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March 24, 2014

  • Organ Stop Pizza  |   Video
    • It may be one of Arizona’s best kept secrets. We’ll visit a Mesa restaurant where music, not food, is the main entrée. Organ Stop Pizza touts the world’s biggest Wurlitzer organ with nearly 6,000 pipes, 17 percussion instruments and two pianos. Originally installed at the Denver Theatre to accompany silent films, Organist Charlie Balogh says the additions and improvements that Organ Stop has made puts the organ’s replacement value at more than $4 million.

March 3, 2014

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Higher Octave Healing  |   Video
    • The therapists at Higher Octave Healing know that music not only touches people, but can help heal them. This non-profit provides a variety of music therapy for Arizona children, teens and adults. We’ll introduce you to members of Higher Octave’s rock band and learn how music is making a difference in their lives.

January 15, 2014

  • Itzhak Perlman  |   Video
    • He’s known as the Undisputed Virtuoso of the Violin. Itzhak Perlman, who will perform at the Mesa Arts Center, will talk about his music.

December 31, 2013

  • Pianist Lang Lang  |   Video
    • World-renowned pianist Lang Lang has been called the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times. Meet Lang Lang on Arizona Horizon.
  • Composer Eric Whitacre  |   Video
    • Grammy Award winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre, who has produced number-one classic music albums, talked with Arizona Horizon host Ted Simons about his work.

December 25, 2013

  • Pianist Lang Lang  |   Video
    • World-renowned pianist Lang Lang has been called the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times. Meet Lang Lang on Arizona Horizon.
  • Composer Eric Whitacre  |   Video
    • Grammy Award winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre, who has produced number-one classic music albums, talked with Arizona Horizon host Ted Simons about his work.

December 2, 2013

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Acts of Simple Kindness   |   Video
    • An Arizona widow turns her grief into action by helping children who have lost parents. The nonprofit, “Acts of Simple Kindness,” provides financial grants to children so they can continue or pursue extracurricular activities like sports, music and the arts. Founder Karen Turner came up with the idea after she saw how sports helped her son heal after his father died.

November 28, 2013

  • Pro Arte  |   Video
    • Originally the Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, Arizona Pro Arte calls itself a “flexible ensemble providing expert-level performances.” This summer, the orchestra has been performing at Tempe Center for the Arts for a three-part “cool classics series.” And this cool, soothing music is an antidote for the heat. Horizon attends a concert and focuses on two members of the group who don’t hold the kind of day jobs you might expect of professional musicians.

October 24, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Eric Whitacre  |   Video
    • Grammy Award winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre, who has produced number one classic music albums, will talk with Arizona Horizon host Ted Simons about his work.

October 23, 2013

  • Pianist Lang Lang  |   Video
    • World-renowned pianist Lang Lang has been called the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times. The Chinese-born pianist will perform with the Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall on Thursday, October 24. Meet Lang Lang on Arizona Horizon.

October 16, 2013

  • The Rascals  |   Video
    • In the 1960s, The Rascals had number one hits like “Groovin,” “People Got to Be Free” and “A Beautiful Morning.” Now, the four original members of the Rascals will appear in a week long engagement at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix for a hybrid rock 'n' roll concert, Broadway show, theatrical experience and multimedia extravaganza called “Once Upon A Dream Starring the Rascals.” All four original band members, Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati, Dino Danelli and Gene Cornish, will join Ted Simons to talk about their music, their show and their lives.

September 19, 2013

  • Mason Jar  |   Video
    • For more than two decades, the Mason Jar was a fixture of Phoenix’s music scene. By the time it closed in 2005, the Mason Jar had welcomed thousands of performers, including one musician who won’t let go of the past. We’ll show you the efforts of that musician to put on a Mason Jar encore.

