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 4, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Russian Accents: Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and the Piano

Airs Saturday, August 4 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part three 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's Symphonic Dances in a two-piano version featuring Vahtang Kodanashvili and Edisher Savitski as the pianists and Rachmaninoff's Excerpts from Etudes Tableau, Op. 33 featuring Edisher Savitski, piano.

2:00pm

Sat August 4, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Airs Saturday, August 4 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 J.S. Bach's Piano Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052 with Shai Wosner as the pianist and Guillermo Figueroa will be the violinist for Astor Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.

12:00pm

Sat August 4, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Cleveland Orchestra Live

Airs Saturday, August 4 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 Alan Gilbert lead the orchestra in Beethoven's  Romance No. 2, Op. 50;  Webern's Im Sommerwind;  Bruch's Adagio appassionata, Op.. 57;  and Schoenberg's Pelleas and Melisande.

8:00pm

Thu August 2, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

Airs Thursday, August 2 at 8:00 p.m.  Tune in to hear one of Mali's most renowned musicians, Bassekou Kouyate, performing with his group Ngoni Ba. The musical heritage of French West Africa includes a wealth of traditional and popular music styles from a variety of countries including Senegal, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Benin and Mali. The arid, landlocked nation of Mali is a cultural colossus. Its contemporary music serves as a rich and varied reminder of American music's West African roots.

10:01am

Thu August 2, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight: Fences at Shreveport Little Theatre

Bill Beckett sits down with Director Robert Alford II and Actor Sy Richardson to discuss their production of August Wilson's play "Fences," which opens tonight at the Shreveport Little Theatre. More Information can be found at:  Shreveport Little Theatre

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