Upcoming Events

KCME Top 50 Survey

KCME is having our 2nd Annual Listener Countdown and we want YOU to be a part of it!

Before we can start the countdown, we need to hear from you!

Click on the link below to our Top 50 Countdown Survey and let us know your top 3 favorite pieces of Classical Music. Please indicate both the composer and the title of the piece. Then, to help us out in case of ties, please indicate your 2 favorite Classical Composers.

Please send your response back no later than October 22 as we will begin the countdown on Friday, November 5 at 4:00PM Thanks for participating!

Top 50 Survey

KCME Passport

Date: October 18-Oct 31 – Join at any time!

In Celebration of Arts Month, take a Trip through KCME’s classical music programming. Discover new programs, enjoy the comfort of old favorites, and win prizes along the way! Interested in participating? Sign up here!

Pueblo Concert Series at Ascension Episcopal

We start off the series on October 22, Friday,  7.00pm in Ascension Episcopal Church (18th Street and Grand Ave.) with a musical feast for violin and piano.

Geoffrey Herd joins us again in the exploration of the last Sonata for Violin and Piano by Beethoven and the monumental Strauss Sonata. The scope of this masterwork is truly from the same stock as Strauss’ Tone Poems.

Tickets are $20, cash or check, and are sold at the door. Wearing masks and some social distancing is expected

The Veronika String Quartet 2021-2022 Season

Muse, She, the Empowering…

  • What Love Creates
    • Monday, December 20th- 7:30PM at Ascension Episcopal Church
    • Tuesday, December 21st- 7:30PM at Packard Hall at Colorado College
  • Mysterious Beloved
    • Saturday, February 19th- 7:30PM at Ascension Episcopal Church
    • Sunday, February 20th- 3:00PM at Packard Hall at Colorado College
  • To Our Heritage
    • Friday, May 6th- 7:30PM at Ascension Episcopal Church
    • Saturday, May 7th- 7:30PM at Packard Hall at Colorado College

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.veronikastringquartet.com

Concerts at Lunch

Concerts at lunch take place once a month on Thursdays at 12pm, with the programs lasting around 40 minutes. These concerts will take place at Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Featuring a wide array of local performers, these concerts promote the art of music in our community, and are perfect for your lunch hour! For details about who is performing each month, visit gssepiscopal.org/music/concerts-at-lunch

Dates:

  • November 18, 2021
  • December 16, 2021
  • January 13, 2022
  • February 17, 2022
  • March 17, 2022
  • April 7, 2022
  • May 19, 2022
Chamber Orchestra of the Springs 2021-2022 Concert Season

Dates:

  • Saturday and Sunday, November 6-7 – Legends in Bleue
  • Sunday, January 23, 2022 – A Celebration of Beethoven
  • Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6, 2022 – Among Friends
  • Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10, 2022 – Affairs of the Heart

More details about upcoming events to come. To learn more about the Chamber Orchestra, their season, and to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.chamberorchestraofthesprings.org/2021-2022-season.html

KCME patrons can select Add a Coupon Code, enter KCME, hit Apply and a $5 discount will be applied to your tickets purchase.  

Taylor Concerts 2021-2022 Series

All concerts will be held at Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and are free and open to the public.

Dates/Performers

  • October 31, 2021 at 3pm- David Briggs, organ
  • November 14, 2021 at 3pm- A Celebration of Singing
  • December 5, 2021 at 3pm- Advent Lessons and Carols
  • January 16, 2022 at 3pm- Katelyn Emerson, organ
  • February 13, 2022 at 3pm- Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble
  • March 13, 2022 at 3pm- The Compline Choir
  • May 15, 2022 at 3pm- Katie Mahan, piano
Colorado Springs Youth Symphony

Join the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony during their upcoming fall events

October 24th: Fall Concert I & II

  • Concert I- 3:00-5:00
  • Concert II- 6:30-8:30

Located at 5225 N Nevada Ave

November 13th: Fall Chamber Concert at 3:00 at 3113 Primrose Dr

November 15th: MSP Informance at 6:30 Location TBA

American String Quartet

Mary Jo & Dr. Jarvis Ryals present the American String Quartet.

Date: October 27, 2021

Location: Pueblo Country Club- 3200 8th Avenue, Pueblo, CO

Time: Concert at 5:15, dinner at 6:30

For more information, visit https://pueblosymphony.com/events.html

Classically Alive presents Pianist Abe Minzer

In celebration of Arts Month 2021, the Classically Alive concert series will feature “Pianist Abe Minzer in Concert.”

Date/Time: Oct 29, 2021 at 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm (Fri)

Additional time info: Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Meet-and-great the artist reception follows.

