In striving to be a catalyst for arts in the Pikes Peak region and to serve our community, we are proud to announce a new partnership with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic to present, for the first time, almost a decade of their pristine live performance recordings to our KCME audience around the world.
Personally authorized by philharmonic music director Josep Caballe Domenech and made possible by the musicians of the orchestra, The Colorado Springs Philharmonic “From the Vault” series will be hosted by KCME’s Robert Bruce and will begin airing on KCME on Monday, May 25th. The show will run Monday through Friday evenings at 7:00 PM.
From the Vault is sponsored by the Tiemens Private Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in Colorado Springs, who are passionate about the arts, and committed to helping every client find their financial rhythm. Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, a registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Co.
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Colorado College Summer Music Festival
Classical KCME is excited to partner with Colorado College to live-stream two
CC Summer Music Festival “virtual concerts” in June. The dates, times, and concert information are as follows:
Sunday, June 21, 3:00 PM (Father’s Day)
  • Mozart clarinet quintet in E-flat Major, K. 581 30’
  • Doppler Souvenir du Rigi 7’
  • Uebayashi Au-dela du Temps for 2 flutes and piano (1st and 4th movt.) 10’
  • Penderecki Duo Concertante for violin and bass 5’30’
  • Bartok Contrasts 17’
Tuesday, June 23, 8:00 PM
  • Mozart horn quintet in E-flat, K. 407 13’
  • Hoffmeister Duo Concertante for flute and viola 12’
  • Brahms Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann 15’ (played on 2 pianos)
  • Schumann piano quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47 27’

 

 

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs

Join KCME host Michael Campion on Wednesdays at 5pm for a special broadcast of Chamber Orchestra performances, curated by Maestro Thomas Wilson.

Wednesday, May 20th, 5pm
Strauss Duet Concertino with Ian Buckspan, clarinet and JJ Sechan, bassoon
Copland Appalachian Spring (13 instrument complete ballet)

The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs is pleased to continue its more than three decades long tradition of sharing music with the Colorado Springs community in innovative and meaningful ways.

We look forward to the day we can come together once again with live concerts and special events. For now, we send our best wishes to you and your loved ones.
Be safe, be well, and be musical.
How to listen?
TUNE INTO 88.7FM on Wednesdays at 5pm
or connect online at www.kcme.org

Coming up:
Wednesday, May 27th, 5pm
Strauss Serenade for Winds in E-flat, Op. 7
Menotti The Unicorn, the Gorgon & the Manticore with Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble
Widor Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5 arranged by Thomas Wilson

Wednesday, June 3rd, 5pm
Dvorak Serenade for Winds, Cellos and Bass in D Minor, op. 44
Torke Sky (Bluegrass Concerto) with Tessa Lark, violin
Encore “Blues in G Minor” with Tessa Lark & Jacob Klock, violins

June 10th, 17th and 24th programs will be announced soon!

 

 


Due to circumstances stemming from COVID-19, the ​4th ​ of July Symphony in the Park ​ is unable to take place in Memorial Park with crowd gathering restrictions impacting large scale special events. With this in mind, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Colorado Springs Sports Corporation created an innovative plan that will bring fireworks to residents across El Paso County. Classical KCME is very proud to partner in this event.

“Instead of a limited crowd being the only group to enjoy the holiday, residents will be able to stay home, stay healthy, and continue to enjoy fireworks being displayed at nine locations throughout the Pikes Peak Region,” said Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers.

The event will continue the tradition of playing a patriotic concert, along with the fireworks, to be broadcast across the community as the night sky lights up. “The Colorado Springs Philharmonic has been performing for the City’s residents on the 4th of July for 47 years and is pleased to continue this tradition in ways that will reach the broader community,” said Philharmonic President & CEO Nathan Newbrough. “This year’s 4th of July – with sensational music and fireworks – is an opportunity to reach out to our neighbors across the region with beauty and excitement to celebrate the birth of our great nation.”

Residents are encouraged to celebrate the 4th of July “from their porch” and look to one of the nine locations displaying fireworks while tuning their radios to Sunny 106.3 FM, Y96.9 FM, KCME 88.7 FM, 92.9 Peak FM, or AM 740 KVOR to hear the concert broadcast. The fireworks will also be broadcast by KKTV with live reports and footage from select firework locations.

Partnering with several communities, the following locations will be hosting firework displays, weather-permitting, with restricted on-site access. These shows will be visible to residents at their homes across the region; see www.CS4thofJuly.org for details:

● Banning Lewis Ranch
● Garden of the Gods Resort
● Falcon Freedom Days at Meridian Ranch
● James Irwin Charter Schools
● Patty Jewett Golf Course

Additional communities will be hosting firework displays while also participating in the regional coordinated efforts to bring fireworks across the county. Visit www.CS4thofJuly.org for more information:

● The Broadmoor
● The Club at Flying Horse
● Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC at Weidner Field
● The Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort
● Fort Carson

In addition to celebrating the 4th of July as a collective community, event organizers are excited to recognize healthcare professionals that provide high quality care in our community. In partnership with UCHealth, residents can make donations to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to support those on the front lines in Southern Colorado. Click here to learn more or to make a donation. “Our goal is to not only coordinate a county-wide celebration, but also honor the health care workers, first responders, military and those front line warriors who work tirelessly to keep the Pikes Peak Region safe,” said Sports Corp President and CEO Tom Osborne. “This community has really come together to see the 4th of July still happens in spite of recent events.” Proceeds from the sale of official “4th of July Symphony on Your Porch” merchandise will also be donated to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.