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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 Encore!

Showcasing Arizona’s Premier Performances

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

February 7

Arizona Musicfest returns in a four part broadcast series. We start off with chamber performances by Calidore String Quartet, New York Polyphony, pianist Orli Shaham, and the Bryant Park Quartet.

  • Mozart - String Quartet in C Major, K. 635, "Dissonance" - IV. Allegro molto
  • Jadin - Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1
    • I. Largo; Allegro non troppo
    • II. Adagio
    • III. Menuet; Trio
    • IV. Allegro
  • Brahms - Six Pieces, Op. 118
    • I. Intermezzo in A Minor (Allegro non assai, ma molto appassionato)
    • II. Intermezzo in A Major (Andante teneramente)
    • III. Ballade in G Minor (Allegro energico)
    • IV. Intermezzo in F Minor (Allegretto un poco agitato)
    • V. Romanze in F Major (Andante)
    • VI. Intermezzo in E-flat Minor (Andante, largo e mesto)
  • Machaut/Hill - Ma fin est mon commencement
  • Anonymous - There is no Rose
  • Scott - There is no Rose
  • Williams - There is no Rose
  • Beethoven - String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130
    • I. Adagio, ma non troppo; Allegro
    • II. Presto
    • III. Andante con moto, ma non troppo. Poco scherzoso
    • IV. Alla danza tedesca. Allegro assai
    • V. Cavatina. Adagio molto espressivo
    • VI. Grosse Fugue
February 14

In this second of in a series of Arizona Musicfest broadcasts: Robert Moody leads the festival orchestra through some of the genre’s most iconic repertoire.

  • Mozart - Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183
    • I. Allegro con brio
    • II. Andante
    • III. Menuetto - Trio
    • IV. Allegro
  • Mozart - Concerto for Clarinet in A Major, K. 622
  • Mahler - Symphony No. 1 in D Major, "Titan"
    • I. Langsam, schleppend
    • II. Kräftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
    • III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
    • IV. Stürmisch bewegt - Energisch
February 21

Featuring a special interview with composer Michael Markowski, don’t miss this 3rd Arizona Musicfest broadcast, featuring orchestral performances highlighting past seasons as well as living composers.

  • Bates - Garages of the Valley
  • Dvorák - Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70
    • I. Allegro maestoso
    • II. Poco adagio
    • III. Scherzo: Vivace - poco meno mosso
    • IV. Finale: Allegro
  • Higdon - Fanfare Ritmico
  • Markowski - Joyride
  • Holst - The Planets - IV. Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
    • I. Andante sostenuto; Moderato con anima
    • II. Adantino in modo di canzona
    • III. Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato
    • IV. Allegro con fuoco
February 28

Songs and stories of iconic women as performed by the Arizona Musicfest festival orchestra conclude this year’s special broadcast series of the annual event.

  • R. Strauss - selections from Salome
    • Dance of the Seven Veils
    • Final Scene
  • R. Strauss - Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
  • Saint-Saëns - "Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix" from Samson and Dalila
  • 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

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.

February 2

Enjoy contemporary works performed by the ASU Wind Orchestra, Duo Pegasus, and pianist Walter Cosand.

  • Colgrass - Winds of Nagual
    • I. The Desert: Don Juan Emerges from the Mountains
    • II. Don Genaro Appears
    • III. Carlos Stares at the River and Becomes a Bubble
    • IV. The Gait of Power
    • V. Asking Twilight for Calmness and Power
    • VI. Don Juan Clowns for Carlos
    • VII. Last Conversation and Farewell
  • Mower - Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
    • I. Brisk
    • II. Expressive
    • III. Fast
  • Daugherty - Desi
  • Saul - Sonata No. 4 for Piano
    • I. Medium Swing
    • II. Slowly, expressively
    • III. Hard-driving
February 9

ASU Woodwind faculty Martin Schuring, Christopher Creviston, and Elizabeth Buck highlight the evening’s performance schedule.

  • Jacob - Sonata for Oboe and Piano - IV. Allegro giocoso
  • David - Concertino, Op. 4
  • Bizet - "Au fond du temple saint" from The Pearl Fishers
  • Rogers, J.F. - Breaking - X. break away
  • Hoover - Ayres (based on the songs of John Dowland)
    • I. Can She Excuse My Wrongs
    • III. Fine Knacks for Ladies
  • Uebayashi - Au-delà du Temps for Two Flutes and Piano
    • I. La lumière lointaine de nuit
    • II. La lumière dansante
    • III. La lumière blanche
    • IV. La lumière tournante dans le rêve
February 16

The ASU School of Music presents an evening of chamber and solo-guitar performances from Katzin Concert Hall, featuring the Shanghai Quartet, guitarist William Kanengiser, and more.

  • Turina - La Oracion del Torero (Matador's Prayer) for String Quartet
  • Turina - Fantasia (Sevillana)
  • Tárrega - Marieta! (Mazurka); Lágrima (Preludio); María (Gavota)
  • Falla - La Danza del Molinero
  • Horn - Tunisian Tango
  • Coste - Le Passage des Alpes, Op. 27
  • Coste - Les Soirées d'Auteuil, Op. 23
  • Penderecki - String Quartet No. 3, "Leaves from and Unwritten Diary"
February 23

Violinists Martin Beaver and Edward Dustinberre, pianist David Korevaar, and others perform as part of the Sonoran Chamber Music Series.

  • Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30, No. 2
    • I. Allegro con brio
    • II. Adagio cantabile
    • III. Scherzo: Allegro - Trio
    • IV. Finale: Allegro - Presto
  • Brahms - Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87
    • I. Allegro moderato
    • II. Andante con moto
    • III. Scherzo: Presto
    • IV. Finale: Allegro giocoso

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 2017 Phoenix Symphony broadcast series will resume in March.

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Upcoming Recordings


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

Feb. 1
ASU Quartet in Residence: The Ying String Quartet
7:30 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

Feb. 3
7:30 PM, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Feb. 6
ASU Faculty: Brad Edwards, trombone
7:30 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

Feb. 7
Arizona Musicfest: Cantus at the MIM
7:30 PM, Musical Instrument Museum

Feb. 10
Arts at Ascension: Solis Camerata “Resonant Mysteries”
7:00 PM, Catholic Church of the Ascension

Feb. 14
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
7:30 PM, Camelback Bible Church

Feb. 17
ASU Guitar Series: Andrew York
7:30 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

Feb. 17 - 19
The Phoenix Symphony: Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 5
Friday, 7:30 p.m., Phoenix Symphony Hall
Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Phoenix Symphony Hall
Sunday, 2:00 p.m., Phoenix Symphony Hall

Feb. 19
Arizona Musicfest: Festival Orchestra Chamber Players
3:00 PM, Pinnacle Presbyterian Church

Feb. 21
Arizona Musicfest Orchestra: Beethoven and Saint-Saens
7:30 PM, La Casa de Cristo Church

Feb. 23
Arizona Musicfest Orchestra with Midori
7:30 PM, La Casa de Cristo Church

Feb. 25 - 26
True Concord: Monteverdi’s Vespers
Saturday, 7:30 PM, Catalina Foothills High School
Sunday, 3:00 PM, Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Feb. 26
Arizona Musicfest Orchestra: Italian Symphony & Opera
3:00 PM, La Casa de Cristo Church

Feb. 27
ASU Symphony Orchestra: Kinetic Aesthetics, Beethoven, and Theofanidis
7:30 PM, ASU Gammage Auditorium
https://asuevents.asu.edu/content/asu-symphony- orchestra-kinetic-aesthetics-beethoven-and-theofanidis



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


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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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