Special Programming

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

The Metropolitan Opera

Saturdays at 11am
  • May 21 – Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
  • May 28 – Glass: Akhnaten
  • June 4 – Brett Dean: Hamlet
  • June 11 – Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress

Colorado Springs Philharmonic

  • June 5 at 3pm – Appalachian Spring

The Score with Edmund Stone

Saturdays at 9am
  • May 21 – Psychological Thrillers: Hitchcock & Company
  • May 28  – Psychological Thrillers: From the Modern Era
  • June 4 – Disney Through the Decades: Animation
  • June 11 – Disney Through the Decades: Live Action

Colorado College Faculty Recital Broadcasts

Sundays at 3pm
  • May 29 – Faculty Recital 2
  • June 26 – Faculty Recital 3

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.

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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.

May Composer of the Month: Frédéric Chopin

Frédéric Chopin was one of the greatest pianists of his day. Chopin was born in a town just outside of Warsaw, Poland. His mother introduced him to the piano; by the time he was six, Chopin played extremely well and was starting to compose. He gave his first concert at the age of eight.

When Chopin was 20, he left Poland to seek fame and fortune in other European cities. When Chopin got to Paris, he decided to stay.

There’s a story that when Chopin left his native country, his friends gave him some Polish soil, which he carried around with him for the rest of his life. That’s probably not true, but Chopin did continue to be passionatly patriotic about Poland, even though he never went back there.

Chopin was never healthy, and he was only thirty-nine when he died of tuberculosis. When he was buried — in France — a special box of earth was brought from Poland to sprinkle on his grave. But Chopin’s heart is in Poland — literally. His heart was put in an urn and taken to the Church of the Holy Cross in Warsaw.

Stay tuned for June’s Composer of the Month: Giuseppe Verdi

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

https://www.classicsforkids.com/

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