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

Sat June 21, 2014
Lyric Opera Of Chicago

The Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Rossini's The Barber of Seville

Airs Saturday, June 21 at 12 noon. On this week's broadcast by the Lyric Opera of Chicago we'll hear Gioachino Rossini delightful opera The Barber of Seville (sung in Italian).  The cast features Nathan Gunn as Figaro, Isabel Leonard as Rosina, Alek Shrader as Almaviva and Alessandro Corbelli as Bartolo with Kyle Ketelsen in the roll of Basilio. Michael Mariotti conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus in the this performance.

8:00pm

Thu June 19, 2014
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Jerry Douglas Band

Jerry Douglas

Airs Thursday, June 19 at 8 p.m. Jerry Douglas has received thirteen Grammy Awards, won the Country Music Association's "Musician of the Year" award three times, been awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts, and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 by the Americana Music Association. He is the most famous and arguably the finest resonator guitarist in our time. During the 2013 Savannah Music Festival, Jerry Douglas performed with his band and solo, and taught student musicians during our Acoustic Music Seminar.

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8:00pm

Mon June 16, 2014
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Ray Anderson Pocket Brass Band Live

Airs Monday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Take a New-Orleans-style brass band, then cram it into a Volkswagen Golf: That's the general principle of how trombonist Ray Anderson's band makes a joyful noise with only four members. Matt Perrine is the sousaphonist of choice for many a New Orleans group; his bass line supports the trombone-trumpet free-for-all. The Pocket Brass Band presents music from his Sweet Chicago Suite, inspired by his hometown.

Personnel

Ray Anderson, trombone
Lew Soloff, trumpet
Matt Perrine, sousaphone
Eric McPherson, drums

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11:00am

Mon June 16, 2014
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 2014

Airs Monday, June 16 at 11 a.m.  On this week's broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Gianandrea Noseda will lead the orchestra Aus Italien by Richard Strauss and La notti di Platon by Victor de Sabata. Pianist Benjamin Hochman will be the guest soloist for Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto (Left Hand Alone).

6:00pm

Sun June 15, 2014
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: Death Is Not Final

If consciousness is just the workings of neurons and synapses, how do we explain the phenomenon of near-death experience? By some accounts, about 3% of the U.S. population has had one: an out-of-body experience often characterized by remarkable visions and feelings of peace and joy, all while the physical body is close to death. To skeptics, there are more plausible, natural explanations, like oxygen deprivation. Is the prospect of an existence after death “real” and provable by science, or a construct of wishful thinking about our own mortality?

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