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.
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.
Kate Lochte sits down with Maestro Raffaele Ponti for a preview of this weekend’s concert of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, our region’s only professional orchestra. Ponti is Artistic Director and Conductor of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra. He previews the next concert: Saturday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Carson Center. Winners of this year’s Young Artist Competition solo in Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D Major and Liszt’s Hungarian Fantasy for piano and orchestra. Works by Beethoven and Dvorak complete the program. Tickets are available at 270-444-0065.
The Paducah Symphony Orchestra has named Paducah native Amy Sanders as its new Artistic Services Manager. Sanders will coordinate children’s programming and handle all of the group’s marketing and communications.
The Black Patch Tobacco War in our part of the country was the most pronounced activity of military aggression between the civil war and the civil rights movement, we learn from Christian County Historian William T. Turner the key players in that conflict and how it’s remembered.
Also, we’ll speak with futurist Ivan Potter on the lasting effects of this year’s drought, and Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham’s take on the changing interoperations of the U.S. Constitution. Plus the history of Fulton’s Banana Festival and details about a Japanese performance group coming to MSU.
Paducah Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director Raffaele Ponti will extend his tenure with the PSO through 2016. Executive Director Daniel Sene announced the extension to audience members at Saturday’s symphony season opener.
A ukele orchestra, gospel groups fresh from church, some familiar faces like Bawn in the Mash, Alonzo Pennington, Solid Rockit Boosters and many more music groups are entertaining at the Lowertown Arts and Music Festival through the weekend. Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s Artistic Services Manager Leigh Ann Renfro was on the committee choosing the tunes and speaks with Kate Lochte about the eclectic mix of live music.