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The Paducah Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2016-2017 season this Saturday. George Eldred and Maestro Raffaele Ponti preview the first concert on Sounds Good.

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The Paducah Symphony Orchestra performs at the Carson Center once again this Saturday night. WKMS classical producer George Eldred speaks with conductor Raffaele Ponti on Sounds Good about the upcoming concert, Pictures at an Exhibition. 

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The Paducah Symphony Orchestra gives its next performance at the Carson Center this Saturday night. On Sounds Good, classical producer George Eldred speaks with conductor Raffaele Ponti about the concert, titled "Sibelius' Violin Concerto."

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Saturday night, the Paducah Symphony Orchestra presents their the annual Christmas celebration, one of the most energetic performances all season. On Sounds Good, Maestro Raffaele Ponti speaks with George Eldred about the performance and explains why some consider this concert the official start of the Christmas season in Paducah.

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This Saturday night, the Paducah Symphony Orchestra gives the third performance of their season, Mahler's 1st Symphony, at The Carson Center. on Sounds Good, George Eldred speaks with artistic director and conductor Raffaele Ponti about the concert beginning with a tribute to his father through the work by Mascagni, followed by special vocals in Debussy, then a work filled with the sounds of nature by Mahler.

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony on Saturday, October 3. His final completed symphony, Tchaikovsky premiered this and conducted it himself in October 1893, nine days before his death. The second performance was in November and was played at his memorial service. On Sounds Good, Paducah Symphony's Maestro Raffaele Ponti describes the composer's struggle behind this piece and Barber's progressive Symphony No. 1 and Saint-Saens' lauded Cello Concerto No. 1 ahead of their performance.

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The Paducah Symphony Orchestra kicks off their 2015-2016 season this weekend with a huge opener from the romantic period, featuring two composers who shared similar styles and love for the same woman. Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 3, op.97 E-flat major is followed by Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No.2, op. 83, B-flat major. On Sounds Good, George Eldred speaks with Maestro Raffaele Ponti about the work and life of these two contemporaries.

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The Paducah Symphony Orchestra performs a concert headlined by Carol Orff's Carmina Burana with over 300 singers on stage in the Carson Center this Saturday. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Artistic Director and Conductor Raffaele Ponti about the evening.

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"Music is life. And like life, it is inextinguishable." - Carl Nielsen. This sentiment is evoked in the Paducah Symphony Orchestra's presentation of Nielsen's 4th Symphony, featuring side-by-side performance by the Paducah Symphony Youth Orchestra in Rachmaninoff's Symphony in D minor "Youth." Also, Respighi's tour through Rome in Fontane di Roma and Verdi's Overture to Nabucco. Kate Lochte speaks with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra's Maestro Raffaele Ponti about the March 14th concert.

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Saturday night's Valentine's activities in Paducah include The Paducah Symphony in concert at the Carson Center. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with the Symphony's Artistic Director and Conductor Raffaele Ponti about the grand selections of music in "A Lincoln Portrait," which he says is a powerful and sincere symphonic journey.

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