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, Passover, Easter, The High Holy Days, and more, 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

 

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Airs Monday, December 11, 2017, at 1 p.m. Join us as the critically acclaimed Baroque Orchestra from Cleveland presents this Bach Masterpiece. This performance features Jeanette Sorrell leading the Apollos Fire Orchestra and Singers, starring tenor Nicholas Phan as the Evangelist; baritone Jesse Blumberg as Jesus; Baritone Jeffrey Strauss as Pilate; with soprano Amanda Forsythe; countertenor Terry Wrey; and baritone Christian Immler.

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Airs Monday, December 11, 2017, at 11 a.m. Illuminate the Festival of Lights with this fascinating world music program. A Chanukah Celebration Across the Globe is a journey into the rich and varied melodic traditions of countries where Jews have lived and worshiped for centuries, including music from Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Central Asia ...and Africa!

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Airs Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. Grand candlelit halls, lavish feasts, and stately dances. Escape to the regal elegance of the Elizabethan era. The time and culture of Elizabeth I also contained tension and intrigue; dark and light. And it's all evident in the music of their Christmas celebrations. The Rose Ensemble captures all of that in their popular holiday concert, as they reawaken the ancient with An Elizabethan Christmas.

Airs Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 9 p.m. Hosted by Branford Marsalis, and with music, song and dialogue, “Occasional Shivers” tells the story of two young lovers who meet at a pair of Christmas parties in 1960s Manhattan. The music is new, but sounds straight up torch song, written in the tradition of the Great American Songbook. Millie Maguire, Marshall Crenshaw, Don Dixon, Django Haskins and Skylar Gudasz are joined by jazz greats Scott Sawyer, Bill Frisell and an all-star cast for what is sure to become the next sentimental holiday classic.

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Airs Monday, December 4, 2017 at 11 a.m.  One hour of gorgeous, contemplative music related to the Advent season and the Christmas story and it's symbolism.  Hosted by Lynne Warfel.

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