Tchaikovsky

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.

The classic Tchaikovsky ballet "Swan Lake" is performed at Paducah's West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Clemens Fine Arts Center tomorrow night (April 24) at 7:30 p.m. Fifty dancers of the Moscow Festival Ballet perform the great work. Kate Lochte speaks with Gail Robinson Butler, Director of the Clemens Fine Arts Center for a preview.

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.