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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 8.4 and on our new “Classical Arizona PBS” mobile app, available on iOS and Android.


The Phoenix Symphony
The Phoenix Symphony Tune in every Monday at 7! The third season of the Phoenix Symphony broadcast continues through June 6th. Central Sound at Arizona PBS has proudly partnered with The Phoenix Symphony to produce broadcasts of this world-class orchestra, including segments featuring symphony musicians. For more information about upcoming events and broadcasts please visit the symphony’s website or this page for future broadcast information.

Phoenix Symphony broadcasts are made possible in part by equipment provided by 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 best seat of the Symphony Hall directly to listeners.

May 2

Join Tito Muñoz and the Phoenix Symphony for an adventurous contemporary work from American composer Andrew Norman and a golden oldie from Beethoven. Plus soprano Ah Young Hong is the featured soloist for Poulenc’s Gloria.

Norman - Unstuck
Poulenc - Gloria

I. Gloria
II. Laudamus te
III. Domine Deus
IV. Domine Fili unigenite
V. Domine Deus Agnus Dei
VI. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris

Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
II. Allegretto
III. Presto
IV. Allegro con brio

May 9

Guest conductor Andrew Grams leads the Symphony through romantic and modern works of French composers, featuring pianist Pascal Rogé.

Berlioz - Le Corsaire, Op. 21
Saint-Saëns - Concerto No. 2 in G Minor for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 22

I. Andante sostenuto
II. Allegro scherzando
III. Presto

Ravel - Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose)

I. Prélude
II. Danse du rouet et scène (Dance of the Spinning Wheel & Scene)
III. Pavane de la belle au bois dormant (Pavane of Sleeping Beauty)
IV. Les entretiens de la belle et de la bête (Conversations of Beauty and the Beast)
V. Petit poucet (Tom Thumb)
VI. Laideronnette, impératrice des pagodes (Laideronnette, Empress of the Pagodas)
VII. Le jardin féerique (The Enchanted Garden)

Ravel - Boléro

May 16

Maestro Tito Muñoz and chorus master Thomas Bookhout lead the Symphony and Phoenix Symphony Chorus in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass.

Shepherd - Magiya
Ginastera - Variaciones concertantes, Op. 23
Haydn - Mass, Hob. XXII: 11, D minor (Lord Nelson Mass)

I. Kyrie
II. Gloria
III. Credo
IV. Sanctus & Benedictus
V. Agnus Dei

May 23

The Phoenix Symphony is joined by violinist Jennifer Koh for a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade.

Mazzoli - River Rouge Transfiguration
Bernstein - Serenade (After Plato’s “Symposium”)

I. Phaedras - Pausanias: Lento - Allegro
II. Aristophanes: Allegretto
III. Eryximachus: Presto
IV. Agathon: Adagio
V. Socrates - Alcibiades: Molto tenuto - Allegro molto

Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 42

I. Allegretto
II. Andante; ma rubato
III. Vivacissimo
IV. Finale: Allegro moderato

May 30

Pianist Martina Filjak, winner of the Cleveland International Piano competition, performs Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2 with Tito Muñoz on the podium.

Ades - Dances from “Powder Her Face”
Rachmaninoff - Concerto No. 2 in C minor for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 18

I. Moderato
II. Adagio sostenuto
III. Allegro scherzando

Dvorák - Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88

I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace
IV. Allegro ma non troppo

Arizona Encore!

Showcasing Arizona’s Premier Performances

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

May 3

Enjoy performances by the Wayward Sisters and the Musicians from Marlboro recorded at the sonorous Camelback Bible Church.

Mozart - Oboe Quartet, K. 370 - I. Allegro
Bach - Trio Sonata in D Minor, BWV 527
Bach - Selections from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Variation 3
Variation 10
Variation 18
Variation 19
Variation 21
Variation 27
Variation 30

Mozart - String Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 614

I. Allegro di molto
II. Andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegro

May 10

Baroque is back with a bang on an evening highlighted by the Catalyst String Quartet, Midori, and The Romeros.

Vivaldi - Concerto No. 1 in E Major, Op. 8, RV 269, "La Primavera" (Spring)

I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro

Bach - Selection from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Bach - Selections from Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002

I. Allemanda
II. Double
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

I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro

May 17

Singer Renee Fleming brings down the house with performances of classical vocal selections, 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 Babbino Caro

May 24

Vive la france! Works of famous French composers including performances from Joyce Yang, Emily Bear, Zuill Bailey, and Yehuda Hanani.

