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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12:00pm

Sat August 25, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Cleveland Orchestra Live

Airs Saturday, August 25 at 12:00 noon. Red River Radio is pleased to bring back the Cleveland Orchestra for another superb season of broadcast concerts from the orchestra's home at Severance Hall in Cleveland and from concerts performed around the country and the world. On this week's concert Marin Alsop leads the orchestra in Barber's Symphony No. 1.  She will be joined on stage by violinist Peter Otto for Bernstein's Serenade (after Plato's “Symposium”). The concert concludes with organist Joela Jones as soloist in the Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Opus 78, and “Organ” by Saint-Saens.

12:00am

Sat August 25, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Russian Accents: Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and the Piano

Airs Saturday, August 25 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part six of an exploration of the piano music of Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky with commentary by Valery Gergiev, Alexander Toradze, Gianandrea Noseda and Joseph Horowitz. All performances on this program are live. This week we continue our exploration of the piano works of Stravinsky, with his two piano version of the Rite of Spring featuring Genadi Zagor and Edisher Savitski as pianists. Then Stravinsky's Danse sacrale from  featuring Rex Lawson, pianolist (this is a pianola performance).  The program concludes with the Sonata for Two Pianos featuring George Vatchnadze and Genadi Zagor as pianists.

9:00pm

Fri August 24, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Johnny Cash: The Number Ones

Airs Friday, August 24 at 9:00 p.m.  Johnny Cash made a mark on the world that went well beyond his songs. Musically, spiritually, politically – he was a complex man with qualities that generations have held in high regard. In this one hour radio special, you’ll hear from many of his old friends and new admirers - including Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Shelby Lynne, Rhett Miller, Brandi Carlisle, Amy Lee, Lucinda Williams, Shooter Jennings and Sam Beam. Hosted by Tony Lawson.

12:00pm

Fri August 24, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Tanglewood at 75: Gala Concert with Yo-Yo Ma, John Williams, and James Taylor

Airs Friday, August 24 at 12:00 noon.  To celebrate Tanglewood's 75th Anniversary, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and Tanglewood Festival Chorus will all appear, along with conductors John Williams, Keith Lockhart, David Zinman, and Andris Nelsons;  soloists Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Peter Serkin, James Taylor, and Anne-Sophie Mutter. The program will be wide-ranging and will include works by Tanglewood legends including Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein. Fred Child and Ron Della Chiesa are the co-hosts.

8:00pm

Thu August 23, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Dick Hyman Trio, Part One

Airs Thursday, August 23 at 8:00 p.m.   Tune in for part one of a two-part special featuring the Savannah Music Festival performance by a piano, guitar and reed trio featuring Dick Hyman, Howard Alden and Ken Peplowski. The term "piano trio" usually refers to to a group comprising a pianist, a double bass player and a drummer. The pianist is generally the leader of these trios, which are usually named after the pianist, such as the Bill Evans Trio or Oscar Peterson Trio. In 1937, however, Nat King Cole formed a piano-guitar-bass trio in Los Angeles, and it became the ensemble format that he would use for the remainder of his life, proving that you didn't need a drum kit to swing.

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