06-09-19 Roger Williams Park Zoo - Conducting Conversations

June 10th, 2019

This week we feature The Roger Williams Park Zoo, Rain Forrest exhibit. We talk to Dr. Jeremy Goodman, Executive Director about it's creation, hours of operation, and how much fun it is for the entire family. For more information you can go to www.rwpzoo.org ​

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06-02-19 Three Fun Musical Stories - WCRI’s Classical Kids Hour

June 3rd, 2019

In this weeks WCRI Classical Kids Hour hosts Jamie & Pamela invite you to join them as they listen to three fun musical stories...Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel, Merry Pranks of Master Till and The Sorcerer's Apprentice. These three stories are part of the Maestro Classics collection and you can find out more about them and others by visiting www.maestroclassics.com

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06-02-19 Beethoven at the Breakers - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

June 3rd, 2019

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and The Newport Music Festivals Executive Director Pamela Pantos continue to preview the Newport Music Festival 2019 Season. In today's show they discuss Beethoven at the Breakers to be performed at The Breakers Tuesday, July 9 @ 8:00 pm. Colloquially known as “Appassionata”, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 23 was written as the artist’s hearing was in a state of rapid decline. It is one of the three famous piano sonatas of his middle period. At one performance of this dynamic piece, Beethoven is said to have had a technician on hand to remove the broken strings that would accumulate during the piece’s explosive finale. For more information on the Newport Music Festival or to purchase tickets to one of their concerts visit newportmusic.org or call 401-849-0700.

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06-02-19 Music on the Hill - Conducting Conversations

June 3rd, 2019

Music On The Hill is the subject of this week's program with John M. Pellegrino, Artistic Director of the festival. We talk about their upcoming          concerts and listen to some of the music from the programs being presented from June 2nd to the 12th. For more information you can call 401-738-5632    or go to www.musiconthehillri.org​

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05-31-19 Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz After Dinner

June 3rd, 2019

On this week's show Joe is featuring the Dave Brubeck Quartet from their 1991 Music Masters Jazz recording " Once When I Was Very Young" with Dave Brubeck, piano; Bill Smith, clarinet; Jack Six, bass and Randy Jones, drums.

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05-25-19 Mystic Seaport Museum-Streamlined Exhibit - The 95.9 Company Break

May 28th, 2019

This week on The 95.9 Company Break Mike talks with Dan McFadden Communications Director for the Mystic Seaport Museum and Matthew Bird Guest Curator for the special Streamlined Exhibit at the museum. The collections in the Streamlined Exhibit at Mystic Seaport (boats, motors, photographs) tells a better, truer, more exciting story of how “streamlining” transitioned from engineering to design, and shows how we went from fast boats to fast planes to fast LOOKING everything else (vacuum cleaners, cookware, radios). Visit the Mystic Seaport Museum 75 Greenmanville Ave. Mystic, CT 06355...open every day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., call 860.572.0711 or visit mysticseaport.org

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05-26-19 Theatre by the Sea-Love and Other Fables - Conducting Conversations

May 28th, 2019

Theatre By The Sea's production of “Love and Other Fables” is the subject of this week's program with Bill Hanney, Owner/Producer and Jay Binder, Director of the Production. We talk about the musical and listen to some of the songs from this World Premiere that runs 5/29 to 6/16. For more information you can call (401) 782-8587 or go to www.theatrebythesea.com 

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05-24-19 Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz After Dinner

May 28th, 2019

On this week's show Joe is featuring the Dave Brubeck Quartet from their 1959 Columbia Records recording "Time Out" with Dave Brubeck, piano; Paul Desmond, alto saxophone; Eugene Wright, bass and Joe Morello, drums.

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