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.



Sat September 15, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information


Airs Saturday, September 15 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 Five centuries of Latin American orchestral music, from the Baroque period to the present day. A fiesta of sounds from Cuba, Paraguay, Uruguay and Mexico. Alejandro Garcia Caturla's Tres Danzas Cubanas; Domenico Zipoli's Elevazione; Jaurés Lamarque-Pons' Three movements from Concierto de Inviernio for Guitar and Orchestra; Arturo Marquez's Danzon Numero Cuatro.


Sat September 15, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Johannes String Quartet

Airs Saturday, September 15 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's concert Violinists John Dalley & Lily Francis join Violist Cynthia Phelps for Dvorak's Terzetto in C Major, Op. 74. Then the Johannes String Quartet are joned by pianist Inon Barnaton for
Robert Schumann's Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47.


Sat September 15, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Cleveland Orchestra Live

Airs Saturday, September 15 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 Maestra Franz Welser-Möst is joined by pianist Yefim Bronfman for the Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Opus 15 of Brahms. The concert opens with Saariaho's Laterna Magica and also features Mozart's Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543.


Fri September 14, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight: Giovanni de Chiaro

Bill Beckett talks with Classical Guitarist Giovanni de Chiaro who will perform a recital as part of the new performance series at St. George's Episcopal Church in Bossier City this Sunday Afternoon at 2:00 p.m.  The Church is located at 1959 Airline Dr.  in Bossier City. The concert is free and open to all and Free Will Offerings will be accepted. 


Thu September 13, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal

Airs Thursday, September 13 at 8:00 p.m.  A 2011 Savannah Music Festival production entitled "African Interplay" featured new music from Bob Sadin performed by the Lionel Loueke Ensemble, and began with an enchanting set by kora player Ballake Sissoko and cellist Vincent Segal. 
When people hear the term "chamber music", more often than not they think of a form of Classical music from the European tradition written for a small number of instruments. In the past 100 years, however, chamber music has grown to include any art music that is performed by a small number of musicians with one player to a part. Tune in to hear part one of one of the 2011 Savannah Music Festival's most distinctive original productions: African Interplay. Malian kora master Ballake Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Segal create an original and intimate sound that comes from both African and European musical traditions.