KBAQ Production Studio

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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.

Central Sound at Eight productions can be heard on Eight’s digital channel 8.4, streaming at kbaq.org, and on 89.5 KBAQ-FM. Coming this fall, look for our newly designed website featuring streaming media content.


The Phoenix Symphony
The Phoenix SymphonyCentral Sound at EIGHT has proudly partnered with The Phoenix Symphony to produce broadcasts of this world-class orchestra. For more information about upcoming events and broadcasts of The Phoenix Symphony, please visit phoenixsymphony.org or this website for future broadcast information.

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.

The Phoenix Symphony’s 2014-2015 season has concluded. The 2015-2016 season broadcasts will resume March 2016.


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

August 4
The Phoenix Chamber Music Society presents performances by the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble.
            Mendelssohn - Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20 - I. Allegro moderato, ma con fuoco
            Borodin - Sextet in Two Movements
            Mendelssohn - Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66

August 11
Chamber ensembles from Camelback Bible Church, including performances by Wayward Sisters, highlight this evening’s broadcast.
Mozart - Oboe Quartet, K. 370 - I. Allegro
            Bach - Trio Sonata in D Minor, BWV 527 - I. Andante
            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
            Mozart - String Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 614 - I. Allegro di molto

August 18
Enjoy an evening of Romantic compositions for piano trio and string ensemble, featuring the Zukerman Chamber Players, Jeffrey Swann, and Yehuda Hanani.
            Schubert - An Die Musik, Op. 88, No. 44, D. 547
            Schubert - Gretchen am Spinnrade, Op. 2, D. 118
            Schubert - Der Lindenbaum (from Der Winterreise), Op. 89, No.5, D. 911
            Schubert - Wohin (from Die Shöne Müllerin), Op. 25, No. 2, D. 795
            Schubert - Ständchen (from Schwanengesang), D. 957
            Brahms - Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60, "Werther"

August 25
Group choral performances and solo organ works grace the evening, featuring James David Christie and NAU’s Shrine of the Ages Choir.
            Verdi - "Ave Maria" from Quattro pezzi sacri
            Piroye - La Béatitude
            Bach - Partite diverse sopra: Sei gegrübet, Jesu gütig
            Delgado - Prayer of St. Francis
            Lauridsen - "Soneto" from Nocturnes
            Gretchaninoff - Nine otpushchayeshi
            Ropartz - Six Pièces - III. Sortie in B-flat Major


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 Wednesday at 7pm.

August 20
On the first ASU In Concert of the season, enjoy an evening filled with works by Spanish composers, featuring performances by pianist Walter Cosand, guitarist Scott Tennant, and more.
            Tarrega - Gran Jota
            Rodrigo - Tiento Antiguo
            Rodrigo - En los Trigales
            Albeniz - Four pieces from Iberia
            Turina - Danzas Gitanas, Op. 55 - I. Zambra
            Turina - Danzas Gitanas, Op. 55 - IV. Danza Ritual
            Albeniz - Suite Espanola, Op. 47 - V. Asturias (Leyenda)

August 27
An evening of string performances and piano ensembles, featuring violinist Daniel Phillips and cellist Thomas Landschoot, presented by the Sonoran Chamber Series.
            Fauré - Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Major, Op. 13
            Halverson - Passacaglia in G Minor on a Theme by Handel
            Beethoven - Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11


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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Licensed by: Rio Salado College & Arizona State University




Upcoming Recordings - May 2015


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

June 5
Phoenix Children’s Chorus Tour Concert
7:30 PM, Camelback Bible Church


Central Sound will bring you more live concert recordings this fall.


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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