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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 Monday, March 9, 2015 at 7 p.m.

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.

April 6
English violinist Chloe Hanslip joins guest conductor JoAnn Falletta and the Phoenix Symphony for Prokofiev’s violin concerto.

Borodin - Overture to Prince Igor
Prokofiev - Concerto No. 1 in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 19
Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, "From the New World"

April 13
James Judd conducts Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony is joined by guest pianist Sean Chen  for the Grieg Piano Concerto.

Britten - Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16
Debussy - Claire de Lune
Mozart - Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, "Jupiter"

April 20
Pianist Vadym Kholodenko performs with the Symphony and guest conductor James Feddeck.

Shostakovich - Festive Overture, Op. 96
Prokofiev - Concerto No, 2 in G Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 16
Brahms - Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90

April 27
JoAnn Falletta returns to Phoenix once again, this time to conduct the Symphony and violinist Jennifer Frautschi through Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor.

Shostakovich - Selections from The Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a
Prokofiev - Concerto No. 2 in G minor for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 63
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36


Southwest Season Ticket
Hear performances of internationally acclaimed musicians, recorded at venues across Arizona, every Tuesday at 7pm.

April 7
The final program of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Series features an entire evening of the brilliant young pianist Conrad Tao.

Bach - Toccata in F-sharp Minor, BWV 910
Lang - wed
Carter - Two Thoughts About the Piano - I. Intermittences
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition

April 14
Performances from the Hayden Chamber Music Series and the Tempe Center for the Arts.

Ravel - Trio in A Minor - I. Modéré
Brahms - Piano Quartet in C Minor, No. 3, Op. 60 - III. Andante
Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30, No. 2 - IV. Finale: Allegro - Presto
Saint-Saëns - Trio No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18

April 21
Selections from the Paganini Caprices as performed by violinist Rachel Barton Pine, from her concert at the Mesa Art Center.  Also, performances from pianist Emily Bear and cellist Zuill Bailey.

Paganini - Caprices
Massenet - Meditation de Thais

April 28
From a concert recorded at the Mesa Arts Center, a special evening with soprano Renee Fleming.

Mozart - Nehmt Meinen Dank
Handel - To Fleeting Pleasures
Handel - Endless Pleasure
Rachmaninov – Twilight
Dvorak - Songs My Mother Taught Me
Rachmaninov - Spring Waters
Canteloube – Bailero
Canteloube - Malurous qu'o uno fenno
Canteloube - La Delaissado
Delibes - Les Filles de Cadix
Strauss – Standchen
Wagner – Traume
Weill - Foolish Heart
Strauss/Korngold - Frag mich oft
Rogers and Hammerstein - Sound of Music
Puccini - O Mio Babino Caro


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 7pm.

April 8
Join the ASU Faculty for performances of works by Beethoven.

Beethoven - Sonata for Piano and Cello, Op. 5, No. 1
Beethoven - Sonata in A Major for Keyboard and Violin, Op. 47, "Kreutzer"

April 15
An evening of Brahms, with performances by the Tetra String Quartet, mezzo-soprano Angela Brower, and pianist Eckart Sellheim. Then pianist Caio Pagano closes out the program with the Hungarian Rhapsody by Liszt.

Brahms - Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25
Brahms - Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103
Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11 in A Minor, S. 244/11

April 22
The sounds of Russia, with performances by the Juilliard String Quartet, pianist Elizabeth Sun, and the Sonoran Chamber Music Series.

Glinka - The Lark
Tchaikovsky - Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. 19, No. 4
Stravinsky - Three Pieces for String Quartet
Rachmaninoff - Sonata for Piano and Cello, Op. 19

April 29
Exploring the works of Dvorak, the St. Lawrence and Tetra String Quartets take center stage. 

Dvorák - Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81, B. 155 - I. Allegro, ma non tanto
Dvorák - American Suite, Op. 98 - V. Allegro
Dvorák - String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61

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 - March 2014


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

April 2
“Pictures at an Exhibition” - Natasha Paremski, piano
7:30 PM, Mesa Arts Center

April 6
ASU: Walter Cosand
7:30 PM, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

April 7              
ASU Faculty Artist Series: Creviston Duo
7:30 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

April 8              
ASU Wind Orchestra
7:30 PM, ASU Gammage Auditorium

April 12            
Mark Peskanov, violin
Doris Stevenson, piano
Thomas Landschoot, cello
2:30 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

April 17            
Phoenix Symphony w/ Paul Jacobs, organ
11:00 AM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

April 17            
Phoenix Symphony w/ Paul Jacobs, organ
7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

April 18            
Phoenix Symphony w/ Paul Jacobs, organ
7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

April 24            
Isabelle Demers, organ
7:30 PM, Pinnacle Presbyterian Church

April 26            
Phoenix Chorale
3:00 PM, Camelback Bible Church

April 27            
ASU Duo Flutes: Elizabeth Buck and Magda Schwerzmann
7:30 PM, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
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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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