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.
 

Apollo’s Fire / Apollo’s Fire

Airs Friday, April 14, 2017, at 12 noon. Twenty-five years ago, Apollo’s Fire burst on the scene with dazzling style. Four European tours and 25 CD releases later, Apollo’s Fire has played to sold-out crowds in New York, Boston, Washington, San Francisco, Madrid, Bordeaux, the Tanglewood Festival and the BBC Proms in London. Founding Artistic Director Jeannette Sorrell is hailed for her “inspired leadership” (THE INDEPENDENT, London) and “revelatory performances” (OPERA NEWS).

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Airs Friday, April 14, 2017, at 11 a.m. Violinist Itzhak Perlman and Klezmer Conservatory Band founder Hankus Netsky join WETA's James David Jacobs to share music and memories of Passover from diverse traditions. The program is roughly divided into four sections or "cups" and features cantorial music, Klezmer, selections from Handel's Israel in Egypt, an exploration of "Go Down Moses," the Four Questions, a discussion of Passover food, and an appearance by past President Barak Obama

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Airs Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 8 p.m. This Passover holiday special magazine celebrates the journey from slavery to freedom with segments featuring Emmy Award Winner Jeremy Piven; Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brookds; 'Kosher Gospel' singer Joshua Nelson;Iranian-born novelist Gina Nahai; "The Giant Leap", an original family radio play by the acclaimed Storahtelling; a moving piece about "Freedom Song", an original musical about a Passover meal written by recovering addicts; and more...Hosted by Arye Gross.

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Airs Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 1 p.m. Fasten your seat belts and pass the chicken soup! Passover Dreams takes us from the Seder table to the edge of the universe. Audio magician Jim Metzner conjures up Albert Einstein, Frederick Douglass, Lenny Bruce and host of other Seder guests to plumb the depths of one of the world's oldest holidays in this Gabriel Award-winning program. The Layers of Passover's “Meaning Questions” are the tools that the Passover celebration offers as it urges us to dig deeper into our lives. Why is this night different from all other nights?

Airs Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 1 p.m. Renowned actor Theodore Bikel and The Western Wind, America's pre-eminent vocal ensemble, present 25 eclectic selections that, along with an inspring narration, serve as musical documentary of Passover. Music includes Hebrew folk melodies, classical European liturgical music, ancient Sephardic chants, Klezmer-style improvisations, and traditional songs from the Seder. This program is designed for listeners of any religious background and provides a good introduction to a holiday whose lessons of redemption and faith are universal.

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