paducah symphony orchesta http://wkms.org en Kentucky Arts Council Awards $1.4M to Arts Organizations http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-arts-council-awards-14m-arts-organizations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky Arts Council is awarding more than $1.4 million &nbsp;to arts organizations across the Commonwealth, including support to Calloway, Christian, </span>Crittenden<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Daviess, Graves, McCracken, and </span>Trigg<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> counties. Here's a breakdown of where the award is being allocated in our region:&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:26:56 +0000 Troy Taylor 42192 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Arts Council Awards $1.4M to Arts Organizations Symphony Declines Barbecue on the River Contract http://wkms.org/post/symphony-declines-barbecue-river-contract <p>The Paducah Symphony declined the contract to operate the Paducah Barbecue on the River Beer Garden this fall after managing it for 19 years.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Roger Truitt, </span>PSO<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> president, felt the Symphony did not have enough options.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“We were told absolutely it’s not negotiable,” he said. “We were offered take it or leave it. And so, we’re not going to take it.”</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>PSO<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the nonnegotiable contract made it too difficult to deal with increasing costs, weather related issues, and the 500 plus volunteer hours required for the event.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:14 +0000 Lance Dennee 39831 at http://wkms.org Symphony Declines Barbecue on the River Contract Barbecue on the River Officials Brief City Commission Amid Financial Scrutiny http://wkms.org/post/barbecue-river-officials-brief-city-commission-amid-financial-scrutiny <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;">&nbsp;</p><p>Amid public scrutiny regarding financial oversight of Paducah’s Barbecue on the River, the group behind the festival gave an informational presentation to city commissioners Tuesday night ahead of its 20th anniversary event.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 02:31:19 +0000 Chad Lampe & Lance Dennee 39333 at http://wkms.org Barbecue on the River Officials Brief City Commission Amid Financial Scrutiny BBQ On The River To Send Audit http://wkms.org/post/bbq-river-send-audit <p></p><p>Paducah City Manager Jeff Pederson says BBQ on the River Incorporated will comply with its 2011 contract with the city and supply a limited-scope audit to officials.&nbsp;</p><p>The audit is part of the agreement in which the city provided BBQ on the River 20 thousand dollars to establish a downtown retail store.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:21:27 +0000 Lance Dennee 39060 at http://wkms.org BBQ On The River To Send Audit Paducah Symphony Orchestra and BBQ on the River at Odds Over Beer Garden http://wkms.org/post/paducah-symphony-orchestra-and-bbq-river-odds-over-beer-garden <p>The Paducah Symphony Orchestra and Barbecue on the River organizers are at odds over the future management of the September event’s beer garden. The summer festival lasts three days in downtown Paducah and draws some 40,000 people and an estimated $500,000 to area charities. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:16:17 +0000 Chad Lampe 38839 at http://wkms.org Paducah Symphony Orchestra and BBQ on the River at Odds Over Beer Garden PSO Presents a Roman Festival and More This Weekend http://wkms.org/post/pso-presents-roman-festival-and-more-weekend <p>Kate Lochte speaks with Paducah Symphony Orchestra Maestro Raffaele Ponti about tomorrow night's (Saturday, November 2) concert at The Carson Center, featuring <em>Feste romane, P. 157 (Roman Festivals)</em> by Respighi; <em>Andante &amp; Rondo ongarese, J. 158, op.35</em> by Weber; and <em>Symphony No. 3, op.27 (Sinfonia espansiva)</em> by Neilson. The performance also featured guest artist Dong-Yun&nbsp;Shankle on bassoon and visiting singers. <a href="http://paducahsymphony.org/">See more at Paducah Symphony Orchestra's website</a>.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:13:19 +0000 Kate Lochte 36209 at http://wkms.org PSO Presents a Roman Festival and More This Weekend Maestro Ponti Opens a New Season of Paducah Symphony Orchestra http://wkms.org/post/maestro-ponti-opens-new-season-paducah-symphony-orchestra <p>The Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s artistic director and conductor is Raffaele Ponti. Maestro Ponti and the Orchestra are enjoying successes with each other. Several standing ovations during their recent season opening concert evidence that capacity audiences are delighted to hear them perform together. Kate Lochte has more.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 16:14:26 +0000 Kate Lochte 22180 at http://wkms.org Maestro Ponti Opens a New Season of Paducah Symphony Orchestra Paducah Symphony Ends First Season with New Director http://wkms.org/post/paducah-symphony-ends-first-season-new-director <p>It&rsquo;s been about 8 months since the Paducah Symphony Orchestra has been under the watch of new executive Director Daniel Sene.&nbsp; Not too long before Sene&rsquo;s arrival came Artistic Director and Conductor Maestro Raffeale Ponti.&nbsp; They are rounding out their first season together. This weekend. They&rsquo;re visited the WKMS studios to talk about the PSO, and their history and the future of the orchestra.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:49:06 +0000 Chad Lampe 17714 at http://wkms.org Paducah Symphony Ends First Season with New Director