KBAQ Heart of the Arts

The Scottsdale Cultural Council has appointed Neale Perl as its new president and CEO. Perl is the president emeritus of D.C.-based Washington Performing Arts, where he served as president and CEO from 2002 to 2013. K-Bach’s Sterling Beeaff chatted with Neale about his background, as both cellist and arts administrator, and his new role with the Scottsdale Cultural Council .
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The 2014 Red Rocks Music Festival celebrates The Magnificent Blend of Voice and Strings this August 28 through 31, with a series of concerts at the Arizona Opera Center in downtown Phoenix, and at the Sedona Creative Life Center. K-BACH’s Sterling Beeaff caught up with festival artist, soprano Arianna Wyatt.
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This August the Grand Canyon Music Festival's Native American Composer Apprenticeship program is celebrating 10 years of music making. String quartet ETHEL has been the ensemble-in-residence for the program from its inception.
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14-year-old Sade Moore was given an opportunity this year: a program at her school called “Heroic Journey” -so without formal classical training Sade chose to write a piece of instrumental music. She saw the program as an opportunity to challenge herself and stretch her abilities and her imagination.
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Fourteen years ago, a trio of musicians met at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute for Music. Their group later became Time for 3: violinists Zach De Pue and Nick Kendall, and double bassist Ranaan Meyer. Featuring guest artists like cellist Alisa Weilerstein and ukulelist Jake Shimabukuro, Time for 3’s latest self-titled album pushes the boundaries of classical music. K-Bach's Sterling Beeaff brings you this week's Heart of the Arts feature.
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