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Central Sound at Arizona PBS productions can be heard on 89.5 KBAQ-FM as well as on Classical Arizona PBS - DTV channel 8.4 and on our new “Classical Arizona PBS” mobile app, available on iOS and Android.

Programs

Arizona Encore!
Showcasing Arizona’s Premier Performances
Broadcast every Tuesday at 7 p.m., Arizona Encore features professional caliber performances from throughout the state.

September 6

Concluding the series spotlighting performances from the Grand Canyon Music Festival, enjoy contemporary Native American compositions as performed by Sweet Plantain, Phoenix Chorale, and more.

Deninzon - What's that thang? Robbins - "Ya'aash Dee Adinidinn" Garcia - "Rise of the Fallen" Fatt - "The Clouded Eyes" Begay, Trenton - "Forest Fire" Henderson - "The Freedom of Happiness" Nez - "Cha' ho' dol yil yéé" ("Striving to Darkness") Davids - Native American Suite I. Lenape Song II. I Still Love You Yet III. Zuni Sunrise Song Reed - "Puwtawi nanlvut engem" Gotay - Nostalgia Romero - Serenata Romero - Fandango

September 13

An eclectic evening for all tastes, featuring performances by the Orion String Quartet, the Arizona Musicfest Festival Orchestra, and pianist Orli Shaham.

Schumann - Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 - IV. Allegro ma non troppo
Schumann - Romanze in F-sharp Major, Op. 28
Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra - V. Presto
Schoenberg/Webern - Kammersymphonie, Op. 9
Theofanidis - Visions and Miracles - I. All joy wills eternity

September 20

The Arizona Musicfest Festival Orchestra and St. Olaf Band perform mostly British pieces from a concert at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church.

Vaughan Williams - Overture from the Wasps
Grainger - Lincolnshire Posy

I. Lisbon (Sailor's Song)
II. Horkstow Grange (The Miser and His Man: A Local Tragedy)
III. Rufford Park Poachers (Poaching Song)
IV. The Brisk Young Sailor (returned to wed his True Love)
V. Lord Melbourne (War Song)
VI. The Lost Lady Found (Dance Song)

Holst - The Planets

I. Mars, the Bringer of War
II. Venus, The Bringer of Peace
III. Mercury, The Winged Messenger
IV. Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity

September 27

Performances by the American String Quartet, the West Valley Symphony, and artists of the Downtown Chamber Series.

Ravel - String Quartet in F Major

I. Allegro moderato
II. Assez vif, très rythmé
III. Très lent
IV. Vif et agité

Saint-Säens - "Bacchanale" from Samson and Delilah
Mendelssohn - Piano trio in D Minor, Op. 49

I. Molto allegro agitato
IV. Finale - Allegro assai appassionato

ASU in Concert
Enjoy the talent of the Arizona State University School of Music, every Thursday at 7pm, as ASU in Concert highlights the best performances from student ensembles, faculty, and guest artists.

September 1

Enjoy selections from modern and contemporary composers with performances by William Kanengiser, Martin Schuring, Andrew Campbell, Christopher Creviston, Hannah Creviston, and the ASU Wind Ensemble..

Fujii - Concierto de Los Angeles

I. Fernando Sor, angel de Catalonya
II. Francisco Tárrega, angel de Valencia
III. a Leo Brouwer

Morris - Four Personalities

I. Yellow: Fast Swing
II. White: Moderato
III. Blue: Freely
IV. Red: Quarter = 170

Grainger - Immovable Do
Rogers, J.F. - Breaking

I. break open
II. break with
III. break in
IV. break into
V. break off
VI. break down
VII. break up
VIII. break free
IX. break through
X. break away

September 8

Features performances by ASU faculty member Elizabeth Buck who is joined by fellow flutist Magda Schwerzmann.

Bloch - Concertino for Flute, Alto Flute, and Piano
Lauber - Five Arabesques for Two Flutes

I. Larghetto
II. Allegro giocoso
III. Andantino
IV. Andantino
V. Allegro

Morris - Four PersonalitiesSchnyder - Concerto for Nay - I.
Jolivet - Pastorales de Noel - I. L'Etoile
Delibes - "Flower Duet" from Lakmé
Doppler - Andante et Rondo for Two Flutes and Piano, Op. 25

September 15

An evening of classical greats for piano trio and violin, along with grand orchestral performances from the ASU Symphony Orchestra.

Mozart - Overture to "La clemenza di Tito", K. 621
Beethoven - Sonata in A Major for Keyboard and Violin, Op. 47, "Kreutzer"

III. Presto

Haydn - Piano Trio in E-flat Minor, Hob. XV:31

I. Andante cantabile
II. Allegro (ben moderato)

Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364

I. Allegro Maestoso
II. Andante
III. Presto

September 22

Performances by the ASU Symphony Orchestra and Brentano String Quartet will make you want to say “Czechmate!”

