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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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.

9:00pm

Fri August 10, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Elton John: Love Is The Cure

Airs Friday, August 10 at 9:00 p.m.   In an exclusive, authorized one-hour special, Love Is The Cure,  Elton John conveys the personal toll AIDS has taken on his life - and his infinite determination to stop its spread. Listeners will hear Elton's story in his own words interspersed with some of his classic music. such as "Crocodile Rock", "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting", "Rocket Man", "Tiny Dancer", and  "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding".

In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one, perish needlessly from AIDS. Since then, Elton has dedicated himself to overcoming the plague and the stigma of AIDS through the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised and donated $275 million to fighting the disease worldwide. Elton's new book, Love Is The Cure, is his personal account of his life during the AIDS epidemic, including stories of his close friendships with Ryan White, Freddie Mercury, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, and others, and the story of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.  Now Elton shares these stories with the public radio audience. Love is the Cure is produced by Denny Somach Productions for On the Strip Radio.

12:00pm

Fri August 10, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Cleveland Orchestra Live

Airs Saturday, August 11 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 Ton Koopman takes the podium to lead the Ocrhestra and Soprano  in Bach's  Cantata No. 202,  “The Wedding Cantata.” This All Bach program will also feature Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, BWV 1048;  Bach's Sinfonia in b, BWV 208; Sinfonia in D, BWV 42; and Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C, BWV 1066 .

11:00am

Fri August 10, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Airs Saturday, August 11 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 we feature the World Premiere of Sean Shepherd's Quartet for Oboe and Strings (A 2011 Co-Commission by Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and La Jolla Music Society) with Liang Wang, oboe; Giora Schmidt, violin; Lily Francis, viola; and Felix Fan, cello.  Also on the program, the Orion String Quartet will be joined by violist Lily Francis for Mozart's String Quintet No. 3 in C Major.

8:00pm

Thu August 9, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Sarah Jarosz

Airs Thursday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m.  Few musical communities have proven more nurturing of emerging talent than bluegrass and its acoustic tributaries. In part this is because precocious youth has proved a wise investment, as evidenced by former teenage virtuosos such as Marty Stuart, Alison Krauss and Chris Thile. But mostly this is because the players themselves are drawn together by their innate love of the music, and by a common quest for new ways to play it. In this episode, we listen to Sarah Jarosz playing with violinist Alex Hargreaves and cellist Nathaniel Smith.

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