KBAQ Production Studio

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Central Sound at Arizona PBS, formerly the KBAQ Production Studio, 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.

October 6
Soprano Renée Fleming brings down the house with performances of classical vocal selections and opera and Broadway favorites.
            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

October 13
Featuring works by classical and Romantic composers, performances by American String Quartet and Orion String Quartet highlight the evening’s broadcast.
            Mozart - Flute Quartet in C Major, K. 285b
            Brahms - Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in B Major, Op. 8 - II. Scherzo - Allegro Molto
            Schumann - Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44

October 20
Wayward Sisters, Takacs Quartet and a performance by violinist Ben Whitehouse highlight an evening of music from Camelback Bible Church.
            Bach - Trio Sonata in D Minor, BWV 527 - I. Andante
            Mozart - String Quartet No. 16 in E-flat Major, K. 428 - I. Allegro no troppo
            Bach - Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017 - I. Largo

October 27
From recordings at Camelback Bible Church, hear performances by the Pavel Haas Quartet as well as local artists Ben Whitehouse on violin and Guy Whatley on harpsichord.
            Bach - Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830 - IV. Air
            Bach - Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1014
            Mendelssohn - Richte mich, Gott, Op. 78, No. 2
            Beethoven - Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2


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.

October 1
Schumann is on display as ASU faculty members Albie Micklich, Catalin Rotaru, Thomas Landschoot and more tackle the Romantic composer’s stunning body of work.
            Schumann/Liszt - Widmung
            Schumann - Adagio and Allegro
            Schumann - Five Pieces in Canonic Form, Op. 56
            Schumann - Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47 - I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo

October 8
Let the airwaves ring with the sounds of strings this evening, as Juilliard String Quartet, violinist Jonathan Swartz and St. Lawrence String Quartet perform.
            Haydn - String Quartet in G Major, Op. 54, No. 1
            Bach - Sonata No. 2 for Unaccompanied Violin, BWV 1003 - IV. Allegro
            Dumitrescu - Peasant Dance
            Beethoven - String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4

October 15
An evening of music by Spanish composers, featuring performances by guitarists Scott Tennant and Anton Baranov, pianist Walter Cosand and Maria Luisa Rayan, harp.
            Rodrigo - En los Trigales
            Llobet - Variaciones sobre un tema de F. Sor, Op. 15
            Albéniz - Four pieces from Iberia
            Tarrega - Two Preludes
            Brossé - "La Soledad" from La Soledad de America Latina
            Granados - 12 Danzas Españolas - V. Andaluza
            Lecuona - Malagueña
            Torroba - Aires de la Mancha - I. Jerigonza
            Torroba - Aires de la Mancha - II. Ya llega el invierno
            Torroba - Aires de la Mancha - V. La sequidilla

October 22
Featuring an interview with oboe faculty member Martin Schuring, enjoy an evening of works by contemporary composers.
            Dompierre - Les Diableries
            Reich - New York Counterpoint
            Maslanka - Sonata for Oboe and Piano

October 29
Get comfortable tonight with some contemporary compositions as performed by ASU faculty members and student ensembles.
            Cui - Mountain Springs
            Sandstrom - Zephyr
            Steinmetz - Songs and Dances for Oboe and Bassoon
            Rogers, R. - a box full of stars
            Taylor - Concerto for Clarinet and Bass Clarinet


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 2015-2016 season broadcasts will begin in March 2016.

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Upcoming Recordings


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

October 4
True Concord
3:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church (Tucson)

October 4
Orpheus Male Chorus w/ Phoenix Children’s Chorus
7:00 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church

October 8
ASU Bands at 100! The Roaring 20s and the Rousing 2000s
7:30 p.m., Gammage Auditorium

October 9
Carl St. Clair, ASU Symphony Orchestra
7:30 p.m., Gammage Auditorium

October 9
Michael Christie, The Phoenix Symphony
11:00 a.m., Phoenix Symphony Hall

October 9
Michael Christie, The Phoenix Symphony
7:30 p.m., Phoenix Symphony Hall

October 10
Michael Christie, The Phoenix Symphony
7:30 p.m., Phoenix Symphony Hall

October 11
Four Seasons Orchestra
3:00 p.m., Camelback Bible Church

October 15
ASU Faculty Artist Series: Creviston Duo
7:30 p.m., Katzin Concert Hall

October 18
Phoenix Chorale
3:00 p.m., Camelback Bible Church

October 22
Bach Goldberg Variations: The Art of Transcription
7:30 p.m., Mesa Arts Center, Piper Repertory Theater

October 23
ASU Quartet in Residence - Brentano String Quartet
7:30 p.m., Katzin Concert Hall

October 25
Hayden’s Ferry Concert Series: Hermes Quartet
2:30 p.m., Tempe Center for the Arts

October 25
ASU Faculty Artist Series: Martin Schuring & Andrew Campbell
5:00 p.m., Katzin Concert Hall

October 26
Mesa School Choirs w/ Sonoran Desert Chorale
7:00 p.m., Mesa Arts Center, Ikeda Theater

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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