Special Programming

Classical KCME brings you special programming throughout the year. Please check back often for updates.

Thanks to all of you who submitted your favorites. You can view your top 20 list, aired December 30th, here.

The Score with Edmund Stone

Saturdays at 9am

February 4 – The Voice and Vision of Black Composers
February 11 – Music and Love: A Magical Mix
February 18 – John Williams: The Man Who Changed Movie Music, Part One
February 25 – John Williams: The Man Who Changed Movie Music, Part Two
March 4 – A Portrait of Ireland

The Metropolitan Opera

Saturdays at 11am

February 4 – Verdi: Macbeth
February 11 – Celebrating Franco Zeffirelli
February 18 – Verdi: Don Carlo
February 25 – Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
March 4 – Listeners’ Choice: Great Met Broadcasts

Colorado Springs Philharmonic

Sundays at 3pm

February 26 – Don Quixote
March 19 – Dvořák 8
April 16 – Brahms & Beethoven
May 14 – The Ring Without Words
May 28 – Signature Series: Beethoven and Mahler
June 4 – Mahler 9

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs

Sundays at 3pm

March 12 – A Full Dance Card
April 9 – Dialogue in Eloquence

Nationally Syndicated Broadcasts

KCME proudly broadcasts various nationally syndicated programs, for more information and to listen to past programs, click the program names below.

Performance Spotlight

Weekdays at 10am with a repeat at 4pm

Performance spotlight is a 3 minute interview with local organizations chatting about anything and everything in the performing arts world. You can get the full interviews here.


Classics for Kids

At KCME, we are delighted to showcase Classics For Kids every Sunday at 6:00PM.

Classics for Kids is designed to introduce children to classical music. According to the Classics for Kids creators, “Music not only has the power to stimulate the mind, enrich the heart and soothe the soul; it can

help children to think more creatively, develop craftsmanship and discipline and learn the value of excellence.”

Check back here each month to learn more about the Classics for Kids “Composer of the Month.” More information, music, resources, and games can be found on the Classics for Kids website.

January Composer of the Month: Sergei Prokofiev

Russian composer and pianist Sergei Prokofiev was born in 1891 in Sontsovka, a small village in Ukraine. Early on, it was clear that he had musical talent. His mother, who was a very good pianist, encouraged him, and taught him to play the piano. Sergei began composing at the age of five. When he got a bit older, he and his mother moved to St. Petersburg, so that he could study music there.

After Prokofiev graduated from school, he traveled around Europe to learn more about music. World War I and the Russian Revolution made living and working in Russia very difficult, so Prokofiev left the country in 1918. Paris eventually became his home, but he also spent time in the United States and the Bavarian Alps. But the whole time he was away from Russia, Prokofiev longed for his homeland. In 1936, he made the unusual decision to move back to the Soviet Union.

Prokofiev was a master at using music to tell a story. One of his most famous musical stories is Peter and the Wolf, which was written for Russia’s Central Children’s Theatre. You may have seen it performed in school, or on the concert stage.

In addition to symphonic music, Prokofiev wrote ballets, operas, and music for films — like Lieutenant Kijé

Learn more about other composers on the Classics for Kids Website and check out some great activities linked here!


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