Milhaud - Scaramouche - III. Brazileira
Massenet - Meditation de Thais
Debussy - Estampes

I. Pagodes
II. La soirée dans Grenade
III. Jardins sous la pluie

Ravel - Trio

I. Modere
II. Pantoum: Assez vif
III. Passacaille: Tres large
IV. Final: Anime

Fauré - Piano Quartet No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 45 - II. Allegro molto

May 31

Enjoy an evening of chamber music featuring the giants of the classical era, including performances by the Orion String Quartet as well as artists from the Red Rocks Music Festival and Downtown Chamber Series.

Haydn - String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5

I. Allegretto
II. Largo: Cantabile e mesto
III. Menuetto: Allegro
IV. Finale: Presto

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
II. Andante
III. Rondo (Allegro)

ASU In Concert
Enjoy the talent of the Arizona State University School of Music, every Thursday at 7pm, as ASU in Concert highlights the best performances from student ensembles, faculty, and guest artists.

May 5

An evening of early keyboard compositions performed by Elizabeth Sun and Eckart Sellheim, plus an interview with Mr. Selheim.

Haydn - Sonata in F Major, Hob. XVI:23

I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Presto

Haydn - Variations in F Minor, Hob. XVII:6, "Un piccolo divertimento"
Mozart - Rondo in A Minor, K. 511 - Andante
d'Anglebert - Overture to Cadmus
Mozart - Sonata in C Major, K. 330

I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante cantabile
III. Allegretto

May 12

Guest conductor Kayoko Dan conducts the ASU Symphony Orchestra in an evening of Romantic greats.

Fauré - Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80

I. Prélude (quasi adagio)
II. Fileuse (andantino quasi allegretto)
III. Sicilienne (allegro molto moderato)
IV. Mort de Mélisande (molto adagio)

Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

I. Allegro non troppo
II. Adagio non troppo
III. Allegretto grazioso
IV. Allegro con spirito

May 19

Faculty pianists Russell Ryan and Andrew Campbell team up for Debussy’s Petite Suite. Also performances by the St. Lawrence String Quartet and the ASU Woodwind Faculty.

Debussy - Petite Suite

I. En bateau (Sailing)
II. Cortége (Procession)
III. Menuet: Moderato
IV. Ballet: Allegro giusto

Martinú - String Quartet No. 5

I. Allegro ma non troppo

Verdi - String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 68

I. Allegro
II. Andantino
III. Prestissimo
IV. Scherzo Fuga: Allegro assai mosso

Stravinsky - Suite for Woodwind Sextet (from Orchestra Suites No. 1 and No. 2)

I. Andante
II. Napolitana
III. Waltz
IV. Polka
V. Galop

May 26

Go for Baroque and enjoy ASU Faculty members Kimberly Marshall, Martin Schuring, Elizabeth Buck, and more perform works by some of the period’s brightest stars.

Bach - Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1020

I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro

Zelenka - Sonata No. 3 in B-flat Major

I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Tempo giusto (Allegro)

Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I - Prelude No. 22 in B-flat Minor, BWV 867
Bach - Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542, "Great Fugue"
Boismortier - Suite in E Minor for Two Traversos

I. Prelude
II. Brunette (La Craintive)
III. Autre Brunette (La Seduisante)
IV. Gavotte en Rondeau (L'Indiscrete)
V. La Champenoise
VI. La Claudine

Telemann - Trio Sonata in E-flat Major for oboe, harpsichord, and continuo, TWV 42: Es3

I. Largo
II. Vivace
III. Mesto
IV. Allegro

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Upcoming Recordings


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

May 1
Orpheus Men’s Chorus
3:00 PM, Camelback Bible Church

May 7
BYU Singers, NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir
7:30 PM, Ardrey Memorial Auditorium

May 8
NAU Symphony Orchestra
3:00 PM, Ardrey Memorial Auditorium

May 13
The Phoenix Symphony: Scheherazade
7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

May 14
The Phoenix Symphony: Scheherazade
7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

May 14
Phoenix Children’s Chorus
7:00 PM, Mesa Arts Center

May 27
The Phoenix Symphony: Berlioz and Sibelius
11:00 AM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

May 27
The Phoenix Symphony: Berlioz and Sibelius
7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

May 28
The Phoenix Symphony: Berlioz and Sibelius
7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony 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 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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