Airs Thursday, June 27 at 8 p.m. Every now and then a musician comes along with an artistic conception that is so original, he/she is incapable of sounding like anyone else. Such is the case with all great artists, but at age 30, Chris Thile has become one of the most unique American musicians of our time. Tune in for excerpts from a solo performance by Mr. Thile at the 2012 Savannah Music Festival, where he wove Bach's G minor sonata into a unique collection of covers (including Josh Ritter and Fiona Apple songs) and original music in a free spirited and masterful performance.

Airs Friday, March 29 at 12 noon. Apollo's Fire- The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra under founding music director Jeannette Sorrell present Bach's St. John's Passion, with Ian Honeyman as the Evangelist; Jeffrey Strauss as Jesus; Michael McMurray as Pilate; Jolle Greenleaf & Arine Grimm sopranos; Kirsten Sollek mezzo-soprano; Richard Edgar-Wilson & Marc Molomot tenors; Tom Meglioranza baritone and Apollo's Singers & Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra. With the St. John Passion, Apollo's Fire has moved audiences in Cleveland, on tour, and across the country by radio. Sorrell and her stellar company of dramatic soloists perform the work as a sweeping saga, "revelatory ... with impassioned singing and playing bringing Bach's score to life with contemporary immediacy" (Opera News).

Summer Stages

Nov 12, 2012

Airs Monday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m.  This week on Summer Stages it's another program jam-packed with chamber delights from the Virginia Arts Festival.  We'll have selections by Mozart and Dvorak and then violinist Tianwa Yang brings a bit of Bach and Hindemith. We'll hear Mozart's String Quartet No.23 in F and Dvorak's String Quartet No.14 in A-flat followed by Bach's Partita No.2 in D minor and the concert will close with Hindemith's Violin Sonata Op.31, No.2.  Don’t miss this stop on Summer Stages from on Red River Radio!

Airs Thursday, September 27 at 11:00 a.m.  Our final program in the best of Carnegie Hall Live series features a stellar performance of Bach's St. John Passion by Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec under the direction of Bernard Labadie with Tenor Ian Bostridge as the Evangelist, Bass-Baritone Neal Davies as Jesus, Soprano Karina Gauvin, Countertenor Damien Guillon, Tenor Nicholas Phan, and Bass-Baritone Hanno Müller-Brachmann.

The Cleveland Orchestra Live

Aug 10, 2012

Airs Saturday, August 11 at 12:00 noon. Red River Radio is pleased to bring back the Cleveland Orchestra for another superb season of broadcast concerts from the orchestra's home at Severance Hall in Cleveland and from concerts performed around the country and the world. On this week's concert Ton Koopman takes the podium to lead the Ocrhestra and Soprano  in Bach's  Cantata No. 202,  “The Wedding Cantata.” This All Bach program will also feature Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, BWV 1048;  Bach's Sinfonia in b, BWV 208; Sinfonia in D, BWV 42; and Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C, BWV 1066 .