KBAQ Heart of the Arts

Courtesy of The Phoenix Symphony
The economic outlook for many of America’s symphony orchestras in the past few years has been dire, but locally, there is good news. For the first time in nearly a decade, The Phoenix Symphony is on track to break even, eliminating a nearly $3 million deficit in less than two years. K-Bach’s Sterling Beeaff catches up with CEO Jim Ward.
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Anna Han
To be a teacher of anything you have to be a lifelong learner. Honing any skill is, at times, a solitary journey. And then there are those magical occasions when you come together with your peers and share and discover ideas. K-Bach's Sterling Beeaff catches up with ASMTA's Dr. Radmila Stojanovic-Kiriluk.
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Arizona Musicfest recently awarded scholarships to four of Arizona's finest young musicians majoring in instrument performance at four renowned schools across the country. Three of the winners, Pianist Karen Nguyen, Violinist Jeanelle Brierley and Pianist Evan Pensis, have also been featured Sundays at noon, on 89.5 K-Bach's Encounters with Young Musicians Series.
Photo credit Rosalie O' Connor
Following last season’s sold out performances, Ballet Arizona has returned to the Desert Botanical Garden with the ground-breaking masterpiece, TOPIA. Master Choreographer Ib Anderson takes his first cues from the spectacular Arizona sunsets.
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Frank Darimento
The Valley’s own Frank Darimento explores the best of both worlds, as he leads La Forza Chamber Orchesta and a jazz Quintet in a concert, Jazz at the Symphony, 7:30pm, Friday, May 17, at the Valley Presbyterian Church in Paradise Valley. K-Bach’s Janine Miller caught up with Frank about the concert.

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