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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12:00pm

Fri July 13, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Regional Symphony Broadcast: Overtures & Ovations with the Shreveport Symphony

Donna McKechnie

Airs Friday, July 13 at 12:00 noon.  River City Repertory Theatre, the area’s only professional theatre company, presents its 2012 “Overtures & Ovations” concert, recorded live at Riverview Theatre. The concert brings together the Shreveport Symphony and the Shreveport Opera Chorus performing an evening of Broadway overtures and definitive songs with Tony Award winning actress, Donna McKechnie and London’s West End star, Jeremiah James. They will lead the audiences through an evening of show stopping performances and overtures that have set the standard on Broadway.

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8:00pm

Thu July 12, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: The Gerald Clayton Trio

Airs Thursday, July 12 at 8:00 p.m.  Tune in to this episode to hear one of the most exciting young pianist in jazz, Gerald Clayton, performing with Hareesh Ragovan on bass and Justin Brown on drums at the 2010 Savannah Music Festival. The most common piano trio format in jazz has usually included a pianist, a bassist and a drummer. Communication between these three players is built around the talents they have amassed through extensive training, so that their reflexes are to the point where the music takes over on the bandstand.

8:00pm

Mon July 9, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Radiolab: Lucy

Airs Monday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m.  Chimps. Bonobos. Humans. We're all great apes, but that doesn’t mean we’re one happy family. Is this kind of cross-species co-habitation an utterly stupid idea? Or might it be our one last hope as more and more humans fill up the planet? This hour of Radiolab: stories of trying to live together. A chimp named Lucy teaches us the ups and downs of growing up human, and a visit to The Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa highlights some of the basics of bonobo culture (be careful, they bite).

11:00am

Mon July 9, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

America's Music Festivals: Sante Fe Chamber Music Festival

Airs Monday, July 9 at 11:00 a.m.  Perched in the Sangre de Cristo mountains, Sante Fe is the nation’s oldest capitol city and has become a hotbed of artistic activity. Between the inspiring landscapes, the devotion to art and the city’s own diverse multicultural nature, there is no wonder why Sante Fe calls itself “the city different.” The Sante Fe Chamber Music Festival fits perfectly into this unique atmosphere, offering a six-week season of more than 80 concerts, recitals, master classes, youth concerts and open rehearsals each year. The festival celebrates the city itself in its concert venues, including the historic St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Sante Fe Lensic Performing Arts Center and the Simms Auditiorium at Albuquerque Academy.

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1:00pm

Sat July 7, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Metropolitan Opera's 2012 National Council Winners Concert

Airs, Saturday, July 7 at 1:00 p.m.  The Metropolitan Opera presents the winners of the 2012 National Council Auditions. They are: Janai Brugger, soprano from Darien, IL; Anthony Clark Evans, baritone from Owensboro, KY; Matthew Grills, tenor from Newtown, CT; Margaret Mezzacappa, mezzo-soprano from Euclid, OH; and Andrey Nemzer, countertenor from Moscow, Russia. The winners were selected from nine finalists who performed arias with the MET Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Davis. Each winner receives a cash prize of $15,000, as well as invaluable career exposure: the audience for the auditions includes influential opera executives, artist managers, and music critics, and some of the biggest stars in opera received their first major recognition as National Council Winners.

The Grand Finals Concert is hosted by renowned bass-baritone Eric Owens, a 1996 National Council Auditions winner. During the judges’ deliberations, he gave a special performance of “Ella giammai m’amò,” King Philip’s aria from Verdi’s Don Carlo. The Grand Finals Concert was recorded for broadcast at a later date on public radio stations across the United States.

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