Airs Thursday, March 28 at 11 a.m. Music of the Baroque offers a Holy Week special: Bach's Mass in B Minor conducted by Jane Glover. The soloists include Yulia Van Doren, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor; Stephen Powell, baritone and the Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra. Join us for this masterpiece on Red River Radio.
Airs Tuesday, March 26 at 9 p.m. The tenor saxophonist John Ellis is a commanding instrumentalist with a most gorgeous, carmelized tone. And though he now lives in New York, his band gives away the fact that he learned an awful lot in New Orleans. A chunk of Double-Wide lives there — notably, Matt Perrine (sousaphone) and Jason Marsalis (drums) — and the Crescent City's carnivalesque and high-stepping timbres are refracted through Ellis' tunes. You can take the boy out of the South, but you can't take the South out of his musical vision. Joining him also are Gary Versace on organ and accordion and Alan Ferber on trombone.
Airs Thursday, March 21 at 11 a.m. The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra takes the stage under Simon Rattle with Soprano Camilla Tilling, Mezzo-Soprano Bernarda Fink, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir under Joe Miller for Three songs by Hugo Wolf and Mahler's Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection).
Airs Monday, March 25 at 11 a.m. Leonard Slatkin take the podium to lead this weeks concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony in Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus and the Flower Clock by Jean Francaix’s. The concert also features Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.
Airs Sunday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. This special is a new production in a series of a conversation about Passover, one of the most important and most beloved holidays on the Jewish calendar. Larry Josephson, a secular Jew who now wants to know more about the religion of his grandparents, asks Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, to explain the meaning of Passover in a post-9/11 world. Dr. Schorsch tells Larry the story of Passover -- its history, rituals and foods, and the origins and structure of the Seder. The music of Passover, sung by some of the best cantors and choirs in the world, is artfully woven in and out of the conversation. The music was chosen by Cantor Marcia Tilchin, the Associate Producer. The program was developed and produced by Larry Josephson, and edited and mixed by Peter Zanger.