KBAQ Production Studio

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Central Sound at Arizona PBS, formerly the KBAQ Production Studio, 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 a premier provider of audio 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 broadcast on the airwaves of KBAQ-FM, as well as exceptional television audio, featured on Arizona PBS and beyond.

Central Sound at Arizona PBS productions can be heard on 89.5 KBAQ-FM as well as on Arizona PBS’ digital channel 8.4 and streaming at kbaq.org. Coming this fall, look for our newly designed website featuring streaming media content.


Southwest Season Ticket
Broadcast on KBAQ-FM every Tuesday at 7pm - listen to Southwest Season Ticket, a program that features professional caliber performances from the state of Arizona. Highlighting performances from music festivals, performing arts organizations and venues, enjoy the music from the likes of the Grand Canyon Music Festival, Arizona MusicFest, Arizona Bach Festival and more.

February 2

Welcome another year of the Arizona Musicfest with the Musicfest Festival Orchestra, conducted by Robert Moody, along with performances by pianist Conrad Tao and violinist Christoph Koncz.

Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61

I.Allegro ma non troppo
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo: Allegro

Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

I. Moderato
II. Adagio sostenuto
III. Allegro scherzando

Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo: Allegro
IV. Allegro

February 9

This evening features a variety of performances from Arizona Musicfest, including those by New York Polyphony, the Bryant Park Quartet, pianist Orli Shaham, and many more.

Scott - There is no Rose
Lassus - Bonjour mon coeur
Lassus - Matona mia cara
Lassus - "Sibylla" from Prophetiae Sibyllarum
Lassus - Excerpts from Stabat Mater
Guerrero - Regina caeli
Byttering - Nesciens mater
Power - Beata progenies/Psalm 117
Dunstable - Speciosa facta es
Pyamour - Quam pulchra es
Plummer - Tota pulchra es
Brumel - Sicut lilium
Clemens - Ego flos campi/Sub umbra illius
Anonymous - There is no Rose
Bach - Partita in B-flat Major, BWV 825

I. Praeludium
II. Allemande
III. Corrente
IV. Sarabande
V. Menuet I
VI. Menuet II
VII. Gigue

Saint-Saëns - "Bacchanale" from Samson and Dalila

Saint-Saëns - "Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix" from Samson and Dalila

J. Strauss - On the Beautiful Blue Danube

Mozart - String Quartet in C Major, K. 635, "Dissonance"

I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Andante cantabile
III. Menuetto allegro
IV. Allegro molto

February 16

The Arizona Musicfest Festival Orchestra, conducted by Robert Moody, takes center stage on this evening’s broadcast, joined by violinist Steven Moeckel and concertmaster Frank Huang.

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

I. Andante sostenuto; Moderato con anima
II. Adantino in modo di canzona
III. Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato
IV. Allegro con fuoco

Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending

Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade

I. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship
II. The Story of the Kalendar Prince
III. The Young Prince and the Young Princess
IV. The Festival at Baghdad. The Sea. Shipwreck on a Rock. Conclusion

February 23

Join the Arizona Musicfest Festival Orchestra and Festival Chorus in closing out this special broadcast series, as they perform some of your classical favorites.

Bach - Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major, "St. Anne"
Mozart - Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622

I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Rondo: Allegro

Brahms - A German Requiem

I. Blest are they who are sorrowful
II. For mortal flesh is as the grass
III. Lord, teach me to know the measure of my days on earth
IV. How lovely is Thy dwelling place
V. You now are sorrowful
VI. For we have on earth no abiding place
VII. Blessed are the dead


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.

February 4

An evening highlighting performances by ASU Faculty member Elizabeth Buck, flute.

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

Schnyder - 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

February 11

The piano duo of Meg Ruby and Walter Cosand team up for Beach’s Summer dreams and violinist Emmanuele Baldi joins pianist Caio Pagano for a Beethoven Sonata.

Beethoven - An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98
Beach - Summer Dreams

I. The Brownies
II. Robin Redbreast
III. Twilight
IV. Katy-dids
V. Elfin Tarantelle
VI. Good Night

Beethoven - Sonata No. 7 for Violin and Piano in C Minor, Op. 30, No. 2

I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Scherzo: Allegro
IV. Finale: Allegro

February 18

Tonight’s broadcast is an assemblage of ensembles, including the ASU Wind Ensemble, Wind Orchestra, and Tuba Euphonium Ensemble. Plus a performance from Faculty artist Douglas Yeo.

Meij - Symphony No. 1, The Lord of the Rings - I. Gandalf
Persichetti - Pageant
Sandstrom - Zephyr
Sandstrom - Sang Till Lotta
Hindemith - Symphony in B-flat

I. Moderately Fast
II. Andante Grazioso
III. Fugue

Maslanka - Give Us This Day - II. Very Fast

February 25

Faculty artist Christopher Creviston performs both solo and orchestral works plus the ASU Symphony Orchestra performs an all-time Gershwin favorite.

Ticheli - Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble

I. Falcon Fantasy
II. Silver Swan
III. Black Raven
Gershwin - Rhapsody and Blue

and other selections from Christopher Creviston to be announced,

The Phoenix Symphony
The Phoenix SymphonyCentral Sound at Arizona PBS has proudly partnered with The Phoenix Symphony to produce broadcasts of this world-class orchestra. For more information about upcoming events and broadcasts of The Phoenix Symphony, please visit phoenixsymphony.org or this website for future broadcast information.

Phoenix Symphony broadcasts are made possible in part by equipment provided by Sennheiser and 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 front row of the Symphony Hall directly to listeners, from the comfort of their living room or automobile.

The 2015-2016 season broadcasts will begin in March 2016.

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Upcoming Recordings


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

February 1
ASU Symphony Orchestra: Concert of Soloists
7:30 PM, ASU Gammage Auditorium

February 5
The Brentano String Quartet: A Fugue Good Men
7:30 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

February 5
Arizona Opera: Carmen
7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

February 6
Arizona Opera: Carmen
7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

February 7
Arizona Opera: Carmen
2:00 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

February 7
ASU Organ Series: Kimberly Marshall, organ
2:30 PM, ASU Organ Hall

February 12
ASU Guitar Series: Adam del Monte, guitar
7:30 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

February 14
Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music Series: Daniel Lebhardt, piano
2:30 PM, Tempe Center for the Arts, art gallery

February 14
Orion Weiss, piano
7:30 PM, Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts

February 18
Arizona Musicfest: Calidore String Quartet
7:30 PM, Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater

February 21
ASU Guest Artist Series: Avanti Chamber Music Festival
5:00 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

February 22
ASU Concert at the Center: Caio Pagano, Avanti Chamber Music Festival
7:30 PM, Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts

February 23
Arizona Musicfest: AZ Musicfest Orchestra with Robert Moody, conductor
7:30 PM, Pinnacle Presbyterian Church

February 24
ASU Guest Artist Series: Western Brass Quintet
5:00 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

February 25
Arizona Musicfest: AZ Musicfest Festival Orchestra with Joshua Bell, piano
7:30 PM, La Casa de Cristo Church

February 27
ASU Faculty Artist Series: John Ericson and Douglas Yeo
2:30 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

February 28
Arizona Musicfest: AZ Musicfest Festival Orchestra and Festival Chorus
3:00 PM, La Casa de Cristo Church

February 28
True Concord
3:00 PM, Catalina United Methodist Church

February 28
True Concord
7:30 PM, St. Alban’s Church

Contact Us


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.


Phone: 602-496-1164

Fax: 602-496-6050

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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