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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2:00pm

Mon December 2, 2013
Eternal Echoes for Hanukkah

Eternal Echoes for Hanukkah

Airs Monday, December 2 at 2 p.m. Host James David Jacobs joins together with violinist Itzhak Perlman and the New England Conservatory’s Hankus Netsky, a pioneer in the revival of klezmer music, to explore the musical common ground of Jewish sacred music from diverse cultures. Featuring performances by Itzhak Perlman in new, unique arrangements by Netsky, the director of NEC’s acclaimed Contemporary Improvisation department and the founder of the world-renowned Klezmer Conservatory Band. 

1:00pm

Mon December 2, 2013
Big Band Concert & Clinic

Red River Radio Spotlight: Big Band Concert & Clinic

Bill Beckett spoke with John Howe from the American Federation of Musicians Local 116 about the third annual Big Band Concert and Clinic which takes place Tuesday, December 3 at 7 p.m. at Airline High School in Bossier City. The concert is free for all high school and younger students and $10 for adults with proceeds going toward an endowment account for a Scholarship fund. For more information contact The Band House at 318-868-0522.

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11:00am

Mon December 2, 2013
San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, December 2 at 11 a.m. On this week's concert by the San Francisco Symphony Pinchas Zukerman will lead the orchestra and will be the solosit in Mozart's Adagio K. 261 and Rondo K. 373 as well as his Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216. Also on the concert, Hindemith's Trauermusik; Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550; and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, Op. 48.

6:00pm

Sun December 1, 2013
Chanukah in Story & Song

Chanukah in Story & Song

Airs Sunday, December 1 at 6 p.m. Narrated by Leonard Nimoy and sung by the acclaimed vocal sextet The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, "Chanukah in Story and Song" is a unique holiday program created especially for public radio listeners.

12:00pm

Sat November 30, 2013
Bayreuth Opera

Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Götterdämmerung

Airs Saturday, November 30 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. The 2013 rendition by stage director Frank Castorf and conductor Kyrill Petrenko can be expected to generate controversy, as have productions in the past – following Wagner's own exhortation to "create something new." 
This week, the final heroic drama this operatic cycle with Götterdämmerung starring Lance Ryan as Siegfried with sopraono Catherine Foster as Brünnhilde, soprano Claudia Mahnke as Waltraute, baritone Alexander Marco-Buhrmester as Gunther and soprano Allison Oakes as Gutrune. This production also features baritone Andrew Shore as Alberich, bass Attila Jun as Hagen with Mirella Hagen as Woglinde and Julia Rutigliano as Wellgunde.

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