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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8:00pm

Thu April 18, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Chico Pinheiro Quintet

Airs Thursday, April 18 at 8 p.m. Brazilian music has produced many creative composers and a wealth of great guitarists, but rarely do these talents reside within the same individual. One such exception is the brilliant young musician Chico Pinheiro, who was born in Sao Paolo in 1974, and has distinguished himself as a remarkable presence both in and outside the Brazilian music scene. In this episode, we listen to a 2011 SMF performance of Mr. Pinheiro with his quintet, including a duet performance with Romero Lubambo and a special guest appearance by jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves. 

12:00pm

Thu April 18, 2013
William Inge's Picnic

Red River Radio Spotlight: Picnic

Bill Beckett talks with director Kip Holloway, Chelsea Hockaday (Madge) and Andrew Wood (Hal) about their production of William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize winning dramatic play "Picnic," which opens tonight in the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse at Centenary College.  More information about show times and tickets can be found here.

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11:00am

Mon April 15, 2013
Pittsburgh Symphony

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Airs Monday, April 15 at 11 a.m. This week Juraj Valcuha takes the podium to lead the orchestra in Maurice Ravel’s Suite from Mother Goose and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances; The Steven Stucky’s Spirit Voices will feature Evelyn Glennie as percussionist.

9:00pm

Fri April 12, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Airs Friday, April 12 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll hear new music from Yellow Red Sparks,  Antje Duvekot, Sarah Jarosz and Colin Linden, ... we'll take a walk with Alice Coltrane, and we'll flash back to a couple of classics from "A' Train and King Curtis. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band takes the stage in hour two and you'll find us Somewhere Down The Crazy River in our final set. Join us Friday at 9 for the Caravan on Red River Radio.

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11:00am

Fri April 12, 2013
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Wagner’s Die Walküre

Act 3 finale of Die Walküre
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m. The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Die Walküre, the second of the four operas in Wagner’s epic Der Ring des Nibelungen. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the performance, part of the first of three Ring cycles that will be heard at the Met this season in honor of the composer’s bicentennial. Deborah Voigt returns in the title role of the warrior maiden Brünnhilde, in a cast that also includes Mark Delavan in his company role debut as her father Wotan, ruler of the gods; Stephanie Blythe as his formidable wife Fricka, the goddess of marriage; Martina Serafin in her Met debut as Sieglinde and Simon O’Neill as her twin, Siegmund; and Hans-Peter König as Sieglinde’s brutal husband, Hunding. Die Walküre will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, April 13.

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