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.

Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, April 30, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Richard Strauss’s Elektra. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts an acclaimed cast of artists, all making Met role debuts with this new production created by the late Patrice Chéreau. Soprano Nina Stemme sings the title role; mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is Elektra’s formidable mother Klytämnestra, soprano Adrianne Pieczonka is her gentle sister Chrysothemis, and bass-baritone Eric Owens is her long-lost brother Orest.

Given by Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere, 1856, on display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, England, United Kingdom / This image is in the public domain

Airs Sunday, April 24, at 6 p.m. The Father of the Man in America: Shakespeare in Education and Civic Life. After the American revolution, there were real questions about whether America should adopt British culture and literature -- including Shakespeare's plays -- or create its own. The documentary follows Shakespeare's path in the years that followed.

Taken at the Sunday Sampler Concert series at the Dunnellon Historic Train Depot
Photo by Donna Green-Townsend

Airs Friday, April 22, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we open with a rockin' blues filled hour featuring the Memphis Rockabilly Band, the Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, Son House, and Erin McKeown, along with Henry Gray, Arthur Adams & BB King, Deborah Coleman, and George "Harmonica" Smith. Then, in our concert hour, from Miami Florida, it's Amy Carol Webb live at the Sunday Sampler Concert series, and in our final hour we visit The Plateau of Mirror with tracks from The Wailin' Jennys, Alice Coltrane, Phosphorescent, Violet, Brian Eno & Harold Budd, and Poi Dog Pondering.

Press Image / SHC

Airs Thursday, April 28, at 8 p.m. From the Shreveport House Concert Archive and a concert from June of 2005 we present Jayson Bales live at the Shreveport House Concerts. 

Carnegie Hall / Creative Commons Attribution- Share Alike 3.0

Airs Friday, April 22, at 12 noon. This week on Carnegie Hall Live the Boston Symphony Orchestra is joined by Mezzo-Soprano Nadezhda Serdyuk and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus under the direction of Andris Nelsons in a performance of Alexander Nevsky by Prokofiev and the Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 by Rachmaninoff.

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