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 August 20, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

America's Music Festivals: Bang on a Can Music Festival

Airs Monday, August 20 at 11:00 a.m.  Bang on a Can’s Summer Music Festival focuses on new and adventurous contemporary music. For three weeks each summer, performers and composers alike head to the industrial heart of the Berkshires collaborate on, create and perform new music pieces. The festival is hosted at the Massachusetts Musuem of Contemporary Art and culminates with an incredible six hour concert in the museum. Known for its spirit of originality and experimentation, the festival concentrates on developing talented young musicians who are not afraid to play outside the box. This year’s festival included classes in improvisation techniques, an Orchestra of Original Instruments by Mark Stewart and an African dancing and drumming rhythm seminar by Nani Agbeli. Guest faculty over the years has included Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen and Meredith Monk.

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12:00pm

Sat August 18, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Cleveland Orchestra Live

Airs Saturday, August 18 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 Fabio Luisi will lead the orchestra in conductor Richard Strauss' Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Opus 28  and Strauss'  Aus Italien, Opus 16. In between pianist Jonathan Biss joines maestro Luisi and Orchestra for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453.

11:00am

Sat August 18, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Jeremy Denk

Airs Saturday, August 18 at 2:00 p.m.  Join us for a new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, celebrating its 40th season as one of the world’s leading performing arts festivals. Artistic director Marc Neikrug and broadcast host Kerry Frumkin will take you through 13 weeks of world class chamber performances. This week pianist Jeremy Denk is featured in Ligeti's Ėtude No. 6, Automne à Varsovie from book one of his Ėtudes for Piano. Then flutist Joshua Smith and clarinetist Todd Levy join Lily Francis, and L.P. How on violins, violist Cynthia Phelps, cellist Ronald Thomas and harpist Yolanda Kondonassis for Maurice Ravel's Introduction and Allegro. The program concludes with Fauré's Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15
with pianist Jeremy Denk joined by John Dalley, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola; and Ronald Thomas, cello.

10:00am

Sat August 18, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Russian Accents: Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and the Piano

Airs Saturday, August 18 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part five of an exploration of the piano music of Rachmaninoff with commentary by Valery Gergiev, Alexander Toradze, Gianandrea Noseda and Joseph Horowitz. All performances on this program are live. This week begin to explore the piano works of Stravinsky, with performance of his Scherzo from F-Sharp Minor Piano Sonata featuring pianist Genadi Zagor;  Three Episodes from The Firebird arranged for Solo Piano by Guido Agosti  and featuring pianist Alexander Korsantia; and Three Movements from Petrushka with Alexander Toradze as the pianist.

12:00pm

Fri August 17, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Young Artists Competition 2012 Winner's Concert

Airs Friday, August 17 at 12:00 noon. Join us for the Winner's Concert from the 2012 Young artist Competition. The judges made their selections and the winners assembled on Sunday, May 13, at 5 p.m., at LSU Shreveport's University Center Theater to perform. Red River Radio captured this concert for broadcast. Here is today's concert and the performers. Click on this post and listen to concert again online. (more)

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