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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 8.5 and on our award-winning “Classical Arizona PBS” mobile app, available on iOS and Android.


Arizona Opera

This three part series features the talents of Arizona’s Opera Company. Enjoy these performances on the first three Sundays in March.

March 5

An operetta set in 1920’s Tucson, Emmerich Kalman’s tale of stolen hearts and stolen horses kicks off this three part broadcast series. Featuring an interview with conductor Kathleen Kelly, enjoy this performance of Arizona Lady.

March 12

A journey through the physical and mystical worlds of love, desire, and the mighty Amazon River - Daniel Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas is sure to delight audiences all across the Valley. The evening also features an exclusive interview with soprano and lead actress Sandra Lopez - don’t miss it!

March 19

A fan favorite for generations, enjoy this performance of George Bizet’s Carmen. A special interview with conductor Kietaro Harada adds to the magic of Bizet’s tragic masterpiece about opera’s most famous seductress.

Arizona Encore!

Showcasing Arizona’s Premier Performances

Broadcast every Tuesday at 7 p.m., Arizona Encore features professional caliber performances from throughout the state.

March 7

The BYU and NAU choirs perform a variety of traditional American folk tunes and songs of praise.

  • Dawson - Ain'a That Good News
  • Mathias - Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates
  • Arnesen - Flight Song
  • Park - The Wings of the Wind
  • Traditional - I am a Child of God
  • Traditional - Cert'nly Lord
  • Lauridsen - Prayer
  • Lauridsen - Six "Fire Songs" on Italian Renaissance Poems - I. Ov'é Lass il bel Viso?
  • Bleckner - Psalm 150, "Haleluyah"
  • Sixten - Alleluia
  • Runestad - Alleluia
  • Rossi - Elohim Hashivenu
  • Bach - "Lobet dem Herrn" from Singet dem Herr nein neues Lied, BWV 225
  • Mendelssohn - "Denn her hat seinen Engeln befohlen" (from Elijah)
  • Paulus - Hymn to the Eternal Flame
March 14

Enjoy an evening of choral works dedicated to our big blue marble, as performed by the Phoenix Chorale.

  • Runestad - Come To The Woods
  • Runestad - The Peace of Wild Things
  • Whitacre - Water Night
  • Ticheli - Earth Songo
  • Cloud - Mesa Songs - I. High Mesa Land
  • Cloud - Mesa Songs - III. Power
  • Paulus - Splendid Jewel
  • Paulus - The Road Home
  • Simon - Bridge Over Troubled Water
March 21

Early music groups Helios and Solis Camerata highlight this broadcast of choral works. Selections TBD.

  • Sermisy - La, la. maistre Pierre
  • Merulo - Tribus miraculis ornatum
  • Sandrin - Doulce memoire
  • Lobo - Versa est in Luctum
  • Monteverdi - Cantate Domino canticum novum
  • Monteverdi - Beatus vir qui timet Dominum
  • Padilla - Exsultate iusti in Domino
  • G. Gabrieli - In ecclesiis
  • G. Gabrieli - Angelus ad pastores ait
  • G. Gabrieli - Hodie Christus natus est
  • G. Gabrieli - O magnum mysterium
  • Kilstofte - O Magnum Mysterium
  • McGlynn - Nobilis Humilis
March 28

True Concord Voices and Orchestra concludes this month’s series of choral performances. Selections TBD.

  • Bruckner - Ecce Sacerdos
  • Mendelssohn - Aus tiefer Not schrei' ich zu dir, Op. 23, No. 1
    • I. Choral
    • II. Fuga
    • III. Aria
    • IV. Choral
    • V. Choral
  • Rachmaninoff - Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31
    • IV. Glory to the Father
    • IX. Troparian Hymn: Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos (from "Vespers", Op. 37)
    • VI. In thy Kingdom
  • Schütz - Jauchzet dem Herren, SVW 36
  • Vivaldi - Magnificat, RV 610
    • I. Magnificat
    • II. Et exultavit
    • III. Et Misericordia eius
    • IV. Fecit potentiam
    • V. Deposuit
    • VI. Esurientes
    • VII. Suscepit Israel
    • VIII. Sicut locutus est
    • IX. - Gloria patri

ASU In Concert

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

March 2

ASU faculty, guest artists, and student ensembles perform the works of Romantic master composer, Antonin Dvorak. Featuring performances by the Tetra String Quartet, the Brentano String Quartet, and the ASU Symphony Orchestra.

  • Dvorák - Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81, B. 155
    • IV. Finale: Allegro
  • Dvorák - Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, "Dumky"
    • I. Lento Maestoso
  • Dvorák - Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
    • III. Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace
  • Dvorák - String Quartet in C Major, Op. 61
    • I. Allegro
    • II. Poco adagio e molto cantabile
    • III. Scherzo - Allegro vivo
    • IV. Finale: Vivace
March 9

Oboists Martin Schuring and Elizabeth Koch Tiscione highlight a program dedicated to the works of Benjamin Britten.

