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

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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8:00pm

Thu August 16, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: The All-Star 'Swing Summit'

Airs Thursday, August 16 at 8:00 p.m. This episode of the Savannah Music Festival Live features highlights from a specially conceived concert in which the esteemed faculty of our Swing Central High School Jazz Band Competition & Workshop performs for the students and the general public.  Each Spring, twelve of the top high school jazz bands from across the nation travel to Savannah to spend three days studying with a handpicked set of instructors who, individually, are some of the greatest jazz musicians of our time.

8:00pm

Mon August 13, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

RISE: Climate Change and Coastal Communities

Airs Monday, August 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Program Two: Facing the Riding Tide

Even when we do understand climate change and it’s impacts, we often do nothing. Why is this? Part Two brings us portraits of two families, a farmer and a land developer. The Mellos and the Fosters provide two different answers to this question.

11:09pm

Sat August 11, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

America's Music Festivals: Tanglewood Music Festival

Airs Monday, August 13 at 11:00 a.m.  Can there be any more beautiful place than the Berkshires in the summer? 210 acres of lawns and meadows echo with the dulcet sounds of classical music every summer in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. Held on the beautiful grounds of the Tanglewood estate, the Tanglewood Music Festival is one of the country’s largest, oldest and best-known festival. Each year, the festival attracts over 350,000 visitors. Each season offers not only a vast quantity of music, but also a vast range of musical forms and styles, all of it presented with a regard for artistic excellence that makes the festival unique.

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3:00pm

Sat August 11, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Russian Accents: Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and the Piano

Airs Saturday, August 11 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part four 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 except for Rachmaninoff's 1929 performance.  In this hour we'll hear Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 with Alexander Toradze as the pianist and the Mariinski Theatre
Orchestra under Valery Gergiev. We close the hour with Rachmaninoff's Etude Tableau in E Minor, Op. 39 featuring pianist Vakhtang Kodanashvili.

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