Saturday night, The Carson Center fills with music as the Paducah Symphony Orchestra's 2014-2015 season starts. Artistic Director and Conductor Raffaele Ponti has brought a breadth of vision, clarity of interpretation and rich beauty of sound to the Symphony during his tenure and is known for his concise, but charming introductions to program selections. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the opener, "Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto."
Season Opener: Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto
Raffaele Ponti, Conductor
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Piano
Roberto Sierra | Fandango
Howard Hanson | Symphony No. 1, OP.21, e minor
Sergei Rachmaninoff | Piano Concerto No. 2
Tickets are available at paducahsymphony.org or by calling 270-444-0065.
The Encore Series Piano Recital by Pompa-Baldi starts at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Paducah. His program includes works by Liszt, Chopin and Debussy.
Antonio Pompa-Baldi Etude No 1 in C major Op 10 No 1 (Chopin)