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CENTRAL SOUND at EIGHT, formerly the KBAQ Production Studio, a part of KAET / 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 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 Eight-Arizona PBS and beyond.


The Phoenix Symphony
The Phoenix SymphonyCentral Sound at EIGHT has proudly partnered with The Phoenix Symphony to produce broadcasts of this world-class orchestra. The 2014-2015 broadcast season will begin March 2015.

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.

Southwest Season Ticket
Hear performances of internationally acclaimed musicians, recorded at venues across Arizona, every Tuesday at 7pm. This month celebrates the Arizona Bach Festival featuring performances from previous festivals and interviews with artists.

Arizona Bach Festival

January 6

Enjoy an evening of Bach cantatas and works for keyboard, including selections by Kimiko Ishizaka. Also, interviews with Scott Youngs and Guy Whatley.

Bach - Fantasia super Komm, Heiliger Geist, BWV 651

Bach - Cantata, BWV 49, "Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen"

Bach - Prelude in E Minor, BWV 548

Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I - Prelude and Fugue No. 11 in F Major,

BWV 856

Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I - Prelude and Fugue No. 12 in F Minor,

BWV 857

Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I - Prelude and Fugue No. 17 in A-flat

major, BWV 862

Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Bach - Passacaglia and Fugue in C in C Minor, BWV 582

January 13

Hear a wonderful collection of Bach sonatas, featuring performances by The Wayward Sisters as well as a special artist interview, presented by the Arizona Bach Festival.

Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Theme

Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 3

Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 10

Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 18

Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 19

Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 21

Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 27

Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 30

Bach - Sonata in C Minor, BWV 1017

Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I - Prelude and Fugue No. 7 in E-flat Major,

BWV 852

Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I - Prelude and Fugue No. 16 in G Minor,

BWV 861

Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I - Prelude and Fugue No. 15 in G Major,

BWV 860

Bach - Sonata in B Minor, BWV 1014

Bach - Christ unser Herr zum Jordan Kamm, BWV 684

Bach - Fugue in G Minor for violin and continuo, BWV 1026

Bach - Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721

Bach - Sonata in G Major, BWV 1019

Bach - Trio Sonata in D Minor, BWV 527

Bach - Concerto in C Minor for violin and oboe, BWV 1060

January 20

The Arizona Bach Festival Orchestra, Tucson Chamber Artists, Arizona Chamber Orchestra, and many more are featured on this evening of Bach cantatas, as well as an interview with Scott Youngs.

Bach - Cantata, BWV 169, "Gott soll allein mein Herze haben"

Bach - Komm, Jesu, Komm, BWV 229

Bach - Furchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV 228

Bach - Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230

Bach - Cantata, BWV 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben"

Bach - Cantata, BWV 27, "Wer weiss, wie nahe mir mein Ende"

Bach - Cantata, BWV 100, "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan"

Bach - Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659

Bach - Trio super Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 660

Bach - Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661

Bach - Cantata, "Widerstehe doch der Sunde", BWV 54

Bach - Cantata, BWV 119, "Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn"

Bach - Cantata, BWV 79, "Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild"

Bach - Cantata, BWV 64, "Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget"

Bach - Cantata, BWV 69, "Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele"

January 27

Bach’s orchestral works highlight this evening’s broadcast, featuring performances by Guy Whatley, organ, Stephen Redfield and Emily Dupere, violins, and the Arizona Bach Festival Orchestra.

Bach - Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067

Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050

Bach - Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041

Bach - Sonata in E Major, BWV 1016

Bach - Sonata in C Minor, BWV 1017

Bach - Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066

ASU in Concert - Thursdays at 7 PM
Enjoy the talent of the Arizona State University School of Music, featuring student ensembles, faculty, and guest artists, every Thursday at 8pm.

January 1

Ring in the new year with performances by the Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra and university choral ensembles, presented by the ASU School of Music.

Walton - Crown Imperial: Coronation March

Mozart - Mass in C Major, K. 317, "Coronation"

Bach - "Chorale and Fugue" from "Jesu, meine Freude"

Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 - III. Presto - Assai meno presto

Sibelius - Finlandia, Op. 26, No. 7

January 8

The ASU School of Music presents an evening of Romantic era compositions, with piano performances by Caio Pagano, Menahem Pressler, and Eckart Sellheim, as well as Irina Kulikova, guitar.

