Paducah Symphony Orchestra

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.

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Paducah to Renew Contract with Symphony for Youth

Aug 27, 2014
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Paducah is renewing a contract with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra for more than $20,000, up from the amount given last year.

City Manager Jeff Pederson says the annual contract provides in-school ensembles for kindergarten through fifth grade. Sixth through twelfth grade students are provided tickets to see the symphony in concert.

This Saturday's Symphony Sing-Off at Harrah's Metropolis features a special performance by UK's male a-cappella group, the AcoUstiKats, including Paducah natives. Kate Lochte learns more about the event with Paducah Symphony Executive Director Daniel Sene and acoUstiKats' Jordan Lindsey on Sounds Good.

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Paducah city officials are still waiting to receive a financial report from Barbecue on the River that they hope will provide more insight into the organization's financial practices. 

Barbecue on the River has resolved its dispute with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra about the festival’s beer garden management by offering the PSO the right of first refusal. That means PSO will be the first organization festival officials asks to manage the beer garden, but a press release from the two groups doesn’t say whether or not that contract will have any changes.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra Maestro Raffaele Ponti conducts "Rachmaninoff's 2nd Symphony" at the Carson Center, February 1.

The performance features Paul Creston's "Dance Overture op.62, Robert Smith's Rites of Tamburo in a side-by-side performance with the youth orchestra and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No.2. Kate speaks with Ponti about the selection and other activities happening through PSO.

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.

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