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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11:00am

Mon May 14, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

America's Music Festival: Virginia Arts Festival

Airs Monday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m.  They say that Virginia is for lovers – and that’s certainly true when it comes to art lovers. The Virginia Arts Festival brings an impressive array of artistic events to several cities throughout the state of Virginia during the summer. The festival hosts musical performances of many varieties, including everything from chamber music to folk. Included in this 50 day long festival of the arts are dance and theatre performances as well as the well-attended festival favorite, the Virginia International Tattoo.

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5:00pm

Sun May 13, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Young Artists Competition winners are...

See the winners of Red River Radio's 3rd annual Young Artists Competition! Read more.

The judges have made their selections for Red River Radio's third annual Young Artists Competition. The winners will assemble on Sunday, May 13, at 5 p.m., at LSU Shreveport's University Center Theater for the winner's concert. This concert is free and open to the public. Join us as we celebrate these young artists and their accomplishments.

The Winners Are:

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10:00am

Sun May 13, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Harmonia: A Gift Of Flowers

Airs, Sunday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. Harmonia offers a gift of flowers to celebrate Mother's Day, as we explore flower  themes in music, with a special focus on the rose, a symbol of love and beauty. Plus, later, we'll hear a featured release of Christopher Simpson's "The Monthes."  Includes music by Thomas Campion, Clemens non Papa, Tomas De Torrejon Y Velasco, Francisco Guerrero, and more.

12:00pm

Sat May 12, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Lyric Opera of Chicago: Offenbach's Tales of Hoffman

Emily Fons & Matthew Polenzani in The Tales of Hoffman
Dan Rest Lyric Opera of Chicago

Airs Saturday, May 12 at 12:00 p.m.  Red River Radio is pleased to present the Lyric Opera Of Chicago broadcast season with an opening night productions of Jacques Offenbach's "The Tales of Hoffman."  If ever a man was unlucky at love, it’s Hoffmann, the wild-eyed poet who travels the world in search of the ideal woman and ends up thwarted by villains at every turn. First, he’s smitten by Olympia — but discovers she’s nothing more than a mechanical doll. Then, he falls for Antonia, a fragile songstress who’ll die if she sings — and regrettably for him, she does both! Finally he’s seduced by Giulietta — but the treacherous courtesan casts him aside. Impossibly beautiful music (including the famous Barcarolle) combined with flamboyant theatricality — that’s why Offenbach’s extravaganza is the perfect way to open our season.

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8:00pm

Thu May 10, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Episode One

Airs Thursday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m.  Highlights from an SMF original production called Piano Showdown, including solo performances and duets featuring Aaron Goldberg, Bob Seeley, Eddie Palmieri and Henry Butler.
Back in the 19-teens and 20s, piano players in clubs had to always be on top of their game in order to ensure that their playing could never be surpassed. The great stride piano player James P. Johnson used to go around New York and hear all of the other pianists play, and in case they played something he didn't, he would copy them and incorporate their work into his own style. The reason for this is so that no one could walk into his club and outplay him, and then take away his job. In the SMF production Piano Showdown, none of the players have to fear for their jobs, but all are driven by the spirit of friendly competition. Episode 1 of 2.

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