Mertz - Fantasie Hongroise, Op. 65, No. 1

Tchaikovsky - Autumn Song

Tarrega - Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Chopin - Nocturne No. 20 in C# Minor, Op. posthumous

Wagner - Funf Gedichte von Mathilde Wesendonck, WWV 91

Beethoven - Sonata, Op. 31, No. 2, "Tempest"

January 15

An evening of strings, featuring performances by St. Lawrence String Quartet, and Alexei Romanenko, cello with Christine Yoshikawa, piano, presented by the ASU School of Music.

Haydn - String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3, "Emperor"

Faure - Apres un reve, Op. 7, No. 1

Verdi - String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 68

January 22

Enjoy performances by Caio Pagano, piano and Martin Schuring, oboe, as well as a performance by Arizona State University faculty and student ensembles, presented by the ASU School of Music.

Chopin - Scherzo No. 3 in C# Minor, Op. 39

Craeyvanger - Introduction and Variations on a theme from the opera Der


Dallier - Fantaisie Caprice

Bernard - Divertissement, Op. 36

Weber - Sonata No. 1 in C Major, J. 138: IV. Rondo, Perpetuum mobile

January 29th

An exploration of Modern Music with performances by the St. Lawrence String Quartet and ASU Faculty Artists Jonathan Swartz and Wendy Chen.

Morricone – Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso

Korngold – String Quartet in D Major, Op. 34, No. 3

Schoenberg – Phantasy for Violin with Piano Accompaniment

Hahn – Le bal de Beatrice d’Este

Central Sound at Eight productions can be heard on Eight’s digital 8.4 channel, streaming at kbaq.org, or on 89.5 KBAQ-FM.

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Upcoming Recordings - December 2014


CENTRAL SOUND AT EIGHT is planning to record the following concerts for possible broadcast:

January 9 Vadym Kholodenko, Phoenix Symphony

7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall


January 10 Vadym Kholodenko, Phoenix Symphony

7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall


January 11 Bösendorfer Piano Competition, Phoenix Symphony and ASU School of Music

7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall


January 11 Ben Sheen, organ presented by the Arizona Bach Festival

3:00 PM. All Saints’ Episcopal Church


January 16 Viviana Cumplido Wilson, Phoenix Symphony

11:00 AM, Phoenix Symphony Hall


January 16 Viviana Cumplido Wilson, Phoenix Symphony

7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall


January 16 “The Musical Offering” - Chamber Music for a King presented by the Arizona Bach Festival

7:30 PM, Central United Methodist Church


January 17 Viviana Cumplido Wilson, Phoenix Symphony

7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall


January 18 ASU Organ Series: High Meets Low Kimberly Marshall, organ and Martin Schuring, oboe

2:30 PM, ASU Organ Hall


January 18 Favorite Cantata Choruses presented by the Arizona Bach Festival

3:00 PM, Central United Methodist Church


January 25 Bach for Brass, Timpani, Organ presented by the Arizona Bach Festival

3:00 PM, All Saints’ Episcopal Church


January 25 Conrad Tao presented by Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

7:30 PM, Virginia G. Piper Theater


January 29 The Shanghai String Quartet presented by ASU School of Music

7:30 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall


January 30 Anton Baranov, guitar presented by the ASU School of Music

7:30 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall


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Contact Us


Central Sound at EIGHT 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 EIGHT.


Phone: 602-496-1164

Fax: 602-496-6050

Central Sound at EIGHT
A Part of Eight, 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 J Barron Producer

Jeanne Barron is a native Arizonan, born and raised in Mesa. Jeanne's love for music developed at a very young age. She began playing the acoustic guitar at age 8, then incorporated percussion into her repertoire during her junior high and high school years. 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, Jeanne was also a member of the Sun Devil Marching Band as well as a stagehand for the Department of Theatre technical crew. After graduating in 1996, Jeanne continued her association with ASU through various audio and theatre related jobs, including a position as sound tech for the KBAQ Production Studio. She worked as the 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. She also worked as a theatre technician for productions at Gammage Auditorium. Jeanne was the program director of Talk One Network, undertaking the production of nationally syndicated talk radio shows. Interspersed between her work commitments, Jeanne also has experience as a professional percussionist, freelance audio engineer for video productions, and stagehand for Rhino Staging, proving her versatility and love for her craft. The distinguished recipient of two AriZoni awards for theatrical sound design, Jeanne initially returned to Eight in the Operations department and has since joined the KBAQ Production Studio full time as a Senior Broadcast Engineer.

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