Schedule - Upcoming

Carson Four Rivers Center
Paducah, Kentucky
Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Hanson: Symphony no 3, Op. 33
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
Artist: Young Artist Winner
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Liszt: Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125
Artist: Young Artist Winner
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Ravel: Boléro
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Charlotte Performing Arts Center
Punta Gorda, Florida
Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Williams: Summon the Heroes
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Copland: An Outdoor Overture
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Harris: Epilogue to Profiles in Courage J.F.K.
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Lowden: Armed Forces Salute
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Persichetti: A Lincoln Address
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Williams: Suite from J.F.K.
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Williams: Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Carson Four Rivers Center
Paducah, Kentucky
Saturday, 18 November 2017 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Williams: Summon the Heroes
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Copland: An Outdoor Overture
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Harris: Epilogue to Profiles in Courage J.F.K.
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Lowden: Armed Forces Salute
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Persichetti: A Lincoln Address
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Williams: Suite from J.F.K.
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Williams: Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Charlotte Performing Arts Center
Punta Gorda, Florida
Sunday, 3 December 2017 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Program TBA
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Carson Four Rivers Center
Paducah, Kentucky
Saturday, 9 December 2017 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Charlotte Performing Arts Center
Punta Gorda, Florida
Sunday, 14 January 2018 - 7:30 PM
Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Sgambati: Symphony no 1 in D major, Op. 11
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Carson Four Rivers Center
Paducah, Kentucky
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Williams: Main Theme from "Star Wars"
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Horner: Apollo 13
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Zimmer: Gladiator
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Williams: E.T. - Adventures on Earth
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Zimmer: The Last Samurai; The Way of the Sword
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Badelt: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Elfman: Spiderman
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Williams: Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Williams: Schindler's List
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Elfman: Movie Spectacular
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Rózsa: Ben Hur
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Charlotte Performing Arts Center
Punta Gorda, Florida
Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Hanson: Symphony no 3, Op. 33
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Wieniawski: Concerto for Violin no 2 in D minor, Op. 22
Artist: Sabrina-Vivian Hopcker
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Ravel: Boléro
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Carson Four Rivers Center
Paducah, Kentucky
Saturday, 10 March 2018 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Ravel: Ma mère l'oye: Suite (Mother Goose Suite)
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Bruch: Romance for Viola and Orchestra, Op. 85
Artist: Michael Klotz (Viola)
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Wolf: Italian Serenade for Orchestra and Viola
Artist: Michael Klotz (Viola)
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Bruckner: Overture in G Minor
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1919)
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Charlotte Performing Arts Center
Punta Gorda, Florida
Sunday, 18 March 2018 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Williams: Star Wars
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Horner: Apollo 13
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Zimmer: Gladiator
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Williams: E.T. - Adventures on Earth
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Zimmer: The Last Samurai; The Way of the Sword
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Badelt: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Elfman: Spiderman
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Williams: Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Williams: Schindler's List
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Elfman: Movie Spectacular
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Rózsa: Ben Hur
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Charlotte Performing Arts Center
Punta Gorda, Florida
Sunday, 8 April 2018 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Offenbach: Orphée aux enfers
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Bernstein: On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Bruckner: Overture in G Minor
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1919)
Ensemble: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Carson Four Rivers Center
Paducah, Kentucky
Saturday, 14 April 2018 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Offenbach: Orphée aux enfers
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Bernstein: On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast
Artist: Cory Crider
Ensemble: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffaele Ponti
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Giorgio Leardini: "His conducting technique shows elegance and confidence. He has all the qualifications to achieve a brilliant career."

Eugene Gratovich: "Maestro Raffaele Ponti is an outstanding musician and conductor. He has the highest professional standards. He is a conductor with whom musicians wish to make music."