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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2:00pm

Thu March 28, 2013
Passover

Passover: A Time To Cross Over

Airs Thursday, March 28 at 2:00 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 Brooks; '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.

11:00am

Thu March 28, 2013
Music of the Baroque

Music of the Baroque: Bach's Mass in B Minor

Airs Thursday, March 28 at 11 a.m. Music of the Baroque offers a Holy Week special: Bach's Mass in B Minor conducted by Jane Glover. The soloists include Yulia Van Doren, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor; Stephen Powell, baritone and the Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra. Join us for this masterpiece on Red River Radio.

11:00am

Tue March 26, 2013
Carnegie Hall Live

Carnegie Hall Live: Berlin Philharmonic

Airs Thursday, March 21 at 11 a.m. The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra takes the stage under  Simon Rattle with Soprano  Camilla Tilling, Mezzo-Soprano Bernarda Fink, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir under Joe Miller for Three songs by Hugo Wolf and Mahler's  Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection).

11:00am

Mon March 25, 2013
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Airs Monday, March 25 at 11 a.m.  Leonard Slatkin take the podium to lead this weeks concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony in Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus and the Flower Clock by Jean Francaix’s. The concert also features Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

6:00pm

Sun March 24, 2013
Passover

Why This Night with Rabbi Ismar Schorsch

Larry Josephson

Airs Sunday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m.  This special is a new production in a series of a conversation about Passover, one of the most important and most beloved holidays on the Jewish calendar. Larry Josephson, a secular Jew who now wants to know more about the religion of his grandparents, asks Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, to explain the meaning of Passover in a post-9/11 world. Dr. Schorsch tells Larry the story of Passover -- its history, rituals and foods, and the origins and structure of the Seder. The music of Passover, sung by some of the best cantors and choirs in the world, is artfully woven in and out of the conversation. The music was chosen by Cantor Marcia Tilchin, the Associate Producer. The program was developed and produced by Larry Josephson, and edited and mixed by Peter Zanger.

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