Special Programming

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

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.


Top 50 Countdown

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

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.

Composer of the Month- Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg was born in Bergen, Norway. His first music teacher was his mother, who was a wonderful pianist. When Edvard was 15, he was sent to study at the best music conservatory in Europe. After he graduated, Grieg spent time in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he met and married his cousin Nina, who was a singer.
Grieg had an active career as a pianist, giving concerts all over Europe. But every summer, he came back to Norway to compose. He became a great champion of Norwegian music, art and theater, which is why the great Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen asked Grieg to write music for his play Peer Gynt. Peer Gynt is a tale about one man’s epic journey to the four corners of the globe. Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King” describes Peer Gynt’s adventure in the underground Kingdom of the Trolls. Can you hear the trolls creeping up on Peer? They are coming faster and faster! Whew…luckily, Peer Gynt gets away from the trolls by the skin of his teeth.
Listen to “In the Hall of the Mountain King” on the Classics for Kids Website and check out some great activities linked here!
Stay tuned for November’s Composer of the Month – Leonard Bernstein


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