Special Programs: Upcoming Community and Cultural Programs

Red River Radio offers a wide variety of programming, from classical, jazz and blues to news, public affairs, entertainment and information programming. We will also present specials for various holidays, cultural events, and documentaries on important issues of the day. Bookmark this page for information about these various specials. This page will be updated weekly. If an item you heard was removed and you'd like more information contact Bill Beckett at wbeckett@lsus.edu

                                   

  Here is what is coming up on Red River Radio.

  The following is a list of past specials you may have heard.

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12:00pm

Sat March 30, 2013
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s La Traviata

Diana Damrau
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, March 30 at 12 noon.  The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s La Traviata, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin in his first Met performances of the Verdi tragedy. This run of performances marks Diana Damrau’s first time ever singing the role of the courtesan Violetta. Saimir Pirgu is Violetta’s lover Alfredo. And Plácido Domingo adds the baritone role of Alfredo’s father, Giorgio Germont, to his vast repertoire. La Traviata will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 30. 

9:00pm

Fri March 29, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Airs Friday, March 29 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we'll feature some familiar sounds to open, music from Jethro Tull, plus new music from the Hat Check Girl, Allison Crow, and Louisiana's Chris Belleau. Later in our first hour, an epic performance from Aretha Franklin. On our Concert Hour this week feature Brandi Carlisle coming to you from Bonnaroo,... and in our final hour we'll search for the lost verses. Join me Friday at 9 for the Caravan on Red River Radio.

Caravan Playlist for Friday, March 29, 2013

12:00pm

Fri March 29, 2013
Apollo's Fire

Apollo's Fire: Bach's St. John's Passion

Apollo's Fire

Airs Friday, March 29 at 12 noon. Apollo's Fire- The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra under founding music director Jeannette Sorrell present Bach's St. John's Passion, with Ian Honeyman as the Evangelist; Jeffrey Strauss as Jesus; Michael McMurray as Pilate; Jolle Greenleaf & Arine Grimm sopranos; Kirsten Sollek mezzo-soprano; Richard Edgar-Wilson & Marc Molomot tenors; Tom Meglioranza baritone and Apollo's Singers & Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra. With the St. John Passion, Apollo's Fire has moved audiences in Cleveland, on tour, and across the country by radio. Sorrell and her stellar company of dramatic soloists perform the work as a sweeping saga, "revelatory ... with impassioned singing and playing bringing Bach's score to life with contemporary immediacy" (Opera News).

11:00am

Fri March 29, 2013
Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Easter Celebration and Easter Jubilance

Airs Friday, March 29 at 11 a.m. The world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir under the direction Mack Wilberg with organist Andrew Unsworth present Easter Celebration and Easter Jubilance, a celebration of the season in song. Music featured includes Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise, Our Savior's Love, Since By Man Came Death from Messiah, God So Loved the World, He Is Risen, and Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.

8:00pm

Thu March 28, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: The Punch Brothers 2012

Airs Thursday, March 28 at 8 p.m. The forward movement of contemporary American stringband music has always been fueled by a tradition that existed outside the classroom setting. When a young person attempts to pursue an American style such as bluegrass, Cajun, country or blues, the earliest method of learning often begins with imitating music from recordings. Later on, participation in jam sessions, lessons with a mentor, and getting connected with better players is the easiest route toward figuring out how to play your instrument. In this episode we listen to a group of mostly non-formally trained string players that has developed a wholly original sound based on their collective approach to music making.

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