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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10:57am

Mon November 12, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

State of the RE:Union - Baltimore - Outsiders In

Row Houses in Baltimore

Airs Monday, October 15 at 8:00 p.m.  Baltimore is a city of many neighborhoods, of intense divides--racial, class, and otherwise--not easily overcome. It's a city bogged down by a reputation for crime, poverty and dysfunction--a reputation not entirely undeserved. But all of that overshadows the passion and dedication many Baltimoreans have for their city, and for taking on what's wrong with it in ways small and large. In this episode, we tell stories of people who are working from outside the system to take on Baltimore's problems and shepherd its promises into fruition.

10:56am

Mon November 12, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Glenn Miller Goes To War With The Army Air Force Band

Airs Monday, November 12 at 9:00 p.m.  It was one of the greatest jazz orchestras ever assembled, led by a popular bandleader who took it overseas to raise the morale of the Allied soldiers fighting World War II in Europe—and who then vanished at the height of his popularity.

“Glenn Miller Goes To War With the Army Air Force Band” features interviews with AAF band member Nat Peck (who signed on with Miller’s military ensemble in 1943 at the age of 19), historian Michael McGerr, and the music of the AAF in all of its configurations—ballads with singer Johnny Desmond, uptempo swing numbers featuring the big band, easy-listening with-strings recordings, a modern-jazz small group side with pianist Mel Powell, and a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with Bing Crosby in England in August 1944. 

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12:00pm

Sat November 10, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Cleveland Orchestra Live

Airs Saturday, November 10 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. This week we'll hear a concert featuring Misuko Uchida as conductor and pianist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 in Eb;  Mozart's Serenade No. 11;  and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 in C. Then, from the archives, Copland's suite from “Our Town” with the Cleveland Orchestra under Michael Tilson Thomas.

11:00am

Sat November 10, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Mozart Festival

The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Airs, Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. The Mozart Festival is recorded in Mozart's hometown of Salzburg, Austria and includes performances by some of the world's leading soloists and orchestras, backstage clips with performers, and location-recorded features touring the Mozarteum Foundation's priceless collections, including Mozart's original manuscripts and personal possessions. On this week's program we'll hear Mozart's the Gloria from Mass in C with soprano Sophie Mitterhuber, alto Bernadette Furch, tenor Maximilian Kiener, and bass William Hackett joined by the Salzburg Chorus and Orchestra under János Czifra. The we'll hear the first movement from Mozart's Piano Concerto in E-flat with pianist Emanuel Ax and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Pablo Heras-Casado. We'll also feature Mozart's Aria “Tiger! wetze nur die Klauen” from Zaide with soprano Mojca Erdmann and David Afkham leading the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg and the concert concludes with the final two movements from Mozart's Symphony in C, “Jupiter”.

10:00am

Sat November 10, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Fiesta!

A Ritual Fire Dance

Airs Saturday, November 10 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 weeks program we'll hear Na es eterno by Bulerias; guitarist Carlos Montoya in Flamenco; pianist Rosa Torres-Pardo in De Falla's Danza Del Terror; flamenco singer Rocio Marquez in the Flamenco Tango; the Granada Serenata from the Suite Espanola No. 1 by Albeniz; the song Sale el Sol by Enrique Morente; the  Intermezzo from Goyesca by Granados featuring Nancy Steltmann on clarinet and Mary Louise Vetrano on piano; and De Falla's Danza Ritual Del Fuego with pianist Rosa Torres-Parda.

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