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

Thu April 5, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Music of the Baroque: Handel's Messiah

Airs Friday, April 6 at 12:00 noon  George Frideric Handel’s Messiah will be conducted by Jane Glover.   The soloists include Elizabeth Futral, soprano; Jennifer Rivera, mezzo-soprano; John McVeigh, tenor and Christopheren Nomura, baritone.

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11:00am

Thu April 5, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Church Music: Why We Sing

Airs Friday, April 6 at 9:00 p.m. A documentary exploring why we sing music at church and what it does for individuals and communities. Church music is one of the few pure forms of human expression. Just a person, their voice, and the belief that compassion is self-fulfilling and will birth more compassion. Here in a one-hour special we explore the many kinds of church music in America. The culture and the people behind the voices. Who sings and why, and what those songs say about our country. This documentary takes equally from several Christian denominations and is prefect for air around Easter, Christmas, or on any given Sunday.

9:00pm

Tue April 3, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Newport Jazz Festival: Randy Weston's African Rhythms Trio

Airs Tuesday, April 3 at 9:00 p.m. Randy Weston has long nurtured a pan-African outlook in his life and music, having spent years living in Morocco and studying traditions from throughout the continent. And when you're 85, as he is, "long" means from the bebop era to the present day. He remains a distinctive and imposing piano stylist, and his African Rhythms Trio closes the Quad stage on the first day of the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival.

11:00am

Tue April 3, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Harmonia: Easter Traditions

Airs Tuesday, April 3 at 11:00 a.m.  An hour-long program of early music, celebrating the Christian holidays around Easter. Choral music from the times and lands of the Pre-Baroque era is all about endless layers upon layers of the richest of human and vocal harmonies. From the Renaissance through the baroque, music for Holy Week and Easter Sunday will be explored, in addition to a new release by Rinaldo Alessandrini's Concerto Italiano.  Hosted by Angela Mariani.

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11:00am

Mon April 2, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

America's Music Festivals: The Eastern Music Festival

Young Pianist at the Eastern Music Festival
Mark Wagoner

Airs Monday, April 2 at 11:00 a.m.  For fifty years, the Eastern Music Festival has been committed to bringing high quality performances of classical music to Greensboro, North Carolina. The festival attracts more than 60,000 audience members a year, who flock to the city for performances by classical masters, such as Yo-Yo Ma, Peter Serkin and Sarah Chang. In 2011, the festival celebrated its fiftieth year in style with five weeks of over 100 musical events, including daily performances open to the public.

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