  • Britten - Temporal Variations
    • I. Theme: Andante rubato
    • II. Oration: Lento quasi recitativo
    • III. March: Alla marcia
    • IV. Exercises: Allegro molto e con fuoco
    • V. Commination: Adagio con fuoco
    • VI. Chorale: Molto lento
    • VII. Waltz: Allegretto rubato
    • VIII. Polka: Tempo di Polka - Allegro
    • IX. Resolution: Maestoso (non troppo lento)
  • Britten - Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op. 49
    • I. Pan
    • II. Phaeton
    • III. Niobe
    • IV. Bacchus
    • V. Narcissus
    • VI. Arethusa
  • Britten - String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94
    • I. Duets: With moderate movement
    • II. Ostinato: Very fast
    • III. Solo: Very calm
    • IV. Burlesque: Fast - con fuoco
    • V. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima): Slow
March 16

Enjoy the works of great French composers as performed by ASU faculty members including flutist Elizabeth Buck, violist Nancy Buck, harpist Julie Smith Phillips, bassoonist Albie Micklich, as well as pianists Andrew Campbell and Russell Ryan.

  • Debussy - Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp, L. 137
    • III. Final: Allegro moderato ma risoluto
  • Poulenc - Sonata for Violin and Piano, FP 119
    • I. Allegro con fuoco
  • Debussy - Sonata for Cello and Piano, L. 135
    • I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto, e molto risoluto
  • del Aguila - Herbsttag, for Flute, Bassoon and Harp ("Autumn Day")
  • Milhaud - Scaramouche, Op. 165b
    • III. Brazileira
  • Ravel - Pavane pour une infant défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess)
  • Debussy - Suite Bergamasque, for Flute, Viola and Harp
    • I. Prélude
    • II. Minuet
    • III. Claire de lune
    • IV. Passepied
March 23

An evening of early music performed by guest artists of the ASU School of Music. Selections TBD.

  • Handel - Chaconne from Terpiscore, HWV 8b
  • Couperin - Troisième Concert Royaux
    • I. Prélude
    • II. Allemande
    • III. Courante
    • IV. Sarabande grave
    • V. Gavotte
    • VI. Musette
    • VII. Chaconne
  • Lawes, H. - Fear not dear love
  • Lawes, H. - Union in love
  • Dowland - Galliard
  • Dowland - Pavin
  • Dowland - A Galliard (upon Walsingham)
  • d'Anglebert - "Passacaille" from Armide
  • Marais - Sarabande
  • Handel - Trio Sonata in G Minor, Op. 2, No. 8
    • I. Andante
    • II. Allegro
    • III. Largo
    • IV. Allegro
March 30

ASU Ensembles perform the music of John Mackey. Selections TBD.

  • de Meij - Symphony No. 1, The Lord of the Rings
    • I. Gandalf
    • V. Hobbits
  • Greenwood - Suite from "There Will Be Blood"
    • II. Future Markets
    • III. HW/Hope of New Fields
    • V. Proven Lands
  • Mackey - Wine-Dark Sea: Symphony for Band
    • I. Hubris
    • II. Immortal thread, so weak
    • III. The attentions of souls

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.

March 20

Joined by violinist Steven Moeckel, maestro Tito Muñoz leads The Phoenix Symphony through iconic works by Romantic and Modern greats.

  • Berlioz - Le carnaval romain, Op. 9 (Roman Carnival)
  • Sibelius - Concerto in D minor for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 47
  • Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
March 27

Embark on an auditory odyssey with maestro Muñoz and The Phoenix Symphony featuring Modern and Contemporary works.

  • Wagner - Overture to Der fliegnede Holländer
  • Glass - The Secret Agent: Three Pieces
  • Horner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine
  • Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

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Upcoming Recordings


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

March 1
ASU Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra: Size Matters
7:30 PM, ASU Gammage Auditorium

March 3 - 5
Arizona Opera: Riders of Purple Sage
Friday, 7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall
Saturday, 7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall
Sunday, 2:00 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

March 5
Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music Series
2:30 PM, Tempe Center for the Arts

March 5
Phoenix Chorale: Coro y Guitarra
3:00 PM, Camelback Bible Church

March 10
Arts at Ascension: Charles Szczepanek
7:00 PM, Catholic Church of the Ascension

March 10 - 11
The Phoenix Symphony: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3
Friday, 7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall
Saturday, 7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

March 12
Ralph Kirshbaum-Shai Wosner Concert
2:30 PM, Sedona Performing Arts Center

March 19
Arizona Early Music Society: Fretwork
3:00 PM, Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

March 19
Virginia G. Piper Concert Series: Daniel Hope, violin
7:30 PM, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

March 24 - 25
The Phoenix Symphony: Mozart’s Requiem
Friday, 11:00 AM, Phoenix Symphony Hall
Friday, 7:30 PM. Phoenix Symphony Hall
Saturday, 7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

March 24
ASU Symphony Orchestra: Rhapsodies, Stucky and Brahms
7:30 PM, ASU Gammage Auditorium

March 25 - 26
True Concord: Russian Masters
Saturday, 7:30 PM, Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church
Sunday, 3:00 PM, Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

March 26
An Organ Fantasy with Woosug Kang
2:30 PM, ASU Organ Hall



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.

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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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