Dvorak - Carnival Overture, Op. 92
Dvorak - String Quartet in C Major, Op. 61

I. Allegro
II. Poco adagio e molto cantabile
III. Scherzo - Allegro vivo
IV. Finale: Vivace

Janacek - String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters" - IV. Allegro
Mahler - Symphony No. 9 - III. Rondo-Burleske: Allegro assai. Sehr trotzig

September 29

Enjoy solo and small ensemble performances presented by the ASU School of Music, featuring the Aulos Ensemble, Les Voix Humaines, the Zweikampf Duo, and more.

Purcell - Suite from The Fairy Queen

I. Hornpipe
II. Rondeau
III. Prelude from Act II
IV. Prelude from Act I
V. Prelude from Act III
VI. Dance for the Haymakers
VII. Chaconne: Dance for the Chinese Man and Woman

Bach - Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1001 - II. Fuga
Bach - Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1020

I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro

Boccherini - Quintetto No. 4 in D Major - Fandango
Lawes, W. - O my Clarissa
Purcell - Bird Song
Purcell - One Charming Night
Lawes, H. - No reprieve
Handel - Concerto a Quattro in D Minor

I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro

The Phoenix Symphony
The Phoenix Symphony Central Sound at Arizona PBS has proudly partnered with The Phoenix Symphony to produce broadcasts of this world-class orchestra, including segments featuring symphony musicians. For more information about upcoming events and broadcasts please visit the symphony’s website or this page for future broadcast information.

Phoenix Symphony broadcasts are made possible in part by equipment provided by DTS, Incorporated. Broadcasts are presented in DTS Neural Surround™. This technology enables the broadcast team to deliver the performances in immersive surround sound, bringing the experience of sitting in the best seat of the Symphony Hall directly to listeners.

The Phoenix Symphony’s 2015-2016 season has concluded. Broadcasts will resume next spring. Download the “Classical Arizona PBS” mobile app for updates on broadcast and performance schedules.

To enjoy interviews with Phoenix Symphony musicians, click here.

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Upcoming Recordings

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Central Sound at Arizona PBS is planning to record the following concerts for possible broadcast:

September 2
Grand Canyon Music Festival: Sweet Plantain
7:30 PM, Shrine of the Ages - Grand Canyon
http://grandcanyonmusicfest.org/september-2-3-2016-sweet-plantain/

September 3
Grand Canyon Music Festival: Sweet Plantain
7:30 PM, Shrine of the Ages - Grand Canyon
http://grandcanyonmusicfest.org/september-2-3-2016-sweet-plantain/

September 4
Grand Canyon Music Festival: Native American Composer Apprentice Project
5:00 PM, Shrine of the Ages - Grand Canyon
http://grandcanyonmusicfest.org/concerts/nacap-sept-4/

September 8
ASU: The McLin/Campbell Duo with Lauren Jacobsen, clarinet
7:30 PM, Katzin Concert Hall
https://asuevents.asu.edu/content/mclincampbell-duo-lauren-jacobson-clarinet

September 9
Grand Canyon Music Festival: The Stories We Tell
7:30 PM, Shrine of the Ages - Grand Canyon
http://grandcanyonmusicfest.org/september-9-10-2016-the-stories-we-tell/

September 10
Grand Canyon Music Festival: The Stories We Tell
7:30 PM, Shrine of the Ages - Grand Canyon
http://grandcanyonmusicfest.org/september-9-10-2016-the-stories-we-tell/

September 16
The Phoenix Symphony: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5
7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall
http://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=9469

September 17
The Phoenix Symphony: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5
7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall
http://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=9469

September 18
The Phoenix Symphony: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5
2:00 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall
http://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=9469

September 18
The Phoenix Symphony: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5
2:30 PM, Katzin Concert Hall
http://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=9469

September 23
The Phoenix Symphony: Brahms’ Symphony No. 4
11:00 AM, Phoenix Symphony Hall
http://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=9470

September 23
The Phoenix Symphony: Brahms’ Symphony No. 4
7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall
http://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=9470

September 24
The Phoenix Symphony: Brahms’ Symphony No. 4
7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall
http://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=9470

September 27
ASU: Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra - Around The World
7:30 PM, Gammage Auditorium
https://asuevents.asu.edu/content/asu-wind-ensemble-and-wind-orchestra-around-world

 

Mission

Central Sound at Arizona PBS is dedicated to capturing classical and acoustic music performances of the highest professional caliber, taking special care to preserve the authenticity of the experience. As an award-winning premier provider of audio-media services, Central Sound is committed to serving as a central hub for notable musical events in the community, bringing concerts of internationally acclaimed artists, performances by leading ASU faculty and the next generation of young musicians to thousands of listeners. Striving for that quintessential sound, we produce numerous programs for local and national broadcast, including the airwaves of KBAQ-FM, Classical Arizona PBS, as well as exceptional television audio, featured on Arizona PBS and beyond.


