Paducah Symphony Orchestra

Hear Paducah Symphony Orchestra concerts on WKMS! PSO concerts pre-empt  Sunday Prairie Home Broadcasts 11 am - 1 pm and are rebroadcast Sunday nights from 9 - 11 pm You can also enjoy the concerts simulcast live on WKMS HD-2.

...And repeats on HD-2: Mondays at 9 am, Wednesdays at Noon, and Sundays at 11 am on weeks following the initial broadcast.

9/7/13 - Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto - Airs on WKMS: 9/22/13 11 a.m. 

10/5/13 - Dvorak's New World Symphony - Airs on WKMS: 10/13/13 11 a.m. 

Jacob Tews is Lecturer in Viola and Music Theory at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and performs with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra. The October 5th Concert program of the Symphony includes his Chamber Symphony "Three Reflections." We hear the Prologue Hymn and meet the composer to learn more about this composition...

Dvorak's New World Symphony headlines the program of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra concert at 7 pm in the Carson Center tomorrow (Saturday, October 5). Maestro Raffaele Ponti previews the concert with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. Maestro Ponti also talks about a featured performance by Jacob Tews and his experience working with the composer. Also, he talks about his recent work in area schools and how he's getting kids interested and involved in classical music. See more at Paducah Symphony's website

Paducah Symphony Orchestra Maestro Raffaele Ponti visits with us on Sounds Good. The Orchestra’s season opens Saturday (September 7) at 7:30 p.m. at the Carson Center, featuring soloist Ilya Kaler performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Kaler was born in Moscow, Russia and is the only violinist to have won gold medals at each of the three most prestigious international competitions. Ponti speaks with Kate Lochte about the season ahead. See the season schedule and more at Paducah Symphony Orchestra's website.

Underwritten by Peel & Holland  

Hear the sounds of the Paducah Symphony Adult, Youth and Children’s Choruses and the Murray State Concert Choir as they perform a concert filled with some of our most beloved patriotic songs, including American folk music favorites from “My Old Kentucky Home” to “Oh Susanna.” Paducah Symphony Orchestra and Peel & Holland of Murray present "Made in America," a special 4th of July weekend special, broadcasting on July 5, from 11 a.m. to Noon.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra Executive Director tells Kate Lochte on Sounds Good that this is the first-ever Symphony performance at the Lower Town Arts & Music Festival which occurs Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Stage. Admission is free to the Festival and there's no parking fee. Click here to see more about the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival

The 2013 LowerTown Arts and Music Festival is just around the corner and Amy Sanders of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra's staff shares the rundown on the music line-up during Sounds Good. The festival runs from May 17-19 on 7th and Madison in Paducah. WKMS will be broadcasting live on the evening of Friday, May 17th. More information about that coming soon! Click here to see festival news and the complete schedule.

Thursday at 9:30 a.m. The Carson Center in Paducah presents the Paducah Symphony Orchestra in performance for the second time in its Class Acts Education Series. 3rd through 6th graders are going to hear a concert featuring the music of Bizet, Beethoven, Copland, and many more. PSO Artistic Director and Conductor Raffaele Ponti tells us more about the show and the instrument "petting zoo" feature. Click here for more information.

Youth Report: Paducah Symphony Orchestra's Children's and Youth Choruses

Nov 30, 2012
Brian Black & Rusty Jones

Earlier this month Patti's hosted the Paducah Symphony Orchestra Children's and Youth Choruses for the lighting of its extensive display of illuminated trees and buildings. WKMS Youth Radio Project correspondents Brynn and Patrick Jones and Sam Mitchell performed and Dr. Rusty Jones of the Murray State Department of English and Philosophy recorded the music of the evening, plus assisted Brynn, Patrick and Sam in interviewing Dr. Amy Alcoin, Director of the Youth Chorus, and Dr. Bradley Almquist, Director of the Children's Chorus.

At long last, the 2012 campaign season is over, and while the dust is still settling, we’ll speak with two retiring Kentucky state lawmakers, Republican Senator Ken Winters of Murray and Democratic Representative Mike Cherry of Princeton, to help sort out the results. A post-election post-mortem, today on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.