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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11:00am

Thu June 13, 2013
Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Good Fathers & A Father's Gift

Airs Thursday, June 13 at 11 a.m.  Joined the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they celebrate fatherhood in word and song with selections including Gently Raise the Sacred Strain, Awake and Arise, All Ye Children of Light, In the Learning of My Father, Sunrise, Sunset, from Fiddler on the Roof, and He's Got the Whole World in His Hands.

8:00pm

Tue June 11, 2013
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Lewis Nash Quintet Live

Airs Tuesday, June 11 at 9 p.m.  Drummer Lewis Nash is certainly no stranger to prestigious festival stages; he's served in bands led by Betty Carter, Branford Marsalis and Tommy Flanagan, and that was relatively early in his career. So it's a great move to give the supporting cast member, who truly innovates within jazz traditions, a share of the spotlight. One of the bands he leads features the front line of Jeremy Pelt on trumpet and Jimmy Greene on tenor sax, with Donald Vega on piano and Peter Washington on bass.

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11:00am

Mon June 10, 2013
Pittsburgh Symphony

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Airs Monday, June 10 at 11 a.m. Join us this Monday for another concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony when Andre Previn takes the podium to lead the orchestra in his own Triple Concerto as well as Franz Josef Haydn’s Symphony No. 102 and Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian”. The soloists will be George Vosburgh on trumpet,William Caballero on horn and Craig Knox, tuba

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6:00pm

Sun June 9, 2013
Walking Across America

Walking Across America: Advice for a Young Man

Airs Sunday, July 9 at 6 p.m. From Andrew Forsthoefel: "I decided to walk across the country for several reasons. Producing an hour-long radio essay about it was not one of them. When I left home, I had no idea what would become of the tape I hoped to record. At the beginning of the walk, I thought it would be a good idea to have a focus question for the interviews. The question was about transformation. What does it mean to you and when have you experienced it? I was at a transformative time in my own life, so that question seemed right. I quickly abandoned the idea, though. It seemed too contrived or constraining. Instead, I just started talking to people about their lives and, sometimes, what their lives had taught them. I’d ask people about the idea of home, aloneness, family, love, death; all sorts of stuff. I thought people would be resistant to being interviewed. Not so. The vast majority wanted to be heard, and they didn’t mind the recorder. Nearly every time, they had something they wanted to share.  I was wearing a sign that said “Walking to Listen,” and there was no shortage of people to listen to."

12:00pm

Sat June 8, 2013
Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Elektra and Hansel & Gretel

Airs Saturday, June 8 at 12 noon.  Join us this Saturday at noon for an operatic double feature with Richard Strauss' Elektra sung in German and Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel also sung in German. Elektra features in the title roll, Emily Magee as Chrysothemis, Jill Grove as Clytemnestra with Alan Held as Orestes and Roger Honeywell as Aegisthus. Sir Andrew Davis conducts this production directed by David McVicar.      In Hansel & Gretel Elizabeth DeShong plays Hansel and Maria Kanyova plays Gretel with Jill Grove as the Witch, Julie Makerov as the Mother and Brian Mulligan as the father. Eric Einhorn directs this production with Ward Stare conducting.

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