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Classical Music

Local programming from southern R.I. & southeastern CT.'s classical station

Local programming from southern R.I. & southeastern CT.'s classical station

Location:

Block Island, RI

Description:

Local programming from southern R.I. & southeastern CT.'s classical station

Language:

English

Contact:

400 South County Trail Suite A105 Exeter, RI 02822 401-294-9274


Episodes

01-23-21 The Piano Guys - WCRI's Kids Hour

1/25/2021
In this weeks WCRI's Kids Hour host Jamie Jones invites you to join him as we listen and learn about The Piano Guys! The Piano Guys originated in Utah, where they gained popularity through YouTube, posting piano and cello compositions combining classical, pop, film score and original music, showcased through elaborate or cinematic videos.

Duration:00:47:21

01-24-21 - Kenneth Hamilton-Concert Pianist - Conducting Conversations

1/25/2021
This week we feature Kenneth Hamilton, concert pianist from Scotland. In this show he'll be coming to us remotely from Germany. We'll listen to examples of his music from his recently released CD, “More Preludes to Chopin”, discuss his career and how he became “one of the finest players of his generation”. He has appeared many times on TV, radio, and at festivals around the world.​

Duration:00:49:43

01-22-21 Saxophonist Zoots Sims - Jazz After Dinner

1/25/2021
This week Joe is featuring saxophonist Zoot Sims from his 1978 live recording released in 2007 on Storyville Records titled "Zoot Sims in Copenhagen."

Duration:00:49:04

01-16-21 The Music of John Philip Sousa - WCRI's Kids Hour

1/19/2021
In this weeks WCRI's Kids Hour hosts Jamie Jones and the Newport Music Festivals Artistic Director Trevor Neal invite you to join them as they listen to music by John Philip Sousa!

Duration:00:47:47

01-17-21 - Lori Robishaw Exec Dir of The La Grua Center - Conducting Conversations

1/19/2021
Ms. Lori Robishaw, the Executive Director of The La Grua Center, is the special guest on the program. Joined by Christopher Greenleaf, we remotely talk about the season that has been changed because of the virus shutdown, about the future and listen to some of the music that will be presented on January 23rd. For more information you can go to www.lagruacenter.org ​

Duration:00:52:20

01-15-21 Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra - Jazz After Dinner

1/19/2021
This week Joe is featuring vibraphonist Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra from his 1945 Decca Records recording titled "Flying Home."

Duration:00:48:45

01-09-21 Music from Gamings Greats - WCRI's Kids Hour

1/11/2021
In this weeks WCRI's Kids Hour hosts Jamie and Skylar invite you to join them as they listen to music from some of the best and classic video games!

Duration:00:50:36

01-10-21 - Jesse Liam Band - Conducting Conversations

1/11/2021
This week we feature The Jesse Liam Band with Jesse and Jack Gauthier. We'll talk with this father and son duo about their performances and recordings. The music we'll be listening to will be selections from six different CDs they have produced. For more information you can go to www.jesseliam.com​

Duration:00:51:59

01-08-21 Saxophonist Harold Floyd (Tina) Brooks - Jazz After Dinner

1/11/2021
This week Joe is featuring saxophonist Harold Floyd (Tina) Brooks from his 1958 recording titled "Minor Move" and his 1960 recording titled "True Blue".

Duration:00:47:48

01-02-21 Emerging Classical Composers - WCRI's Kids Hour

1/4/2021
In this weeks WCRI's Kids Hour hosts Jamie Jones and the Newport Music Festivals Artistic Director Trevor Neal invite you to join them as they listen to new and emerging classical composers!

Duration:00:47:36

01-03-21 - RI International Film Festival - Conducting Conversations

1/4/2021
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 might be up for some awards. For more information you can call 401.861.4445 or go to www.film-festival.org

Duration:00:51:13

01-01-21 Saxophonist John Mckenna - Jazz After Dinner

1/4/2021
This week Joe is featuring saxophonist John McKenna from his 2020 Ear Up Records recording titled "Portraits".

Duration:00:49:49

12-27-20 - A Boston Pops Christmas with Keith Lockhart - Conducting Conversations

12/28/2020
A Boston Pops Christmas, with Keith Lockhart, is the subject of this week's program. We dug into the archives of past Conducting Conversations shows when we talked to Keith about the Pops Christmas CD, “Sleigh Ride”, and listen to some of the music from one the Pops best selling recordings. For more information you can go to www.bso.org

Duration:00:49:07

12-20-20 - Evan Gendreau, Pianist, Composer & Writer - Conducting Conversations

12/21/2020
This week we feature Evan Gendreau, pianist, composer, and writer. We'll talk about his incredible talent on the piano and many other facets of his young life. The music we'll be listening to will all be played by him, some of which he composed, with some holiday favorites. His mother Melanie joins the conversation. For more information you can go to www.melaniegendreau.com​

Duration:00:51:46

12-18-20 Tony Bennett-Snowfall & A Swingin' Christmas - Jazz After Dinner

12/21/2020
This week Joe is featuring Tony Bennett performances from his 1968 recording titled "Snowfall" and from his 2008 recording titled "A Swingin' Christmas" with the Count Basie Orchestra.

Duration:00:49:21

12-11-20 Ray Charles "The Spirit of Christmas" - Jazz After Dinner

12/15/2020
This week Joe is featuring Ray Charles from his 1985 recording titled "The Spirit of Christmas".

Duration:00:49:38

12-13-20 - Jamestown Community Chorus - Conducting Conversations

12/15/2020
This week The Jamestown Community Chorus is the subject of the program with B. J. Whitehouse, Music Director. We talk about their Virtual Choir Holiday Video program and listen to some selections from the concert that is now being held online . For more information you can call 401-423-1574 or go to www.jamestownchorus.com.

Duration:00:50:46

12-05-20 East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce - Holiday Car Parade & Tree Lighting 2020 - WCRI Special Programming

12/14/2020
Enjoy this years East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Holiday Car Parade & Town Hall Tree Lighting musical program! This half hour program was the accompaniment to the car parade and had personal greetings from town officials, wonderful holiday music and a special greeting/reading from Santa himself!!

Duration:00:30:22

12-12-20 A Classical Holiday - REPEAT - WCRI's Kids Hour

12/14/2020
In this weeks WCRI's Kids Hour hosts Jamie Jones and the Newport Music Festivals Artistic Director Trevor Neal invite you to join them as they listen to A Classical Holiday. This show is compiled of a few pieces that have significance whether it be an unlikely composer writing outside of their typical element or the familiarity of classical music you have heard before in a commercial, on television, or on the big screen.

Duration:00:52:36

12-05-20 A Christmas Carol - WCRI's Kids Hour

12/7/2020
In this week's WCRI's Kids Hour hosts Jamie Jones and the Newport Music Festivals Artistic Director Trevor Neal invite you to a very special reading of A Christmas Carol as adapted for radio from Charles Dickens' novella by Anthony E. Palermo.

Duration:00:42:01