Paducah Symphony Orchestra Planning Expanded In-Person Programming As Pandemic Winds Down
The Paducah Symphony Orchestra is planning in-person events after the coronavirus pandemic forced arts organizations throughout the country to shut their doors in March 2020.
The symphony will host its first in-person concert since February 2020 this Saturday with a spring choral showcase. The free show will feature the PSO’s youth and children’s choruses at the First Baptist Church in Paducah.
“We are thrilled to finally have some of our students back in the rehearsal room and on stage,” PSO said in a press release. “We invite you to come show your support for these young musicians after a long and difficult year.”
PSO General Manager Morgan Walker told WKMS the group is also planning its first post-pandemic mainstage concert for July 23. The event will feature a string quartet in an indoor venue.
Walker said she is excited to see renewed community interest in the symphony as public health restrictions loosen.
“Slowly, we’ve been telling our patrons that we are coming back in some way. Now, just in the last couple of weeks, we can finally be sure of that.”
Walker said more in-person events will take place throughout the remainder of the season.