Classical Music

Airs Thursday, January 29 at 8 p.m. A recital given by Nikolai Lugansky at the Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences. Players who win piano competitions don't always become great pianists but, now in his late 30s, Nikolai Lugansky has all the makings of a modern virtuoso. Born in Moscow in 1972 to a couple of research scientists, Mr. Lugansky was just five years old when his innate musicality first appeared. He went to a neighbor's home, sat down at the piano, and played a Beethoven sonata from memory, having learned the music by ear. In this episode, we hear Nikolai Lugansky's interpretations of the Fantasie in F minor by Chopin, followed by Chopin's "Heroic" Polonaise in A-flat Major and Rachmaninoff's Sonata No. 1 in D minor, performed at the Savannah Music Festival.

Red River Radio Spotlight: Simone Dinnerstein with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra

May 2, 2014

Aired Friday, May 2 at 11 a.m.  Kermit Poling spoke with pianist Simone Dinnersten, composer Philip Lasser, and music director/conductor Michael Betterman about the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra's season finale and chamber concerts this weekend. Works to be performed are Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin, Philip Lasser's Piano Concerto subtitled The Circle and the Child, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”). Sunday's chamber concert features J.S. Bach's Two Part Inventions; excerpts from J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations Arr. for string trio; and J.S.

Air Monday, November 12 at 1:00 p.m.  Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they pay tribute to those who sacrifice and serve our nation through music. You'll hear the Choir in America the Beautiful, The Star-Spangled Banner, Our God Is Marching On, Prelude on My Country, 'Tis of Thee', Distant Land, Spoken Word, The Last Full Measure of Devotion, Cohan's Big Three, God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand, This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is Your Land, The House I Live In, Our God Is Marching On, God Be With You Till We Meet Again, and My Country, 'Tis of Thee.


Nov 10, 2012

Airs Saturday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m.  Fiesta! is a new, original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to your listeners. The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio Barilari is the host and creative force behind this series. He invites listeners to enjoy and learn about the lively and compelling sounds of Latin American classical music. On this weeks program we'll hear Na es eterno by Bulerias; guitarist Carlos Montoya in Flamenco; pianist Rosa Torres-Pardo in De Falla's Danza Del Terror; flamenco singer Rocio Marquez in the Flamenco Tango; the Granada Serenata from the Suite Espanola No. 1 by Albeniz; the song Sale el Sol by Enrique Morente; the  Intermezzo from Goyesca by Granados featuring Nancy Steltmann on clarinet and Mary Louise Vetrano on piano; and De Falla's Danza Ritual Del Fuego with pianist Rosa Torres-Parda.