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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8:00pm

Thu August 30, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Dick Hyman Trio, Part Two

Airs Thursday, August 30 at 8:00 p.m.  Tune in for part two of a special featuring the 2010 Savannah Music Festival performance by a piano, guitar and reed trio featuring Dick Hyman, Howard Alden and Ken Peplowski. The term "piano trio" usually refers to to a group comprising a pianist, a double bass player and a drummer. The pianist is generally the leader of these trios, which are usually named after the pianist, such as the Bill Evans Trio or Oscar Peterson Trio. In 1937, however, Nat King Cole formed a piano-guitar-bass trio in Los Angeles, and it became the ensemble format that he would use for the remainder of his life, proving that you didn't need a drum kit to swing.

8:00pm

Mon August 27, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Groundwork: Democracy Close to Home

Airs Monday, August 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by Scott Simon.  At a time of political gridlick and polarization at the national level, Groundwork explores the tone and flavor of democratic action in towns and cities, where one's antagonist is not an opposing talking head or a politician from a state of a different 'color,' but a neighbor.

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11:00am

Mon August 27, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Summer Stages

Airs, Monday, August 27 at 11:00 a.m. On our first program in the Summer Stages series we’re headed to Transylvania.  Not the land of Count Dracula, but the land of waterfalls and cycling trails, the Hellbender Salamander and the white squirrel, not to mention the Brevard Music Center and Festival!  JoAnn Falletta conducts the Brevard Music Center Orchestra in a program including Der Rosenkavalier Suite by Richard Strauss and Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto performed by Norman Krieger.

2:00pm

Sat August 25, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Airs Saturday, August 25 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 two trios are featured. First violinist William Preucil joins cellist Eric Kim and pianist Shai Wosner for Haydn's Piano Trio in A Major.  Then violinist Ida Kavafian is joined by cellist Peter Wiley and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott for Beethoven's Piano Trio No. 2 in G Major, Op. 1.

12:00pm

Sat August 25, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Cleveland Orchestra Live

Airs Saturday, August 25 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 Marin Alsop leads the orchestra in Barber's Symphony No. 1.  She will be joined on stage by violinist Peter Otto for Bernstein's Serenade (after Plato's “Symposium”). The concert concludes with organist Joela Jones as soloist in the Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Opus 78, and “Organ” by Saint-Saens.

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