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

Mon January 14, 2013
Lucerne Festival

Live from Lucerne

Airs Monday, January 14 at 11:00 a.m.  Red River Radio is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for you to share world-class performances from this year's Lucerne Festival.  The award-winning production team from WQXR in New York was on the ground in Switzerland in to produce these four concert broadcasts. On this program we'll hear the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Choir and the Swedish Radio Choir all under Daniel Harding with soprano Mari Eriksmoen, alto Bernarda Fink, tenor Andrew Staples, and bass Franz-Josef Selig, in Franz Schubert's Gesang der Geister über den Wassern (Song of the Spirits over the Waters), Robert Schumann's Nachtlied (Night Song), and Franz Schubert's Mass in E-flat major.

6:00pm

Sun January 13, 2013
America Abroad

America Abroad: Islamism in Africa

Airs Sunday, January 13 at 6:00 p.m. The assault on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya shocked the American public. African extremist groups like Ansar Dine, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, and Boko Haram threaten to further destabilize a fragile continent. America Abroad will take listeners to Mali, Nigeria, and Kenya's Swahili Coast to learn about these groups, the threat they present, and how African countries are-or aren't-combating them.

12:00pm

Sat January 12, 2013
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s Il Trovatore

Patricia Racette as Leonora
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, January 12 at 12:00 noon.  The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Il Trovatore. The cast features soprano Patricia Racette as Leonora, the noblewoman loved by two men; mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the haunted gypsy Azucena; tenor Marco Berti in the title role of the troubadour Manrico; and baritone Alexey Markov as the jealous Count di Luna. Daniele Callegari conducts. Il Trovatore will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12 p.m. CT on Saturday, January 12. 

8:00pm

Thu January 10, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Punch Brothers 2011 - Part Two

Airs Thursday, January 10 at 8:00 p.m. The second episode of Punch Brothers music from their 2011 appearance in Savannah. 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. Part Two of Two

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11:00am

Thu January 10, 2013
Erich Leinsdorf

Erich Leinsdorf: Perfectionist, Pioneer, and Pedagogue

Part 1 Airs Thursday, January 10 at 11:00 a.m. Come join us as we celebrate the 100th birthday of conductor and educator Erich Leinsdorf. His legacy as a perfectionist conductor of operas, orchestral music and concertos, a passionate educator of performing musicians and a devoted advocate of an enormously wide-ranging arena of composers, is discussed by distinguished artists and others who worked with him. 

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