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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6:00pm

Fri July 27, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Russian Accents: Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and the Piano

Airs Saturday, July 28 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part two 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 Sonata No. 1 with Sean Botkin as pianist and Rchmaninoff's Duets, Op.11 with Vakhtang Kodanashvili and Edisher Savitski as pianists.

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12:00pm

Fri July 27, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Live from London: Barenboim Conducts Beethoven's Ninth to Launch the 2012 Olympics!

Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Airs Friday, July 27 at 12:00 noon.  The world is turning to London this month as the 2012 Olympic Games kick off. Timed to end exactly one minute before the Opening Ceremony begins, APM presents a fabulous live broadcast from the world's largest classical music festival, the London-based BBC Proms! Join APM's Fred Child as he hosts the two-hour program featuring the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Beethoven's triumphant Symphony No. 9. The broadcast will begin with a music-rich pre-games feature, hosted by Fred Child, including highlights of the BBC Proms as well as brief colorful comments from Daniel Barenboim, Olympic athletes, and London locals.

In 1999, Daniel Barenboim, together with the late Palestinian literary scholar Edward Said and by invitation of the Kunstfest Weimar, created a workshop for young musicians from Israel and Palestine and various Arab countries of the Middle East seeking to enable intercultural dialogue and to promote the experience of collaborating on a matter of common interest. Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said named the Orchestra and workshop after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s collection of poems entitled “West-Eastern Divan”, a central work for the evolution of the concept of world culture. (more)

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8:00pm

Thu July 26, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: The Del McCoury Band

Airs Thursday, July 26 at 8:00 p.m.  Tune in for a 2010 Savannah Music Festival performance by one of bluegrass music's most accomplished ensembles, the Del McCoury Band. When you think of American roots music, one of the most distinct styles is bluegrass. Bill Monroe once characterized the genre of music he helped create as: "Scottish bagpipes and old-time fiddlin'. It's Methodist and Holiness and Baptist. It's blues and jazz, and it has a high lonesome sound. It's plain music that tells a good story. It is played from my heart to your heart, and it will touch you. Bluegrass is music that matters."

12:00am

Sun July 22, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

America's Music Festivals: Indiana University Summer Music Festival

Airs Monday, July 23 at 11:00 a.m.  Bloomington, Indiana is home to a thriving arts scene. Music, theater, and dance performances abound, with local talent coming from one of the nation’s top ranking music schools, Indiana University. The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music made 2011 an especially exciting year by debuting the Indiana University Summer Music Festival. Joshua Bell, classical music superstar and one of the school’s most famous alumni, played Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy with the Festival Orchestra conducted by Michael Stern. Other highlights of the festival included performances by legendary pianist and Distinguished Professor Menhem Pressler and by the eclectic string trio Time for Three.

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12:00am

Sun July 22, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Radiolab: After Life

Airs Monday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m.  What happens at the moment when we slip from life...to the other side? Is it a moment? If it is, when exactly does it happen? And what happens afterward? It’s an episode full of questions that don't have easy answers. Radiolab stares down the very moment of passing, and speculates about what may lay beyond.

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