Red River Radio Spotlight

Arts & Events across our area

Janani Sridhar, soprano
Janani Sridhar / Janani Sridhar

Airs Friday, May 21, 2021, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with conductor Michael Butterman and soprano Janani Sridhar about this weekends performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 4 as you have never heard it before—in a moving and effective reduction for small ensemble. In person performance will be at First Baptist Shreveport with socially-distanced audience. The concert will also be streamed online. For details and more info call 318-227-8863 or visit them online at Shreveport Symphony.

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SFA / SFA

Airs Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Shirly Watterson, founder of the Music Preparatory Division at Stephen F. Austin State university in Nacogdoches, along with Alba Madrid and Mario Ajero, instructors in strings and piano respectively, about their upcoming 40th Anniversary Festival taking place this Saturday, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., in the Music Preparatory House in Nacogdoches.

Download PDF of Complete Program Here

Craig Schulman and Tamra Hayden
Craig Schulman and Tamra Hayden / Craig Schulman and Tamra Hayden

Airs Friday, April 23, 2021, at 11 a.m. Shreveport Symphony Executive Director Lois Robinson spoke with Kermit Poling about the Shreveport Symphony's next concert featuring vocalists Craig Schulman and Tamra Hayden for a concert program filled with memorable tunes and well-loved favorites.

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
Grambling State University / Grambling State University

Airs Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with director Angelique Feaster Evans and Natorshau Davis who take on the role of Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” a play by Lanie Robertson. This production features multiple performances at multiple venues and opens tonight in the Floyd L. Sandle Theatre on The Grambling State University campus. Live performances are free but registration is required and seating is limited. Safety protocols will be in place including temperature checks, social distancing, and required masks. Complete show times, locations, and registration details found HERE or by calling 318-274-2106. 

Film Prize Junior
Film Prize Junior

  Airs Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 11 a.m.  Bill Beckett spoke with Gregory Kallenberg, founder and executive director of the “Prize,” about Film Prize Junior, The South’s largest online student film festival, featuring over 60 films from Louisiana High School and Middle School Students, gets underway tonight and runs through the April 25th. A full schedule of events can be found on the festival website, FilmPrizeJr.com

Film Prize Junior
Film Prize Junior

  Airs Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 11 a.m.  Bill Beckett spoke with Gregory Kallenberg, founder and executive director of the “Prize,” about Film Prize Junior, The South’s largest online student film festival, featuring over 60 films from Louisiana High School and Middle School Students, gets underway tonight and runs through the April 25th. A full schedule of events can be found on the festival website, FilmPrizeJr.com

Voice Of The Heartland 2.0
Marshall Symphony Orchestra / Marshall Symphony Orchestra

Airs Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Tiffany Ammerman, president of the Marshall Symphony Society about the Voices of the Heartland 2.0 Concert, with open auditions taking place this weekend, April 10, and final selections taking place next weekend, April 17. Complete details can be found online at the Marshall Symphony.


Download Audition information here.

Shreveport Symphony
Shreveport Symphony / Shreveport Symphony

Airs Friday, March 26, 2021, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Conductor Michael Butterman and Violinist Alexander Kerr about this weekend concert by the Shreveport Symphony featuring Mr. Kerr in Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 along with Frederick Delius' On Hearing the first Cuckoo in Spring and Respighi's Botticelli Triptych. 

The Crossroad Duo - Robert Cruz (L) & Michelle Gunn (R)
Red River Radio / Red River Radio

Airs Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with pianist Robert Cruz and violinist Michelle Gunn, the Crossroads Duo who will perform both live and live streamed this Monday, March 15, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall on the campus of Northwestern State University. The live audience is limited to 72 people and masks with social distancing are required. The program features works by Bloch, Bridge and Shostakovich.

Scott Joplin
Shreveport Symphony / Shreveport Symphony

Airs Friday, March 12, 2021, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Shreveport Symphony Orchestra conductor Michael Butterman about the next concert in their series featuring the music of Ark-La-Tex native son Scott Joplin and others who were part of the Ragtime revolution a century ago. For complete information and tickets visit the Shreveport Symphony or call 318-227-8863.

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