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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1:00pm

Thu July 30, 2015
Carnegie Hall Live

Carnegie Hall Live: Baroque Unlimited - Monteverdi’s Vespers

Airs Thursday, July 30, at 1 p.m. More than 400 years ago Claudio Montederdi composed one of the richest choral pieces in all of music. The majestic, muscular, and mysterious work still thrills audiences world wide. This week on Carnegie Hall Live Sir John Eliot Gardiner will lead the English Baroque Soloists in Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers. 

1:00pm

Mon July 27, 2015
San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony: Mendelssohn & Brahms

Airs Monday, July 27, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony, Alexander Barantschik will conduct and will be the soloist in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in D minor. Mozart's Divertimento in F major for Strings will open the concert and we'll hear the Melodia--Libertango by Astor Piazzolla featuring Seth Asarnow on the bandoneón. The concert concludes with an archived performance of the Symphony No. 2 by Brahms.

11:00am

Mon July 27, 2015
Jesus Christ Superstar

Red River Radio Spotlight: Jesus Christ Superstar at Stage Center

Aired Monday, July 27 at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with music director Missy Wise along with Isaac Haas, who plays the role of Judas Iscariot in Stage Center’s new production of Jesus Christ Superstar which Opens this Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Emmet Hook Center in Shreveport. You can find complete details online at StageCenter or by calling (318) 218-9978.  That’s (318) 218-9978.

6:00pm

Sun July 26, 2015
Explorers of the Brain

Explorers of the Brain

Airs Sunday, July 26, at 6 p.m. Right now, inside your head, is a three-pound, non-stop, multitasking marvel. How does it work? Why does it work that way? How can we find the answers?

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12:00pm

Sat July 25, 2015
LA Opera

LA Opera: Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Béla Bartók's Bluebeard’s Castle

Scene From Bluebeards Castle
Craig Mathew LA Opera

Airs Saturday, July 25, at 12 noon.  This week from the LA Opera it's a double bill featuring two seemingly disconnected works, Dido and Aeneas By Henry Purcell And Bluebeard’s Castle By Béla Bartók. The common thread? Tune in and find out. Steven Sloan will lead the LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus in Dido and Aeneas staring Paula Murrihy as Dido and Liam Bonner as Aeneas, with Kateryna Kasper as Belinda, John Holiday as the Sorceress, Summer Hassen as Second Lady, G. Thomas Allen as First Witch and Darryl Taylor as Second Witch.

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