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Central Sound at Arizona PBS, 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 Arizona PBS and beyond.

Central Sound at Arizona PBS productions can be heard on Arizona PBS’ 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.


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

September 1
Enjoy an evening of works for piano ensemble by some of the Romantic period’s greatest composers. Featuring performances by David and Teresa Erlich, and violinist Dana Pasley.
            Franck - Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 120
            Mendelssohn - Piano trio in D Minor, Op. 49

September 8
Baroque is back with a bang on an evening highlighted by Catalyst String Quartet, Midori, and The Romeros.
            Vivaldi - Concerto No. 1 in E Major, Op. 8, RV 269, "La Primavera" (Spring)
            Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Aria
            Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 1
            Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 2
            Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 3, Canone all'unisono
            Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 4
            Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 6, Canone alla seconda
            Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 10, Fughetta
            Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 17
            Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 19
            Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 20
            Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 21, Canone alla settima
            Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 22, Alla breve
            Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 23
            Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 25
            Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Variation 29
            Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Aria da capo
            Bach - Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002 - I. Allemanda
            Bach - Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002 - VIII. Double
            Bach - Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012 - V. Gavotte 1; VI. Gavotte 2
            Vivaldi - Concerto in D Major, RV 93

September 15
Vive la france! Including an interview with pianist Joyce Yang, this evening features cellists Thomas Landschoot and Zuill Bailey, and pianist Emily Bear performing works by famous French composers.
            Milhaud - Scaramouche - III. Brazileira
            Massenet - Meditation de Thais
            Debussy - Estampes
            Ravel - Trio
            Fauré - Piano Quartet No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 45 - II. Allegro molto

September 22
Enjoy an evening of chamber performances of Classical giants, including those by Orion String Quartet, violinist David Erlich, and Christopher McKay, viola.
            Haydn - String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5
            Mozart - Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E-flat Major, K. 498, "Kegelstatt" - III. Rondeaux
            Mozart - Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, K. 478 - I. Allegro


ASU in Concert
Enjoy the talent of the Arizona State University School of Music, featuring student ensembles, faculty, and guest artists, every Thursday at 7 p.m.

September 3
Faculty members of the ASU School of Music’s string department tackle Beethoven, featuring Thomas Landschoot, cello, and Katherine McLin, violin.
            Beethoven - Sonata for Piano and Cello, Op. 5, No. 1
                                    I. Adagio sostenuto
                                    II. Allegro
            Beethoven - Sonata for Piano and Cello, Op. 5, No. 1 - III. Allegro vivace
            Beethoven - Sonata in A Major for Keyboard and Violin, Op. 47, "Kreutzer"

September 10
Make an evening of music from Mother Russia and enjoy performances by pianists Elizabeth Sun and Andrew Boyle as well as the Juilliard String Quartet.
            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
            Scriabin - Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 23 - I. Drammàtico

September 17
An evening of early keyboard compositions performed by Elizabeth Sun and Eckart Sellheim. Interview segment is Eckart included.
            Haydn - Sonata in F Major, Hob. XVI:23
            Haydn - Variations in F Minor, Hob. XVII:6, "Un piccolo divertimento"
            Mozart - Rondo in A Minor, K. 511 - Andante
            d'Anglebert - Overture to Cadmus
            d'Anglebert - "Passacaille" from Armide
            Mozart - Sonata in C Major, K. 330

September 24
Enjoy an evening of woodwind performances by Albie Micklich, bassoon, Christin Schillinger, bassoon, and Duo Pegasus.
            Shapiro - Of Breath and Touch
            Ireland - Fantasy Sonata
            Ravel - Pavane pour une infant défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess)
            Paul - Three Rainy-Day Barcarolles, Op. 32
            Still - Mother and Child
            Still - Gamin


The Phoenix Symphony
The Phoenix SymphonyCentral Sound at Arizona PBS 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.

Central Sound at Arizona PBS productions can be heard on Arizona PBS’ digital 8.4 channel, streaming at kbaq.org, or on 89.5 KBAQ-FM.

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Upcoming Recordings


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

September 2
Nikola Djurica, clarinet
David Ehrlich and Steven Moeckel, violins
Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola
Thomas Landschoot, cello
Teresa Ehrlich, piano

7:30 p.m., Jewish Heritage Center

September 4
Sweet Plantain
7:30 p.m., Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon Village

September 5
Sweet Plantain
7:30 p.m., Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon Village

September 6
NACAP Project
4:00 p.m., Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon Village

September 11
GCMF Family and Friends
7:30 p.m., Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon Village

September 12
GCMF Family and Friends
7:30 p.m., Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon Village

September 18
ASU Faculty Artist Series: The Romantic Bassoon
Albie Micklich, bassoon
Andrew Campbell, piano
Martin Schuring, oboe

7:30 p.m., Katzin Concert Hall

September 18
The Phoenix Symphony
7:30 p.m., Phoenix Symphony Hall

September 19
The Phoenix Symphony
7:30 p.m., Phoenix Symphony Hall

September 20
ASU Faculty Artist Series: Nancy Buck and Friends
Nancy Buck, violin
Russell Ryan, piano
2:30 p.m., Katzin Concert Hall

September 25
ASU Guest Artist Series: BEDLAM
7:30 p.m., Organ Hall

September 26
ASU Guest Artist Series: Tubafest 1 with the R.S.V.B. Tuba Quartet
5:00 p.m., Katzin Concert Hall

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 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 Arizona PBS in the Operations department and has since joined the KBAQ Production Studio full time as a Senior Broadcast Engineer.

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