KBAQ Heart of the Arts

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.
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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.
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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.
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Photo courtesy of Arizona Musicfest
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.

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