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.



Fri March 15, 2013
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: Philippe Quint with the Shreveport Symphony

Kermit Poling sits down with violinist Philippe Quint and Music Director Michael Butterman to talk about the Four Seasons Concert this Saturday with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. They also play a Tchaikovsky melody in our new studio. The concert Saturday features the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi and Astor Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires .  Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1 will open the performance.  Information about the concert can be found at Shreveport Symphony.


Thu March 14, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Mike Marshall, Darol Anger and Väsen

Airs Thursday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m.  Innovators in acoustic music from America and Sweden come together to explore the commonalities between Swedish polskas and Appalachian fiddle tunes. Recorded live at the Charles H. Morris Center during the Savannah Music Festival. 

The country of Sweden has a folk music tradition that goes back at least 700 years. Importantly, this tradition still serves as the impetus for songs being created today. One of the most original Swedish groups to emerge in the late 20th century is a trio known as Väsen, whose creative output has shown that Swedish traditional music is still alive and well in our time. During this episode, we listen to Väsen as they combine forces with two of American music's finest improvisational players, Mike Marshall and Darol Anger, in a performance the group gave at the Savannah Music Festival. Each of the five players brings his own personality to the table and the sum of the parts is one that takes instrumental music in new, innovative directions.


Thu March 14, 2013
11:01 Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: Mark Wood with the Marshall Symphony

Bill Beckett talks with Mark Wood and Leonard Kacenjar about the Electrify Your Strings program and concert with the Marshall Symphony Orchestra at Marshall High School, Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m.

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Wed March 13, 2013


Tue March 12, 2013
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Three Clarinets Live

Airs Tuesday, March 12 at 9 p.m.  The name of the band refers to Ken Peplowski, a Swing-era specialist; Evan Christopher, a living historian of the New Orleans Creole clarinet; and Anat Cohen — what doesn't she do? They're not the only ones on stage, of course — they'll be backed by a band which knows the time-honored and broad-shouldered methods of swing. This reedy convocation on the state of the clarinet today was put together for Newport, and — on the birthday anniversary of Louis Armstrong — was filled with ad lib fireworks.

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