PORGY & BESS
Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Maestro Raffaele Ponti conducts Leonard Bernstein’s overture to Candide, embarking on an evening filled with both nostalgic sounds and new ones to many ears. Gershwin’s beloved Porgy & Bess (symphonic picture) celebrates opening night with some of the composers most enduring melodies. The First Symphony by Italian composer Giovanni Sgambati brings this concert to a close with fresh romanticism.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 7:30 pm
American composer Howard Hanson’s Third Symphony offers a taste of the 20th century sound, while we welcome 2017 PSO Young Artist Competition winners David Godar and Phyllis Pan to perform with the orchestra on two beloved works for piano. Ravel’s iconic Bolero closes the performance.
A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Join the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and choruses as they celebrate the holiday season. This year-after-year sellout is a staple in the community, and for many, no Christmas would be complete without it. Experience this memorable concert for yourself!
AN EVENING OF JOHN WILLIAMS & FRIENDS
Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Maestro Raffaele Ponti conducts the scores from your favorite films in a concert the whole family will enjoy. Revel in the music from cinema classics including Star Wars, Apollo 13, Shindler’s List, Raiders of the Lost Ark and more!
Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 7:30 pm
The Season concludes with music from the only film score ever composed by Leonard Bernstein, that of the acclaimed On the Waterfront, followed by an awe-inspiring performance of William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, featuring 200 voices on stage with the orchestra.