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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

02-28-21 Stephanie Goddard, Singer, Discusses Frank Sinatra & His Music - Conducting Conversations

3/1/2021
This week the music of Frank Sinatra, world famous singer and song stylist, is the subject of our program. Stephanie Goddard, singer, and huge Sinatra fan, is the special guest co-host. We talk about the extraordinary amount of music Sinatra recorded, and listen to some selections that made him one of the greatest of all time. For more information you can go to wcri@classical959.com ​

Duration:00:52:16

02-26-21 Pianist Dick Katz - Jazz After Dinner

3/1/2021
This week Joe is featuring pianist Dick Katz from his 1993 Reservoir Records recording titled "3 Way Play."

Duration:00:48:18

02-20-21 Celebrating Black Composers - WCRI's Kids Hour

2/22/2021
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 celebrating black composers for Black History Month!

Duration:00:42:59

02-21-21 Greg Mallozzi, Film Maker & Mike Savard, Jazz Historian - Conducting Conversations

2/22/2021
This week Greg Mallozzi, film maker and Mike Savard, jazz historian are our special guests. We talk about the upcoming documentary on the life of Dave McKenna, jazz pianist, they are involved with, and listen to some selections of music that made him one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. For more information you can go to facebook page “Dave McKenna Appreciation Society”.​

Duration:00:48:11

02-19-21 Composer/Pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim - Jazz After Dinner

2/22/2021
This week Joe is featuring composer/pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim from his 1993 live concert, released in 1996 on Verve titled "Antonio Carlos Jobim and Friends."

Duration:00:48:13

02-06-21 Music of Love from Movies, Musicals, Motown & More - WCRI's Kids Hour

2/16/2021
In this weeks WCRI's Kids Hour hosts Jamie and Skylar invite you to join them as they listen to the music of love from movies, musicals, Motown and more!

Duration:00:44:56

02-14-21 Dr. Edward Markward-Director of The Chamber Orchestra of Barrington - Conducting Conversations

2/16/2021
Dr. Edward Markward, the Director of The Chamber Orchestra of Barrington at St. John's, is our special guest this week. With Ed in his North Providence home, we remotely talk about his music season that has been changed because of the virus shutdown and listen to some music that will be presented in a Virtual Concert on February 21st. For more information you can go to http://www.cobsj.org

Duration:00:51:12

02-12-21 Guitarist Russell Malone - Jazz After Dinner

2/16/2021
This week Joe is featuring Guitarist Russell Malone from his 2001 Verve Records recording titled " HeartStrings".

Duration:00:48:43

02-06-21 Stoneridge-Active Retirement Living in Mystic - The 95.9 Company Break

2/8/2021
In this weeks 95.9 Company Break program Mike talks with the staff at Stoneridge Active Retirement Living in Mystic, CT. Senior living in Mystic, CT doesn’t get better than this. Located just two miles from the riverfront, StoneRidge is a senior living community of doers and thinkers, artists and educators, lifelong learners and dedicated volunteers. We support each other, learn from one another and enjoy each other’s company. New residents of our retirement community tell us they’re...

Duration:00:30:53

02-06-21 Love Songs - WCRI's Kids Hour

2/8/2021
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 inspired by love!

Duration:00:44:58

02-07-21 - Mystic River Chorale - Conducting Conversations

2/8/2021
The Mystic River Chorale is the subject of this week's program with Dr. Frank Martginetti, Artistic Director, Frank Zilinyi, Asst. Director and Tim Rooney, President. We talk about Dr. Martginetti's tenure as Artistic and Music Director and the fact that Frank Zilinyi will now be taking over. The music we listen to is from past concerts by the Chorale. For more information you can call (860) 460-1487 or go to www.mysticriverchorale.org

Duration:00:51:08

02-05-21 Trombonist J.J.Johnson - Jazz After Dinner

2/8/2021
This week Joe is featuring trombonist J.J. Johnson from his 1988 Antilles Records recording titled "J.J. Johnson, Standards: Live At The Village Vanguard".

Duration:00:48:16

01-31-21 - Narragansett Bay Chorus - Conducting Conversations

2/1/2021
This week we feature the Narragansett Bay Chorus with two members of the Chorus, Ken Brindamour, President and Sean Mulford, VP of Marketing. The chorus will be offering virtual Singing Valentines this year...we'll find out how to get one for your own and what else the Chorus has been doing during the pandemic. There will also be songs by The Boston Common, X-Men, Road Show and Rhode Island Ramblers. For more information you can go to www.SingNBC.com

Duration:00:51:34

01-29-21 Saxophonist/Clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera - Jazz After Dinner

2/1/2021
This week Joe is featuring saxophonist/clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera from his 1992 Chesky Records recording titled "Havana Cafe."

Duration:00:49:04

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