August 8, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Pro Arte  |   Video
    • Originally the Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, Arizona Pro Arte calls itself a “flexible ensemble providing expert-level performances.” This summer, the orchestra has been performing at Tempe Center for the Arts for a three-part “cool classics series.” And this cool, soothing music is an antidote for the heat. Horizon attends a concert and focuses on two members of the group who don’t hold the kind of day jobs you might expect of professional musicians.

February 6, 2013

  • Trio Gala  |   Video
    • For the first time ever, Ballet Arizona, Arizona Opera and The Phoenix Symphony will perform together in an inaugural fund-raising event. The event at Symphony Hall in Phoenix combines performances from each group, dinner and more. Allison Johnston, Ballet Arizona Executive Director, Scott Altman, Arizona Opera General Director, and Jim Ward, The Phoenix Symphony CEO and President, will talk about the Trio Gala.

December 19, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat Special   |   Video
    • 100 years of Arizona music is featured in “I Am AZ Music”, a special exhibition at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Art collector Eddie Basha gives a tour of the Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western American and Native American Art. Tempe-based A Ludwig Dance Theatre – Arizona’s oldest performing dance company –celebrates 35 years of socially-conscious dance.

August 30, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat Special  |   Video
    • 100 years of Arizona music is featured in “I Am AZ Music”, a new exhibition at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Art collector Eddie Basha gives a tour of the Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western American and Native American Art. Tempe-based A Ludwig Dance Theatre – Arizona’s oldest performing dance company –celebrates 35 years of socially-conscious dance.

August 27, 2012

  • Johnny Franklin Celebrity Photos  |   Video
    • The Sunnyslope Historical Society recently hosted "The Life and Times of Johnny Franklin", an exhibition of celebrity photographs taken by the late Johnny Franklin. Arizona music historian John Dixon shares Franklin’s photos of entertainment luminaries such Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson, Fats Domino, the Grateful Dead and Phoenix’ own Wallace and Ladmo.
  • Guitarist Laurence Juber  |   Video
    • Listen to music and conversation with the former lead guitarist for Paul McCartney and Wings.

August 9, 2012

  • Johnny Franklin’s Celebrity Photos   |   Video
    • The Sunnyslope Historical Society is hosting a free exhibition, "The Life and Times of Johnny Franklin", Sunday, August 12th, from 1-4pm. The exhibit features photographs and memorabilia belonging to the late Johnny Franklin, who photographed numerous performers visiting and living in the Valley of the Sun. Arizona music historian John Dixon provides a preview of the exhibition that includes photos of entertainment luminaries such as Elvis, the Rolling Stones, Fabian, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Fats Domino, and Phoenix’ own Wallace and Ladmo.

August 8, 2012

  • Guitarist Laurence Juber  |   Video
    • A conversation with Grammy Award-winning guitarist Laurence Juber, who used to play lead guitar with Paul McCartney and Wings. Juber is in town for the Musical Instrument Museum’s August 9th presentation of “Guitarmania to Beatlemania: The Evolution of the Acoustic Guitar”.

July 19, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Jazz from A to Z  |   Video
    • The Jazz from A to Z program represents a unique partnership between the Mesa Arts Center, Arizona State University’s Public History Department, Mesa Public Schools and Jazz at Lincoln Center. This segment profiles how the program uses jazz to help teach history in the classroom and provides music students and their teachers with jazz workshops and other learning opportunities.

May 28, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat Special (Repeat)  |   Video
    • Learn about Arizona’s music history with a visit to the “I Am AZ Music” exhibition at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, tour the Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western and Native American Art with Arizona grocer Eddie Basha, and learn about the Valley’s longest-running dance company from the founder of Tempe-based A Ludwig Dance Theatre.

February 23, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Music History  |   Video
    • 100 years of Arizona music is featured in “I Am AZ Music”, a new exhibition at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Get a sneak peak at the exhibition and learn about Arizona’s rich music heritage from Arizona music expert John Dixon.

January 26, 2012

  • Aizona ArtBeat: Melanie  |   Video
    • Meet singer-songwriter Melanie who burst onto the music scene in 1969 at Woodstock. She continues to write and perform, and she’s spending a lot of time in Arizona these days.

