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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 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.

October 4

Celebrate composers of Jewish descent with performances by The Fauré Quartett, pianist Renana Gutman, and the Aeolus Quartet.

Milhaud - Scaramouche

I. Vif

Mahler - Klavierquartettsatz in A Minor
Gorb - Yiddish Dances

I. Khosidl
II. Terkische
III. Doina
IV. Hora
V. Freylachs

Schoenfield - Shaatnez
Schulhoff - Five Pieces for String Quartet

I. Viennese Waltz
II. Serenade
III. Czech Folk Music
IV. Tango
V. Tarantella

October 11

Highlights from concerts recorded at Camelback Bible Church, including the Takacs Quartet, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, and the Fauré Quartett.

Beethoven - String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4

IV. Allegro - Prestissimo

Fauré - Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15

I. Allegro molto moderato
II. Scherzo: Allegro molto
III. Adagio
IV. Finale: Allegro molto

Debussy - Sonata for flute, harp, and viola, L. 137

I. Pastorale. Lento, dolce rubato
II. Interlude: Tempo di Minuetto
III. Finale. Allegro moderato ma risoluto

Kreisler - Little Venice March

October 18

Celebrate Bachtoberfest! Enjoy an evening of the Baroque composer’s works performed by keyboardists Orli Shaham, Isabelle Demers, and Conrad Tao. Plus Echoing Air sings selections by Purcell.

Bach - Partita in B-flat Major, BWV 825

VII. Gigue

Bach - Trio Sonata in C Minor, BWV 526

I. Vivace
II. Largo
III. Allegro

Purcell - "Sound the Trumpet" from Come ye Sons of Art
Purcell - Chaconne
Purcell - Sweetness of Nature
Purcell - Fairest Isle
Purcell - "Many, Many Such Days" from Love's Goddess Sure
Purcell - "Hark! How the Songsters" from Timon of Athens
Bach - Toccata in F-sharp Minor, BWV 910
Bach - Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1014

I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Andante
IV. Allegro

October 25

Bach for more? Bachtoberfest is in full swing with performances from True Concord, Sonoran Brass, Boston Brass, and the Robert Moody-led Arizona Musicfest Orchestra.

Bach - Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 192
Bach - Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052

I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro

Bach - Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578, "Little" Bach - Cantata, BWV 140, "Wachet auf" Bach - Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major, BWV 552, "St. Anne"

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.

October 6

Enjoy works for solo harp and small ensembles, with performances by the Shanghai Quartet, the Saar Trio, and harpist María Luisa Rayan.

Turina - La Oracion del Torero (Matador's Prayer) for String Quartet
Piazzolla - Muerte del Angel
Piazzolla - Libertango
Piazzolla - Oblivion
Grandjany - Rhapsodie
Ravel - String Quartet in F Major

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

October 13

The Brentano Quartet, last year’s Quartet in Residence at the ASU School of Music, play Mendelssohn’s Quartet in E-flat Major. Also, faculty performances including Martin Schuring, Albie Micklich, Andrew Campbell, Nancy Buck, Christopher Creviston,and Russell Ryan.

Bruch - Pieces, Op. 83

IV. Allegro agitato

Saint-Saëns - Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, Op. 168

I. Allegretto moderato
II. Allegro scherzando
III. Adagio: Allegro moderato

Mendelssohn - Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 12

I. Adagio non troppo - Allegro non tardante
II. Canzonetta (Allegretto)
III. Andante espressivo - Molto Allegro e vivace

Rubbra - Sonata for Oboe and Piano in C Major, Op. 100

I. Con moto
II. Elegy: Lento
III. Presto

October 20

The ASU Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble take center stage on tonight’s broadcast with modern and contemporary works.

Copland - An Outdoor Overture
Dahl - Sinfonietta for Band

I. Introduction and Rondo
II. Pastoral Nocturne
III. Dance Variations

Nixon - Fiesta del Pacifico
Maslanka - Give Us This Day

I. Moderately Slow
II. Very Fast

October 27

Selections from ASU Symphony Orchestra concerts including guest appearances by The Phoenix Symphony’s Tito Muñoz and violinist Steven Moeckel. An evening not to be missed!

Shostakovich - "Interlude No. 4" from Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70 - V. Allegretto - Allegro
Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61

  • I. Allegro ma non troppo
  • II. Larghetto
  • III. Rondo, 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


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

October 1
Dueling Harpsichordists: Zweikampf
7:30 PM, ASU Organ Hall

October 9
The Arizona Early Music Society: ¡Sacabuche!
3:00 PM, St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church

October 12
ASU Guest Artist Series: Alice Giles, harp
7:30 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

October 15 - 16
Arizona Opera: 45th Anniversary Sapphire Celebration
Oct 15: 7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall
Oct 16: 2:00 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

October 16
True Concord: Music of the Four Elements
3:00 PM, Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

October 20
ASU Guest Artist Series: Trio Montecino
7:30 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

October 21 - 22
The Phoenix Symphony w/ Steven Moeckel, violin: Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7
7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

October 22
ASU Guitar Series: Thibaut Garcia
7:30 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

October 30
Sonoran Chamber Music Series: Season Opening Concert
2:00 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

October 30
MusicaNova Orchestra: Seven Nation Riff
4:00 PM, Central United Methodist Church



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


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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