrictions and how they plan to proceed. We'll listen to some selections from the concert that will be held May 15th featuring Tanya Gabrielian. Tanya will be with us via Zoom to discuss her amazing career. For more information you can go to www.corememory.io

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04-11-21 RI International Film Festival 2021 - Conducting Conversation

April 12th, 2021

This week The RI International Film Festival is the subject of the program with George T. Marshall, Executive Director. We talk about the great movie scores of 2020 and listen to some selections from this year's “Blockbuster” films that are up for this year’s Academy Awards. For more information you can call 401.861.4445 or go to www.film-festival.org

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04-04-21 Joe Parillo-Pianist ,Composer, Arranger, and Host of WCRI’s Jazz after Dinner-Part II - Conducting Conversation

April 5th, 2021

Joe Parillo, Pianist, Composer/Arranger, and the host of WCRI's Jazz After Dinner, is our special guest for Part 2 of an unusual two Part Event, as he approaches his 500th show on the Classical Station. We'll listen to some examples of his music and discuss his interesting background and how he has written so many songs for his twelve albums. For more information you can go to www.joeparillo.com​

Joseph Parillo, Emeritus – Department of Music

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