November 3, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Phoenix Symphony & Music Education  |   Video
    • Symphony for the Schools and Classroom Concerts are two programs The Phoenix Symphony sponsors to instill an appreciation for music in a new generation of concert-goers. Learn more about the Symphony’s music education and outreach efforts with Resident Conductor Joseph Young.

September 7, 2011

  • Grand Canyon Musical Festival  |   Video
    • Now in its 28th season, the Grand Canyon Music Festival some of the world’s finest musicians as well as music education and outreach programs in rural Arizona. Dorothy Lawson and Cornelius Duffalo of the string quartet ETHEL talk about their music and their work with Native American composers through one of the festival’s outreach programs.

July 11, 2011

  • Cloud Computing  |   Video
    • Instead of storing photos, music and other information on their own computers, more and more people are storing it online in “the Cloud”. We’ll take a look at the evolution and future of cloud computing for individuals and businesses with Anthony D’Ambrosi of i/o, a Phoenix-based company that controls two of the largest data centers in the world.

March 24, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Ear Candy Charity  |   Video
    • When schools are short on funding, arts education is often the first to get cut. The Phoenix non-profit Ear Candy Charity is helping to ensure that Arizona’s youth have access to a music education. The organization’s founder Nate Anderson discusses its work and how it is making a difference.

December 15, 2010

  • Arizona ArtBeat  |   Video
    • “Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders” is a film that explores the world through music. The program’s host, Marco Werman, discusses the pilot that premiered on PBS in January and efforts to make “Sound Tracks” an ongoing series.

September 16, 2010

  • Phoenix Symphony  |   Video
    • Michael Christie, The Phoenix Symphony’s Music Director, provides a preview of the new 2010-11 season.

August 3, 2010

July 22, 2010

  • Artists for Action – SB 1070  |   Video
    • As a growing number of artists boycott Arizona to protest Arizona’s immigration law, a coalition of local artists is asking them to rethink that strategy. Artists for Action is urging performers to come to Arizona and make their voices heard rather than stay away, which ultimately hurts fans and music venues the most. We’ll talk about this strategy with David Slutes, a Tucson musician and promoter who helped create Artists for Action; and Kimber Lanning, owner of Stinkweeds music store.

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June 11, 2007

  • Art of Music
    • Donated musical instruments become one-of-a-kind masterpieces in the hands of well known and nationally recognized Southwest artists.

March 8, 2007

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November 9, 2006

  • special Eight programming
    • Buzz Buzz is more than just a TV show. It comprises television, an interactive Web site (www.azpbs.org/buzz) and uniquely Arizona educational materials that help teachers meet new Arizona arts standards. Discussions for the concept showcasing Arizonas emerging arts scene began more than a year ago, eventually involving more than 20 community organizations. The pilot episode features work by three Valley artists Phoenix Symphony violist and director of Downtown Chamber Series Mark Dix who brings chamber music to new audiences at downtown art galleries; fashion and ASU Dance Department costume designer Galina Mihaleva designs for dancers, models, rock stars and nanotechnologists; and urban designer and Dean of the ASU College of Design Wellington Reiter who envisions a Phoenix Sky Harbor airport where planes, condos and pools might one day co-exist. The pilot also lets viewers know where they can see and hear the work of the featured artists as well as other artists in the same fields.

April 24, 2006

  • George Hanson
    • HORIZON profiles the Music Director/Conductor of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.

December 22, 2005

  • Dolan Ellis: A HORIZON Special
    • Legendary Arizona folksinger, songwriter and official State Balladeer Dolan Ellis sits down with Michael Grant for this special. Ellis is dedicated to promoting and preserving western folk history through his music, photography and stewardship of the land. He shares Arizona folklore through his original history-based songs.

October 3, 2005

  • Arizona Stories
    • Canyon Records Find out about a Valley record company that helped put Native-American music on the map.

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