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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9:00pm

Tue June 18, 2013
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: The Bad Plus With Bill Frisell Live

Airs Tuesday, June 18 at 9 p.m. Here's a pairing that raises the question: "Why hasn't this happened before?" The Bad Plus have been a revisionist cover band and today mostly make original piano trio music. Bill Frisell is the quintessential jazz collaborator. The guitarist, making the second of three appearances at this year's Newport Jazz Festival, is down for anything involving good musicians, and can be counted on to execute it well. Together, they paid tribute to one of their mutual heroes, the late drummer Paul Motian, in a set comprised mostly of his haunting compositions. The band features Ethan Iverson on piano, Reid Anderson on bass, Dave King on drums and Bill Frisell on guitar.

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11:00am

Mon June 17, 2013
Pittsburgh Symphony

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Airs Monday, June 17 at 11 a.m. Join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra this Monday Morning at 11 a.m. when Yan Pascal Tortelier takes the podium for a concert featuring Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 and Morton Gould’s Spirituals for Orchestra. We'll also hear Maurice Ravel’s Kaddish for Cello and String Orchestra with cellist Anne Martindale Williams and Ernest Bloch’s “Nigun” from Baal Shem.

12:00am

Sat June 15, 2013
Culture Shock

Culture Shock 1913

Airs Sunday, June 16 at 6 p.m. What a year was 1913! Many have called it the true beginning of 20th century culture. From New York, where the first large-scale show of modern art alarmed viewers, to Vienna and Paris, where music by Schoenberg and Stravinsky sparked audience riots --- it was a year of artistic upset and audience apoplexy! A hundred years later, WNYC’s Sara Fishko and guests tell the story of this Mad Modernist moment of sweeping change, and the ways in which it mirrors our own uncertain age.

12:00pm

Fri June 14, 2013
Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Puccini's La Boheme

Airs Saturday, June 15 at 12 noon. This week on the Lyric Opera of Chicago one of Giacomo Puccini's most beloved works is featured when he Lyric Opera of Chicago presents La Boheme (in Italian) with Anna Netrebko as Mimì; Joseph Calleja as Rodolfo; Elizabeth Futral as Musetta; Lucas Meachem as Marcello and Andrea Silvestrelli as Colline. Emmanuel Villaume conducts this production which is directed by Louisa Muller.

8:00pm

Thu June 13, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: The Tim O'Brien Band

Airs Thursday, June 13 at 8 p.m.  Old-time American music has always resided comfortably next to classic country, folk and bluegrass. Fans of these styles have always known they can count on a superb blend of them when listening to Tim O'Brien, who has spent the last three decades expanding the possibilities of acoustic music. In 2011, Tim O'Brien brought an all-star quartet to the Savannah Music Festival, featuring Bryan Sutton on guitar, Stuart Duncan on fiddle and Mike Bub on bass. Tune in to hear excerpts from their three exceptional 2011 sets in Savannah.

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