Holiday Specials on Red River Radio

Red River Radio offers a wide variety of holiday special for the season beginning the day before Thanksgiving. Programs for Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, &  New Years which celebrate our diverse culture through the sacred and secular, classical, jazz, folk, world, and popular music, story telling, drama, humor, cooking, religion, philosophy, and more. Join us as we Celebrate with each other throughout this season of Joy. If an item you heard was removed and you'd like more information contact Bill Beckett at wbeckett@lsus.edu

Holiday Specials 2016

Advent Voices - Airs Tuesday, November 29, at 11 a.m.

The Rose Ensemble: A Spanish Renaissance Christmas - Airs Thursday, December 1, at 11 a.m.

A Baroque Christmas in the New World - Airs Monday, December 5, at 11 a.m.

Christmas with Madrigalia - Airs Tuesday, December 6, at 1 p.m.

A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico - Airs Wednesday, December 7, at 1 p.m.

A Chanticleer Christmas - Airs Thursday, December 8, at 11 a.m.

Harmonia: Anonymous 4 Holiday Special - Airs Friday, December 9, at 11 a.m.

Carols & Cheer - Airs Monday, December 12, at 11 a.m.

Peace On The Battle Field: The Christmas Truce of WW I - Airs Monday, December 12 at 8 p.m.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Airs Tuesday, December 13 at 11 a.m.

The Rose Ensemble: An Elizabethan Christmas - Airs Tuesday, December 13, at 1 p.m.

Harmonia Holiday Special: Noel, Noel! - Airs Wednesday, December 14, at 11 a.m.

Welcome Christmas 2016 - Airs Wednesday, December 14, at 1 p.m.

A Winter Solstice with Helicon - Airs Friday, December 16, at 9 p.m.

Christmas in Appalachia - Airs Friday, December 16, at 11 p.m.

Christmas with the Annie Moses Band - Airs Sunday, December 18, at 9 p.m.

A Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols - Airs Monday, December 19, at 11 a.m.

An Afro Blue Christmas - Airs Monday, December 19, at 9 p.m.

The Rose Ensemble: Early American Christmas - Airs Tuesday, December 20, at 11 a.m.

Christmas with Madrigalia 2016 - Airs Tuesday, December 20, at 1 p.m.

Welcome Christmas 2016 - Airs Tuesday, December 20, at 2 p.m.

The Dinner Party Download Holiday Special, Airs Tuesday, December 20, at 9 p.m.

Jazz Piano Christmas - Airs Tuesday, December 20, at 10 p.m.

The Rose Ensemble: Vamos a Belén - Airs Wednesday, December 21, at 11 a.m.

Leroy Anderson’s Christmas Music - Airs Wednesday, December 21, at 1 p.m.

The Rose Ensemble: Slavic Wonders - Airs Wednesday, December 21, at 2 p.m.

Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs - Airs Wednesday, December 21, at 9 p.m.

Joy to the World 2016 - Airs Wednesday, December 21, at 10 p.m.

Occasional Shivers - Airs Wednesday, December 21, at 11 p.m.

A Chanticleer Christmas 2016 - Airs Thursday, December 22, at 11 a.m.

The Rose Ensemble: Christmas in Baroque Malta - Airs Thursday, December 22, at 1 p.m.

A Chanukah Celebration with Chicago a cappella - Airs Thursday, December 22, at 2 p.m.

The Splendid Table's Homemade Holidays with America's Test Kitchen - Airs Thursday, December 22, at 7 p.m.

Hanukkah A Great Miracle Happened There - Airs Thursday, December 22, at 8 p.m.

Jazz Piano Christmas XXVII - Airs Thursday, December 22, at 9 p.m.

Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party - Airs Friday, December 23, at 2 p.m.

Paul Winter’s 36th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration - Airs Friday, December 23, at 9 p.m.

An Afro Blue Christmas - Airs Friday, December 23, at 11 p.m.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols - Airs Saturday, December 24, at 9 a.m.

Advent Voices - Airs Saturday, December 24, at 3 p.m.

A Cajun Christmas - Airs Saturday, December 24, at 9 p.m.

Handel’s Messiah from Trinity Church, New York - Airs, Sunday, December 25, at 11 a.m.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival - Airs Sunday, December 25, at 2 p.m.

The Rose Ensemble: Christmas in Baroque Malta - Airs Sunday, December 25, at 3 p.m.

Hollywood Holiday - Airs Sunday, December 25, at 5 p.m.

Jonathan Winters' A Christmas Carol - Airs Sunday, December 25, at 6 p.m.

A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico - Airs Sunday, December 25, at 7 p.m.

Song Travels: Home For The Holidays - Airs Sunday, December 25, at 8 p.m.

Hanukkah Lights 2016 - Airs Monday, December 26, at 11 a.m.

Yiddish Radio Project Holiday Special, - Airs Monday, December 26, at 8-10 p.m.

Candles Burning Brightly - Airs Tuesaday, December 27, at 2 p.m.

The Kabbalah of Chanukah - Airs Tuesday, December 27, at 8 p.m.

A Chanukah Celebration Across the Globe - Airs Wednesday, December 28, at 8 p.m.

Toast of the Nation - Airs Saturday, December 31, at 8 p.m.

New! New Year's Day From Vienna 2017 - Airs Sunday, January 1, at 10 a.m.

Capitol Steps Politics Takes a Holiday New Year's Edition 2016 - Airs Sunday, January 1, at 12 noon

Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday New Year's Edition 2016 - Airs Sunday, January 1, at 8 p.m.
 

Airs Tuesday, December 27, at 8 p.m. The Kabbalah of Chanukah: An Inspirational Program for the Festival of Lights A jazz-virtuoso cantor and a kabbalistic psychotherapist bring their respective talents together, to provide new inspiration for Chanukah! Weaving a tapestry of tales and teachings from the Kabbalah together with sacred music from around the world, this dynamic duo reveals some of the hidden treasures of this ancient spiritual tradition.

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Airs Thursday, September 28, 2017, at 7 p.m. Music and Liturgy for Yom Kipur, (The Day of Atonement) Sung by The Western Wind with Guest Cantors, Narrated by Leonard Nimoy. The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble explore the rich and profound musical and spiritual traditions of the Jewish High Holy Days. The Birthday of the World presents some of the most inspiring music of the Jewish Liturgy performed by The Western Wind, guest singers and four internationally renowned cantors.

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Airs Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 1 p.m. Music and teachings from the Jewish mystical traditon on the High Holy Days. Each year, on the evening of the new moon, the beginning of the month of Tishrei in the Jewish lunar calendar, Jewish people around the world begin a period of prayer and self-examination that ends, ten days later, with a twenty-four hour fast. These are the High Holy Days, beginning with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and ending with Yom Kippur, the day of atonement.

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Airs Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 1 p.m. Music for the High Holidays from WQXR is a new one-hour program for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The show has both traditional and composed music from Jewish services-- including a brand new recording of Kol Nidre featuring violinist Itzhak Perlman -- as well as concert music based on High Holidays melodies. Written and hosted by WQXR afternoon announcer Naomi Lewin, Music for the High Holidays also explains a bit about the Jewish new year and its traditions.

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Airs Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 7 p.m. Cast out of Jerusalem, cast out of Spain. The Spanish Jews in their travels absorbed the colorful musical accents of Italy, Turkey and North Africa, including exotic percussion. This musical journey interweaves Sephardic folk song with the Monteverdi-like Hebrew choral work of Salamone Rossi – the Songs of Solomon. The daily rhythms of life – love, rejection, feasting and celebration – culminate in the mystical prayers of Shabbat.

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