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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.


The Phoenix Symphony

Central Sound at Arizona PBS has proudly partnered with The Phoenix Symphony to produce broadcasts of this world-class orchestra. For complete details about upcoming events and broadcasts please visit the symphony’s website.

Phoenix Symphony broadcasts are made possible in part by equipment provided by DTS, Incorporated. Radio Broadcasts are presented in DTS Neural Surround™. Broadcasts of DTV 8.5 Classical Arizona PBS are in Dolby Digital Discrete Surround Sound. These technologies bring the experience of sitting in the best seat of a performance hall directly to listeners.

April 3

Thomas Bookhout and The Phoenix Symphony Chorus join maestro Matthias Bamert and The Phoenix Symphony for a night of works by Romantic and Modern greats.

  • Brahms - Tragic Overture, Op. 81
  • Stravinsky - Symphony of Psalms
    • I. Psalm 38:13-14
    • II. Psalm 39: 2-4
    • III. Psalm 150
  • Brahms - Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
    • I. Allegro non troppo
    • II. Andante moderato
    • III. Allegro giocoso
    • IV. Allegro energico e passionato
April 10

Music Director Tito Munoz leads The Phoenix Symphony with piano master Behzod Abduraimov in a night of classics from Beethoven and Rachmaninoff.

  • Young - Remnants
  • Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
    • I. Allegro con brio
    • II. Andante con moto
    • III. Scherzo Allegro
    • IV. Allegro
April 17

Concertmaster Steven Moeckel is the featured soloist for the Barber Violin Concerto; Tito Munoz conducts.

  • Schoenberg - Canto
  • Barber - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14
    • I. Allegro
    • II. Andante
    • III. Presto in moto perpetuo
  • Shostakovich - Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60 “Leningrad”
    • I. Allegretto
    • II. Moderato - Poco allegretto
    • III. Adagio
    • IV. Allegro non troppo
April 24

Cello master Mark Kosower joins Tito Munoz and the Phoenix Symphony for Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B Minor.

  • Beethoven - Overture to Egmont, Op. 84
  • Corigliano - Symphony No. 1
    • I. Apologue: Of Rage and Remembrance
    • II. Tarantella
    • III. Chaconne: Giulio’s Song
    • IV. Epilogue
  • Dvorak - Concerto in B minor for Violoncello & Orchestra, Op. 104
    • I. Allegro
    • II. Adagio ma non troppo
    • III. Finale: Allegro moderato

Arizona Encore!

Showcasing Arizona’s Premier Performances

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

April 4

The Arizona Musicfest Festival Orchestra and St. Olaf Band perform music of mostly British composers and British influenced pieces from a concert at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church.

  • Vaughan Williams - Overture from the Wasps
  • Grainger - Lincolnshire Posy
    • I. Lisbon (Sailor's Song)
    • II. Horkstow Grange (The Miser and His Man: A Local Tragedy)
    • III. Rufford Park Poachers (Poaching Song)
    • IV. The Brisk Young Sailor (returned to wed his True Love)
    • V. Lord Melbourne (War Song)
    • VI. The Lost Lady Found (Dance Song)
  • Holst - The Planets
    • I. Mars, the Bringer of War
    • II. Venus, The Bringer of Peace
    • III. Mercury, The Winged Messenger
    • IV. Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity
April 11

Enjoy an evening of works by Brahms, with performances by the Phoenix Chorale, The Faure Quartett and Orli Shaham.

  • Brahms - Four Pieces, Op. 119
    • II. Intermezzo in E minor (Andantino un poco agitato)
    • III. Intermezzo in C Major (Grazioso e giocoso)
  • Brahms - Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52
    • IV. Wie des Abends
  • Brahms - Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45
    • IV. Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen
  • Brahms - Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25
    • I. Allegro
    • II. Intermezzo: Allegro ma non troppo - Trio: Animato
    • III. Andante con moto
    • IV. Rondo alla Zingarese: Presto
April 18

The Pavel Haas Quartet highlights this broadcast of works by Czech composers.

  • Smetana - The Moldau
  • Haas - Quartet No. 1 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 3
  • Dvorák - Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 51
    • I. Allegro ma non troppo
    • II. Dumka (Elegia): Andante con moto - vivace
    • III. Romanza: Andante con moto
    • IV. Finale: Allegro assai
April 25

Local orchestras conclude this month’s series in performances by The West Valley Symphony and The MusicaNova Orchestra.

  • Smetana - The Moldau
  • Ravel - Pavane pour une infant défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess)
  • Gounod - Funeral March of a Marionette
  • Borodin - "Polovtsian Dances" from Prince Igor
  • Ponchielli - "Dance of the Hours" from La Gioconda

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.

April 6

ASU faculty, guest artists, and student ensembles perform the works of master German composers Beethoven, Schumann and Strauss.

  • Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 9, Op. 14, No. 1
    • II. Allegretto
  • Schumann - Fantasiestücke, Op.73 "Fantasy Pieces"
    • I. Zart und mit Ausdrück (Tender with expression)
    • II. Lebhaft, leicht (Lively, light)
    • III. Rasch, mit Feuer (Fast, with fire)
  • R. Strauss - Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 13
    • I. Allegro
    • II. Scherzo: Presto - Molto meno mosso
    • III. Andante
    • IV. Finale vivace
April 13
  • Beethoven - String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4
    • IV. Allegro - Prestissimo
  • Schubert/Liszt - Gretchen am Spinnrade
  • Mendelssohn - Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49
    • I. Molto allegro e agitato
  • Beethoven - String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127
    • I. Maestoso - Allegro
    • II. Adagio, ma non troppo e molto cantabile - Andante con moto
    • III. Scherzando vivace
    • IV. Finale. Allegro
April 20

Enjoy an evening of works by Dvorak and Schubert, performed The Arizona State Symphony Orchestra.

  • Dvorak - Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
    • I. Allegro con brio
  • Schubert - Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944, "The Great"
    • I. Andante - Allegro ma non troppo - Piu Moto
    • II. Andante con moto in A Minor
    • III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
    • IV. Finale. Allegro vivace
April 27

Music with a Latin flair including performances by the ASU Symphony Orchestra, soprano Carol FitzPatrick, harpist Maria Luisa Rayan, and a few guitarists from the ASU Guest Artist series.

  • Assad - Suite Brasileira No. 3 - V. Caboclinhos
  • Hernández - El Zegrí
  • Ginastera - Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2
    • II. Danza de la Moza Donosa
  • Rak - Homage to Tarrega
  • Sor - Fantasie Elegiaque, Op. 59
  • Granados - 12 Danzas Españolas
    • II. Oriental
    • V. Andaluza
  • Marquez - Danzón No. 2

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Upcoming Recordings


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

April 4
ASU Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra: EPIC!
7:30 PM, ASU Gammage Auditorium

April 5
The Ying String Quartet
7:30 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

April 9
MIM and the Phoenix Symphony present Steven Moeckel in Recital
2:00 PM, Musical Instrument Museum Music Theatre

April 9
Chamber Music Sedona: Speltz Family
2:30 PM, Sky Ranch Lodge

April 13
Marquee Brass: An American Musical Journey
7:30 PM, Mesa Arts Center

April 21-22
The Phoenix Symphony: Schubert’s Symphony No. 9
Friday, 11:00 AM, Phoenix Symphony Hall
Friday, 7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall
Saturday, 7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

April 22
Helios: The Mystic’s Wheel
7:30 PM, Central United Methodist Church

April 23
Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music Series
2:30 PM, Tempe Center for the Arts

April 23
MusicaNova: The Intangible Heritage
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

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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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