Paducah Symphony Orchestra is preparing for their signature fundraising event of the year, and in a new location. The Carson Center will be the venue for their Sing-Off on May 14. Executive Director Daniel Sene visits with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with details on the talented groups of local performers and guest judge American Idol finalist Jason Castro.
The Kentucky Tourism Bureau lists the LowerTown Arts and Music Festival in Paducah among the top Spring festivals in the Commonwealth. The annual gathering of regional music, artists and food vendors is Friday, May 15 and Saturday May 16 in the LowerTown district. Organizers Michael and Victoria Terra of Terra Cottage Ceramics joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about this year's special events, the juried artists on display and the line-up of local music.
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.
"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.
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.
It's Paducah Symphony Orchestra's most popular show, selling out four years in a row, "A Christmas Celebration" is this Saturday at 7:30 at the Carson Center in Paducah. Featuring the symphony and chorus, youth and children's choruses, Murray State Concert Choir and Murray Choral Society. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Maestro Raffaele Ponti about the program that starts at 7:30 p.m.
Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams opens the program of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra Saturday night at 7:30 in the Carson Center. Then, guest soloist Glenn Deicterow joins the Orhcestra for Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto, opus 14. And the concert finale is Piotre Tchaikovsky's Symphony Number 1, Winter Daydreams. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Artistic Director and Conductor Raffaele Ponti for more about the music.
Saturday's concert of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra showcases the symphonic poem based on 1001 Nights: Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherezade." The program also features 2014 Young Artist Competition Winner Mary Grace Bender on cello. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Maestro Raffaele Ponti about the program of American, English, Italian and Russian compositions.
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."
Hear Paducah Symphony Orchestra concerts on WKMS! PSO concerts preempt A Prairie Home Companion rebroadcasts Sunday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and are rebroadcast Sunday nights from 9 - 11 p.m. You can also enjoy the concerts simulcast live on our Classical Channel. Also, rebroadcasts on our Classical Channel Mondays at 9 a.m., Wednesdays at Noon, and Saturdays a 8 p.m. on weeks following the initial broadcast.