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The KCME Culture Zone is a weekly potpourri of interviews, music and more spotlighting cultural events and personalities in the Pikes Peak region.

Join KCME's Keith Simon for the KCME Culture Zone
Sundays at 5pm and Monday at 7:30pm on
Classical 88.7 KCME-FM.


Colorado Springs Youth Symphony's Gary Nicholson:

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10 06 13:

In this episode of KCME’s Culture Zone, George Preston interviews Colin McAllister, Music Program Coordinator at UCCS, about upcoming concerts, a segment featuring Martina Filjak, a Croatian pianist, who will be performing with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and Keith Simon interviews Stephen Scott, CC faculty and founder of the Bowed Piano Ensemble about his retirement and the ensemble’s final performances. This episode also features Keith Simon’s interview with Maestro Thomas Wilson of the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs about their upcoming concert “American Landscapes”, and Jana Lee talks about her upcoming program “I Heard the Bullets Whistle” based on the Cellist of Sarajevo” by Stephen Galloway.

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10 13 13:

This episode of KCME’s Culture Zone includes Part one of Keith Simon talking to Theatreworks’ director, Murray Ross, and actor Christopher Lowell about the upcoming production of “Death of a Salesman”, and part one of his interview with pianist and UCCS faculty member Angelina Gadeliya about her upcoming CD “Schnittke’s Ghosts”. The final segment is George Preston visiting the production of “Noises Off” at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

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10 20 13:

This episode of KCME’s Culture Zone includes Keith Simon talking to Rebecca Ratterree of the Iron Springs Chateau in Manitou Springs and playwright August Mergleman, presenting the play “The Restless Ghost of Emma Crawford”, part two of an interview with Murray Ross and Christopher Lowell of Theatreworks , part two of Jana Lee’s and Keith Simon’s interfiew with Angelina Gadeliya. Jana Lee also discusses a musical Guilty Pleasure with author Steven Galloway, author of “The Cellist of Sarajevo”, and finally, Keith Simon interviews members of the Veronika String Quartet about their upcoming performance.

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10 27 13: This episode of KCME’s Culture Zone features George Preston and violinist Michelle Makarski, who talks about her new CD release of Bach Sonatas featuring pianist Keith Jarrett, and Keith Simon talks with Steve Emily, President of the Springs Ensemble Theatre. Steve is also producer and stars in the production of “A Steady Rain” coming next weekend. Jana Lee talks more with Stephen Galloway, author of “The Cellist of Sarajevo”, and finally, a musical Guilty Pleasure with Gary Nicholson of the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Assocation.

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