Location: The Piano Warehouse- 120 W Cucharras Street

For more information, visit https://artsoctober.com/special-program/classically-alive/

The Naked Voice

Join the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble as we celebrate the human voice!

CVAE begins a new season in glorious celebration of the unaccompanied, unamplified, unmasked human voice. In the vibrant acoustics of St. Mary’s Cathedral, we will tap the roots of our centuries-old choral heritage with the floor-to-ceiling resonance of Renaissance masterpieces by Thomas Tallis and Josquin des Prez.

New works by living composers Elliot Cole, Andrew Balfour, and Reena Esmail will challenge singers and listeners alike to step beyond the familiar, finding fresh perspectives on the vitality of our art and its extraordinary ability to tell our collective story. With special guest Pamela Chaddon, cello.

Date: October 29, 2021 at 7:30PM

Location: St. Mary’s Cathedral

Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Transcontinental New Music

Date: Nov 4th at 7:30PM

The music department welcomes members of the New Music Delaware Ensemble and guests as they perform a program of new music by Ofer Ben-Amots and Jennifer Barker.

Montage Music, by CC’s Ofer Ben-Amots, was written in memory of Santa Fe artist Bebe Krimmer and was inspired by several of her artworks as well as by her radiant and charismatic personality. Performing this composition are Christopher Nichols, clarinet, Guillaume Combet, violin, Michal Schmidt, violoncello, and Marie-Christine Delbeau, piano. Following brief interviews with both composers, Grant Youngblood, baritone, Christopher Nichols, clarinet, Michal Schmidt, violoncello, and Marie-Christine Delbeau, piano will present Harmonious Dreams by Jennifer Barker.

The concert is free and open to the public; all members of the public age 12 or older attending a Colorado College-sponsored, indoor public event will be required to present proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result, along with a valid photo ID. See more information here.

Epic Fall Concerts

Location: Almagre Venue

Time: 7:00PM

Dates/Performers:

November 5- The Allakhverdyan Duo

To purchase tickets and to learn more about performers visit, https://www.epicmustsee.org/buy-tickets

Petite Nutcracker

Presented by Colorado Ballet Society and Colorado Youth Ballet at PPLD -Library 21c,

Enjoy a condensed, 20-minute version of The Nutcracker, a perfect introduction to the story for children of all ages, performed by the talented students of Colorado Ballet Society at the Library 21c Venue.

Tickets are $5 per person and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to benefit Care and Share Food Bank, which provides food, partnering opportunities, and education to fight hunger and food insecurity in Southern Colorado communities.

These performances are a delightful sneak peek at Colorado Youth Ballet’s A Colorado Nutcracker which will be performed at the Pikes Peak Center on December 21-22.

Dates/Times: 

  • Nov 24, 2021 at 11:00 am – 11:20 am (Wed)
  • Nov 24, 2021 at 12:30 pm – 12:50 pm (Wed)
  • Nov 24, 2021 at 02:00 pm – 02:20 pm (Wed)
  • Nov 27, 2021 at 11:00 am – 11:20 am (Sat)
  • Nov 27, 2021 at 12:30 pm – 12:50 pm (Sat)
  • Nov 27, 2021 at 02:00 pm – 02:20 pm (Sat)

For more info: https://www.danceinthesprings.com/tickets

A Colorado Nutcracker

A Colorado Nutcracker: Presented by Colorado Ballet Society and Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale and Chamber Orchestra of the Springs and Colorado Youth Ballet at Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts.

Dates/Times:

  • Dec 21, 2021 at 07:00 pm – 08:15 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 22, 2021 at 02:00 pm – 03:15 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 22, 2021 at 06:00 pm – 07:15 pm (Wed)

Location: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

For more info: https://www.pikespeakcenter.com/events/detail/nutcracker

The Nutcracker-Presented by Rachael's School of Dance

Dates/Times:

  • Nov 27, 2021 at 02:00 pm – 04:05 pm (Sat)
  • Nov 27, 2021 at 07:00 pm – 09:05 pm (Sat)

Location: ENT Center for the Arts

For more info and to purchase tickets: https://tickets.entcenterforthearts.org/3044/3046

The Nutcracker: Short and Sweet

The Comeback Begins as the Colorado Springs Philharmonic presents The Nutcracker: Short and Sweet, featuring the Oklahoma City Ballet

Dates/Times: 

  • November 26 at 1pm, 4pm and 7:30pm
  • November 27th at 1pm, 4pm and 7:30pm
  • November 28th at 2pm

Location: Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts

For more info and to purchase tickets:  https://csphilharmonic.org/event/the-nutcracker/

View Peak Radar Cultural Calendar of the Pikes Peak Region here.