KBAQ Heart of the Arts

For many Christmas wasn’t Christmas without Giancarlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” Can you imagine an opera commissioned and produced by one of the three networks? Well, NBC did just that in 1951 and it was presented each year until 1966. This Sunday, The West Valley Symphony, with Cantilena, presents "“Amahl and the Night Visitors”at the Valley Vista Performing Arts Center in Surprise. K-BACH's Sterling Beeaff sat down with maestro Cal Kellogg and found out how closely his life is tied to this holiday classic…
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We all have our routine, things we have to do everyday… things we HAVE to do for the Holidays. For many conductors the holidays mean endless performances of “Nutcracker” or "Messiah." Some tire of the performances but Michael Christie returns to lead the Phoenix Symphony for five performances of Handel’s “Messiah” this week, starting this evening at Mesa Arts Center. Sterling Beeaff sat down with Christie and found out that for HIM this is a labor of love…
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Orpheus Male Chorus
The Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix, Arizona’s longest continually performing choral organization, opens its 85th season by presenting “Holidays with Orpheus”, Sunday, December 8, 3pm at American Lutheran Church in Sun City. K-BACH's Sterling Beeaff chats with Artistic Director, Dr. Brook Larson and Dave Kelly, longtime member and President of Orpheus.
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Paul Harvey Jr. has had several careers and identities but his own achievements are sometimes overshadowed by his famous father, Paul Harvey, who for nearly 60 years was a presence on Americans radios with his programs, “Paul Harvey News and Comment” and later “The Rest of the Story,” the latter written by the younger Paul Harvey who was already a classical pianist. This Saturday, November 30th, 7:30pm, the Oracle Piano Society will present the younger Paul Harvey’s “Picture Rachmaninoff” in Tucson’s Desert View Performing Arts Center. Starring Artistic Director and pianist Stephen Cook, the one man show is a celebration of Rachmaninoff’s Etudes Tableaux with, poetry, images and a human portrait of a great pianist and composer.
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Zuill Bailey is widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry as well as his engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today. 7:30pm, Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Mesa Arts Center, Zuill Bailey performs all six Bach cello Suites on his 1693 Matteo Gofriller Cello. K-Bach's Sterling Beeaff caught up with Zuill about the performance.
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