This past month the Valley's Sonoran Desert Chorale presented The Requiem for the Fallen: a concert honoring the heroes of this nation who have given "the last full measure of devotion" in service to our country. It was a prelude to the chorale’s European tour, where they performed in Normandy as part of the official 70th Anniversary of D-Day.
For 15 years, The Downtown Chamber Series has presented over 100 concerts in downtown Phoenix, pairing the tried and true with a contemporary voice: Schubert or Beethoven may whet the appetite, then an entree of Steve Reich or George Crumb, or songwriter Joe Pug or indie band Low Anthem.
Last June K-Bach held our Very First Film Event at the FILMBAR in downtown Phoenix and it SOLD OUT! Thursday, October 16, 7:30pm, we'll present the second part of the series, Nodame Cantibile 2, a popular Japanese movie that’s based on a best selling comic about a young pianist and a conductor. Local conductor Keitaro Harada grew up in Japan—and with the comic, Nodame Cantabile. He chats with Sterling Beeaff about the comic’s influence in revitalizing Japan’s classical music scene.
Southwest Shakespeare Company concludes their 20th Anniversary Season with an innovative take on a Midsummer Night's Dream: FairyWorlds! at the Desert Botanical Garden. K-Bach's Sterling Beeaff catches up with Producing Director Jared Sakren.
Along with bringing a wealth of fine performances to the Valley each winter, the Arizona Musicfest also encourages local young artists to reach for the stars, with the annual Arizona Musicfest Scholarship program.