Airs Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. Hungarian fiddle playing is known the world over for its passion, romance and virtuosity. To most non-Hungarians, the music is synonymous with the campfire, the open road and the Gypsies. But is Hungarian fiddle music actually Gypsy music? Within the country you will find considerable resentment towards this stereotype, and while there is much appreciation of the skill of Gypsy fiddlers, it is considered to be Hungarian music, not Gypsy music. On this program we listen to violinist Roby Lakatos, who is not only a scorching virtuoso, but a musician of extraordinary versatility. This recording was captured during the opening weekend of the 2010 Savannah Music Festival at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts.
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!
Air Monday, December 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.
Airs Monday, October 15 at 8:00 p.m. Baltimore is a city of many neighborhoods, of intense divides--racial, class, and otherwise--not easily overcome. It's a city bogged down by a reputation for crime, poverty and dysfunction--a reputation not entirely undeserved. But all of that overshadows the passion and dedication many Baltimoreans have for their city, and for taking on what's wrong with it in ways small and large. In this episode, we tell stories of people who are working from outside the system to take on Baltimore's problems and shepherd its promises into fruition.