Contact Us

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Central Sound at Arizona PBS continues to appreciate the generous support received from individuals and their companies or organizations through underwriting, planned giving and individual tax-deductible gifts in any amount. We bring classical music to the community through your contributions.

Please contact us to renew and continue your support, become one of our new friends, or with questions about Central Sound at Arizona PBS.


Email:
centralsound@asu.edu

Phone: 602-496-1164

Fax: 602-496-6050

Mail:
Central Sound at Arizona PBS
555 N Central Ave Suite 500
Phoenix AZ 85004

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Staff Bios

Alex Kosiorek, Manager

A published audio engineer, digital media producer and manager, Alex Kosiorek utilizes advanced production techniques to excel in project management. His multi-faceted expertise ranges from codec implementation (including online streaming, surround sound, and live broadcasting), the direction of short and long form productions, system design, production of multimedia applications, assurance of copyright compliance, as well as a conservatory-trained musician. Alex received degrees in music and audio recording from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University, in addition to continued graduate education in intellectual property and business from the University of Miami-Florida and Bowling Green State University to ensure compliance with legislation.

With many years of experience combined with a gaze toward the future, Alex remains at the forefront of the industry. His ground-breaking accomplishments include production of one of the first high-quality Internet streams (which received world-wide recognition), significant contribution to the creation of the first US radio station to commence 5.1 surround sound programming, and leadership of the first design team to complete the THX PM3 Certified Studio in a music conservatory worldwide.

Recognized throughout the professional community, Alex previously contributed to trade publications and developed presentations for Radio Magazine, the Audio Engineering Society, National Association of Broadcasters, and Technology for Music Education. Early highlights of Alex’s career include engineering for the former Radio Smithsonian and post producing the programs ‘Folkmasters’ and ‘Jazz Smithsonian.’ He began producing audio for broadcast for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. Other notable achievements include serving as senior engineer for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, May Festival Chorus, New World Symphony, Cincinnati Opera and others. His production repertoire includes several commercial recordings for ensembles such as aforementioned in addition to the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, Vocal Arts Ensemble and many individual artists/groups of various genres. Formerly the Director of Recording Services for the Cleveland institute of Music and Senior Engineer of the Aspen Music Festival, Alex has produced thousands of hours of media content (including surround sound) for broadcast and online distribution. In addition to these positions, Alex regularly contracts as a professional independent engineer and consultant, and consistently ensures the success of projects from inception to conclusion.

 

Jeanne Barron, Producer

Jeanne Barron’s love for music developed at a very young age. She began playing the acoustic guitar at age 8. Her penchant for the engineering side of music developed through exposure to technical theatre as a member of her high school stage crew and participation in community theatre productions; it was a passion that would stay with her throughout her college years. While attending Arizona State University to receive both a B.A. in Music and a B.A. in Theatre, she was a member of the Sun Devil Marching Band as well as a sound designer for the Department of Theatre. After graduating, Jeanne continued her association with ASU including a position as audio engineer for the ASU Technology Based Learning and Research department, where she was responsible for the recording of location video shoots and audio post production editing. The recipient of two AriZoni awards for theatrical sound design, she was a theatre technician for both Gammage Auditorium and Rhino Staging. She continued her career in broadcasting as program director of Talk One Network, undertaking the production of nationally syndicated talk radio shows. In 2005, Jeanne returned to Arizona PBS in the Broadcast Operations department and has since joined Central Sound as the Producer of Audio Programming.

 

Eric Xu, Engineer

Eric Xu started out playing violin and recording his high school orchestras and jazz bands in his spare time. As a graduate of New York University with a B.M. in Music Technology, he apprenticed for tonmeister Leszek Wojcik at the Carnegie Hall Recording Studio as well as Radio City Music Hall. Afterwards, Leszek took him on as an engineer and he honed his skills working with Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera, American Symphony, and many others. At the same time, he spent summers as a recording engineer at the Aspen Music Festival.

Eric later became audio and systems engineer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Concerts & Lectures department, leading the audio crew in countless productions for some of the nation’s leading talents—including John Leventhal and Rosanne Cash, John Zorn, and Steve Reich. He now resides warmly in Phoenix, attending to his recording duties throughout the valley and the state.



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