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 November 14, 2013
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: Shreveport Symphony Orchestra presents Wagner & Strauss

Bill Beckett spoke with pianist Asiya Korepanova and Dr. Lester Senter Wilson, the Executive Director of the Wideman International Piano Competition about the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra’s concert on Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 pm in Riverview Theatre. The concert features Asiya Korepanova in the Burlekse by Richard Strauss and Twyla Robinson in the Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss as well as his tone poem Don Juan. The concert opens with Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. For more information you can contact online the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318-227-8863.

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12:00pm

Thu November 14, 2013
Bayreuth Opera

Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Die Walküre

Airs Saturday, November 16 at 12 noon. Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is the perfect blend of words, action, music and drama into a "total work of art." It was the ultimate goal of Richard Wagner and nothing less than a complete revolution in theater. Wagner's vision became reality against all odds at his own festival in the Bavarian town of Bayreuth in 1876. Since then, only his own works have been performed there. The complete "Ring" premiered at the first Bayreuth Festival, and each new production has attracted the world's attention.

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12:00pm

Wed November 13, 2013
Sleep Out 4 Independence

Red River Radio Spotlight: Sleep Out 4 Independence

Bill Beckett sat down in our Noel Foundation Studios with Raelynn Brown, President of the Nonprofit Administration Student Organization at LSUS, along with Stacey Martino, Director of Institute for Human Services and Public Policy at LSUS and Simone Hennessee, the Executive Director of Providence House about the “Sleep Out 4 Independence” campaign which takes place at Independence Stadium this Saturday, November 16 from 3 p.m. to 7 a.m. the next morning. For information about the Sleep Out visit their web site at www.sleepout4independence.com or by phone at (318) 795-4245 or contact Providence House in Shreveport at (318)-221-7887.

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1:00pm

Tue November 12, 2013
Mozart Festival

Mozart Festival: The Posthorn Serenade

Airs Tuesday, November 12 at 1 p.m.  This week from the Mozart Festival in Salzburg, the Vienna Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel presents Mozart’s Posthorn-Serenade and Le Cercle de L’Harmonie under the direction of Jérémie Rhorer perform Mozart’s Symphony in G, KV 110. Also on the program, Mozart’s “Allegro vivace” from the Symphony in C and the “Kyrie” & “Gloria” from Mozart’s Missa solemnis.

8:00pm

Mon November 11, 2013
In Honor of Veterans

In Honor of Veterans

Airs Monday, September 11 at 8 p.m. Voices of the West: Veterans' Day pays tribute to the fighting men and women of America's armed forces through story, music and poetry. Highlights of our feature include archival recordings made on the battlefield by World War II journalist Alvin Josephy, an interview with the first woman to serve in the US marine corps, and a Native American comedian and singer who channels his experiences as a marine into his jokes and songs. "The moving, sincere, and startling moments in this program add up to a remarkable tribute to that whole class of unsung men and women.” Dick Cavett Talk Show Host.

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