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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10:01am

Wed November 21, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

10:01 Spotlight: Tipitina Foundation's 'Instruments are Comin' Benefit Concert

Bill Beckett talks with Kathy Melancon about the "Instruments A Comin" Concert on Saturday, November 24 at 8:00 p.m. featuring country music legend and Shreveport native Kix Brooks who returns home for this benefit concert. He'll be joined by blues sensation Sonny Landreth for the show at Shreveport's Historic Municipal Auditorium. All proceeds from the concert will go to the Tipitina Foundation's "Instruments are Comin" program which will be dedicated to the Shreveport-Bossier Parish Schools to buy new high quality instruments for their Music Education programs.

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11:00am

Tue November 20, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Carnegie Hall Live: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique & the Monteverdi Choir

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Airs Tuesday, November 20 at 11:00 a.m.  With blocks of massive choral forces and contrasting moments of repose, the Missa solemnis is uniquely Beethovenian in its ability to convey a broad faith in humankind. Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, and The Monteverdi Choir come together to perform this grand plea for peace.

Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
The Monteverdi Choir
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Soprano Elizabeth Meister,  Mezzo-Soprano Jennifer Johnston,  Tenor Michael Spyres, Bass Matthew Rose.

8:00pm

Mon November 19, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

State of the RE:Union - Ozarks - Full Circle

Airs Monday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. Description: The Ozarks have long been an isolated part of the country. Steep mountains break up the landscape into hills and hollows, making each little town into its own microcosm in this place some call the "State of the Ozarks;" the state line between Missouri and Arkansas meaning little to them. Here, families have stayed in the same hollows for generations with little influence from the outside world. Everyone knows everyone else, and their parents, and their grandparents. Which means that daily life here is steeped in the past, for better or for worse. In this episode, we go deep into the lives of people who live with the ghosts of their past: a family living with the legacy of a murder, young fiddlers learning songs passed down for centuries, and a married couple overcoming a history of domestic violence, together. 

11:00am

Mon November 19, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Summer Stages: Spoleto Festival USA

Airs Monday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m.  This week on Summer Stages, we're headed to Charleston, South Carolina, rich in history, architecture and music! Join us for a visit to the Spoleto Festival USA where the Westminster Choir provides heavenly choral masterpieces and pianist Stephen Prutsman stops by to perform Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 with the festival orchestra. That and more on SummerStages from Classical Public Radio.

3:00pm

Sat November 17, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Fiesta!

Elbio Barilari

Airs Saturday, November 17 at 3:00 p.m.  Fiesta! is a new, original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to your listeners. The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio Barilari is the host and creative force behind this series. He invites listeners to enjoy and learn about the lively and compelling sounds of Latin American classical music. On this week's program we'll hear a profile of Piazzolla, featuring his Suite for Oboe and String Orchestra, his Tres Movimientos Sinfonicos, and his Suite Punta del Este.

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