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.



Sat April 20, 2013
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Wagner's Siegfried

Jay Hunter Morris as Siegfried
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m. The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Siegfried, the third opera in Wagner’s epic Der Ring des Nibelungen. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the performance, which is part of the first of three Ring cycles that will be heard at the Met this season in honor of the composer’s bicentennial. Jay Hunter Morris sings the title role of the fearless hero, with Deborah Voigt as his true love, Brünnhilde; Mark Delavan as the Wanderer – the god Wotan in disguise; Gerhard Siegel as the Nibelung dwarf Mime; Eric Owens as Mime’s brother Alberich; and Meredith Arwady as the earth goddess Erda. Siegfried will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, April 20.


Thu April 18, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Chico Pinheiro Quintet

Airs Thursday, April 18 at 8 p.m. Brazilian music has produced many creative composers and a wealth of great guitarists, but rarely do these talents reside within the same individual. One such exception is the brilliant young musician Chico Pinheiro, who was born in Sao Paolo in 1974, and has distinguished himself as a remarkable presence both in and outside the Brazilian music scene. In this episode, we listen to a 2011 SMF performance of Mr. Pinheiro with his quintet, including a duet performance with Romero Lubambo and a special guest appearance by jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves. 


Thu April 18, 2013
William Inge's Picnic

Red River Radio Spotlight: Picnic

Bill Beckett talks with director Kip Holloway, Chelsea Hockaday (Madge) and Andrew Wood (Hal) about their production of William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize winning dramatic play "Picnic," which opens tonight in the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse at Centenary College.  More information about show times and tickets can be found here.

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Mon April 15, 2013
Pittsburgh Symphony

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Airs Monday, April 15 at 11 a.m. This week Juraj Valcuha takes the podium to lead the orchestra in Maurice Ravel’s Suite from Mother Goose and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances; The Steven Stucky’s Spirit Voices will feature Evelyn Glennie as percussionist.


Fri April 12, 2013


Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Airs Friday, April 12 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll hear new music from Yellow Red Sparks,  Antje Duvekot, Sarah Jarosz and Colin Linden, ... we'll take a walk with Alice Coltrane, and we'll flash back to a couple of classics from "A' Train and King Curtis. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band takes the stage in hour two and you'll find us Somewhere Down The Crazy River in our final set. Join us Friday at 9 for the Caravan on Red River Radio.

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