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 1, 2013
Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Donizetti's Don Pasquale (in Italian)

Scene from Don Pasquale

Airs Saturday, June 1 at 12 noon.  Join us this Saturday at noon for Gaetano Donizetti's Don Pasquale featuring Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Don Pasquale; Marlis Petersen as Norina, René Barbera as Ernesto with Corey Crider as Malatesta.  Sir Thomas Allen directs and Stephen Lord conducts.

9:00pm

Fri May 31, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Airs Friday, May 31 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we start with a few ramblin' notes from Joel Rafael and follow along with tracks by Ali Farke Toure and Ry Cooder, Red Bird, and Kris Delhorst, plus we'll feature double cuts from Mississippi John Hurt and Son House followed by a Tribute to Woody Guthrie. On our concert set, it's a double bill as well, featuring Fiona Apple and Sharon Van Etten, recorded live at SXSW. Then on Be Quite and Play The Music we confront the Paradox of Grace.

Caravan Playlist for Friday, May 31, 2013

9:00pm

Tue May 28, 2013
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Miguel Zenón's Rayuela Quartet Live

Airs Tuesday, May 28 at 9 p.m.  It may be billed as a gig for the alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón, who is making his third Newport appearance in four years, but he would refuse complete credit. He teamed up with the French pianist Laurent Coq to co-write an album's worth of music inspired on the high-modernist Julio Cortázar novel Hopscotch — Rayuela, in the original Spanish. It calls for a cello and a trombone — Dana Leong plays both — and a drummer who can play tablas, so an obvious choice was Dan Weiss.

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11:00am

Tue May 28, 2013
The Rite Of Spring

The Rite Of Spring: The 100 Year Shock-Wave

The ‘knock-kneed’ Lolitas of the original Rite of Spring

Airs Tuesday, May 28 at 11 a.m.  Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is still provocative and disturbing a centenary (May 29) after its premiere caused one of the most sensational scandals in artistic history.  In this anniversary documentary, the ballet's 100 year shock-wave is traced from its initial explosion on May 29th 2013 right up to the present time.  First-hand recollections of the famous first night from Dame Marie Rambert, who was one of the dancers, and Igor Stravinsky, who was in the audience, lead through memories of the Berlin premiere in 1923 and the 50th anniversary performance in London conducted by Pierre Monteux, who was the original conductor in 1913, up to comments on the work's enduring power from major artists of today: dancer Dame Monica Mason, and conductors Sir Colin Davis and Valery Gergiev. 

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9:00pm

Mon May 27, 2013
Salute In Song

A Salute In Song For Memorial Day

Airs Monday, May 27 at 9:00 p.m. Starting with the Civil War, which spurred the eventual creation of Memorial Day, we present an objective, nostalgic, entertaining, and respectful music/sound chronicle of America’s war history. This program is highlighted by music of the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I & II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf, touching also on Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  It documents our country’s strife over our entry into some wars, but respectfully acknowledges the hardships of combat, and honors our fighting men and women who have given the ultimate. You’ll witness moments of entertainment and nostalgia with the U.S. Air Force Band, The Navy Band and Country Current, the BBC Orchestra & Royal Air Force Band, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Canadian Brass, Bette Midler; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Mitch Miller; Steppenwolf; Joan Baez; Jefferson Airplane; plus music from top Broadway shows such as The King & I, Bloomer Girls, Hair, Phantom of the Opera, and songs from talented unknowns.  You'll hear the heartfelt remembrances of Army and Air Force veterans, including Generals Norman Schwarzkopf and Colin Powell, and the voices of Presidents Roosevelt, Eisenhower, George H. W. Bush, Clinton, and Obama.

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