KBAQ Heart of the Arts

Classical Revolution brings musicians together for "Classical Jam" sessions

In 2006 a quiet uprising began in a San Francisco café…a group of musicians banded under the banner of Beethoven, Haydn and Shostakovich with one goal in mind: break down the traditional barriers of classical music and make it truly accessible: essentially, bring music to the people.

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The 13th Annual Phoenix Film Festival ran April 4 -11 at the Harkins 101, 7000 E. Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix. The festival annually screens more than 150 films; this year’s offerings included four feature films making their world premieres. K-BACH's Janine Miller, mid-day host and self described film-lover, caught up with 24 year old filmmaker, Sarah Lofti, about her film, "Menschen", which screened April 6th & 7th.
For more than 30 years, Valley audiences have delighted in Jeffrey Siegel's Keyboard Conversations: entertaining and informative concerts with commentary.. Tuesday, April 2nd, 7:30pm, the pianist performed Exhilarating Dance Music … for the Ears! at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. K-BACH's Sterling Beeaff chatted with Jeffrey about the concert.
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Timothy Verville
Arizona Pro Arte, formerly the Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, had a very busy, and so far successful, first season. The newly dubbed orchestra, under the helm of artistic director and conductor, Timothy Verville, strives to provide the valley with Bach, Beethoven and beyond: concerts infused with a vigorous dose of collaboration often utilizing visual arts: film, painting and real time computer visualizations. March 22 & 24, the spirit of innovation and collaboration continued, as Az Pro Arte explored loss and redemption.
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Trumpet Virtuoso and ASU Regents Professor David Hickman remembers legendary soloist Rafael Mendez
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