Symphony Performs at Lowertown Festival Today
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival continues Saturday, with the first ever performance of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra will perform at the festival. 

The orchestra will take the main stage at 5:30pm under the direction of Maestro Raffaele Ponti. They will begin their performance with the "Star Spangled Banner" and end with "Stars and Stripes Forever". Throughout their performance they will play audience favorites such as the "Radetzky March", "God Bless America" and "Star Wars, Phantom Menace".

The Paducah Symphony schedules the entertainment for the festival each year, but this will be the first time that the orchestra and choruses will be performing. The choruses and youth orchestra are scheduled to perform on Sunday beginning at 1:15pm on the main stage.

Following the symphony and other acts, at 9:00pm Saturday, The 23 String Band will headline on the main stage. The 23 String Band, from Louisville, plays fun “fuel-injected” original Americana that dangerously weaves across the lanes of modern acoustic music.

For more information about the musicians performing at the Lower Town Arts and Music Festival contact Seth Murphy at or Daniel Sene at You can also call (270)444-0065.

Paducah Symphony performance order for Saturday:

Star Spangled Banner
American Patrol
Radetzky March
God Bless America
Salute to the Big Apple
Game Shows
Music Man
American Frontier
Star Wars, Phantom Menace
My Old KY Home
Stars and stripes forever

On the Net:

Festival website

Published 01:22 AM, Saturday May. 18, 2013
Updated 03:43 PM, Tuesday May. 28, 2013

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