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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 March 2015.

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.

Southwest Season Ticket
Hear performances of internationally acclaimed musicians, recorded at venues across Arizona, every Tuesday at 8pm. This month focuses on performances from the Pinnacle Concert Series, from the stellar acoustics of Pinnacle Presbyterian Church in North Scottsdale.

November 4
The St. Olaf Orchestra performs as part of the Pinnacle Concert Series, conducted by Steven Admundson.
            Mozart - Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro", K. 492
            Debussy - Prelude a l'apres midi d'un faune
            R. Strauss - Don Juan, Op. 20
            Gershwin - An American in Paris

November 11
An evening of unusual quartets, guitars, and keys, featuring performances by Vida Guitar Quartet and Piano4, as part of the Pinnacle Concert Series.
            Falla - The Miller's Dance
            Bizet - Carmen Suite
            Liszt - Grand Waltz from Gounod's Faust
            J. Strauss II - On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314
            First Piano Quartet - Variations on a Theme by Paganini
            Britten - Simple Symphony
            Chopin - Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp Minor, Op. 66
            Rimsky-Korsakov - Flight of the Bumblebee

November 18
A program featuring Northern Arizona University’s Shrine of the Ages Choir and selections from organist James David Christie.
            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

November 25
The Manhattan Piano Trio performs Dvorák and Haydn as part of the Pinnacle Concert Series, and a performance by the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra conducted by Robert Moody.
            Dvorák - Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, "Dumky"
            Saint-Saëns - "Bacchanale" from Samson and Dalila
            Haydn - Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Hob. XV:30


ASU in Concert - Thursdays at 8 PM
Enjoy the talent of the Arizona State University School of Music , featuring student ensembles, faculty, and guest artists, every Thursday at 8pm.

November 6
Celebrate Tchaikovsky’s birthday and enjoy a performance from Tempe Center for the Arts, featuring Dmitri Berlinsky, Jonathan Swartz, Thomas Landschoot, and more.
            Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence in D Minor, Op. 70
            Klughardt - Schilflieder, Op. 28

November 13
An evening of vocal and orchestral performances presented by the ASU School of Music, featuring the ASU orchestras conducted by Timothy Russell plus the ASU Barrett Honors Choir and Choral Union.
            Mozart - "Voi che sapete" from Le Nozze di Figaro
            Rossini - "Una voce poco fa" from Il Barbiere di Siviglia
            Delius - Prelude to "Irmelin"
            Mozart - Overture to "The Impresario", K. 486
            Lauridsen - "O Nata Lux"
            Faure - Requiem, Op. 48

November 20
Enjoy an evening of works by composers spanning from the Renaissance to the Classical period, from Byrd to Mozart.
            Zelenka - Sonata No. 3 in B-flat Major
            Byrd - Browning
            Telemann - Sonata in A Minor
            Haydn - String Quartet in G Major, Op. 54, No. 1 - IV. Finale: Presto
            Mozart - Serenade in C Minor, KV 388 (384a)

November 27
Works by Spanish composers highlight this evening’s broadcast, featuring performances by the Presti Guitar Trio and pianist Walter Cosand.
            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)


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 - November 2014


CENTRAL SOUND AT EIGHT will be recording the following concerts around the valley:

November 1      Phoenix Chorale
7:30 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church

November 3      ASU Symphony Orchestra with Walter Cosand
7:30 PM, ASU Gammage Auditorium

November 5      ASU Wind Orchestra with Christopher Creviston
7:30 PM, ASU Gammage Auditorium

November 8      ASU Faculty: Martin Schuring, oboe
7:30 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

November 8      Kavafian-Schub-Shifrin presented by Phoenix Chamber Music Society
8:00 PM, Camelback Bible Church

November 9      ASU Faculty: Kimberly Marshall, organ
2:30 PM, ASU Organ Hall

November 9      Sonoran Chamber Music Series:
Victor Asuncion, piano and Thomas Landschoot, cello
2:30 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

November 9      ASU Guest Artist: H2 Quartet
7:30 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

November 14    Classical Revolution PHX presented by Pinnacle Concert Series
7:30 PM, Pinnacle Presbyterian Church

November 16    Joyce Yang, piano present by Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7:30 PM, Virginia G. Piper Theater

November 17    Echoing Air present by the Horizon Concert Series at Northern Arizona University
7:30 PM, NAU Ashurst Hall

November 21    William Wolfram, Phoenix Symphony
11:00 AM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

November 21    William Wolfram, Phoenix Symphony
7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

November 22    William Wolfram, Phoenix Symphony
7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

November 22    ASU Guest Artist: Christin Schillinger, bassoon
2:30 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

November 23    ASU Faculty: Jonathan Swartz, violin and Wendy Chen, piano
2:30 PM, ASU Katzin Concert Hall

November 28    Cloe Hanslip, Phoenix Symphony
7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

November 29    Cloe Hanslip, Phoenix Symphony
7:30 PM, Phoenix Symphony Hall

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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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