KBAQ Heart of the Arts

This Halloween the AZ Pro Arte Orchestra will provide the accompaniment for the terrifying 1922 German Expressionist Film, Nosferatu- a dark tale based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Hans Erdmann’s original score has long been lost, so director Timothy Verville rose to the occasion and created a new setting of music by Dvorak, Brahms and Wagner to frame the film. AZ Pro Arte’s Composer-in-Residence, Christopher Norby, has also contributed original music for several of the film’s scenes. Christopher Norby joins K-Bach's Jane Hilton.
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Arizona Opera opens the 2013-14 season with Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore, Friday, October 11th in Phoenix at Symphony Hall. Rob Fisher, conductor of Arizona Opera's production of Pinafore, joins K-BACH's Janine Miller.
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October 3-5, 2013, The Phoenix Symphony will be joined by guest conductor Philip Mann for music by Beethoven, Debussy and Strauss. Philip is a former Rhodes Scholar, a winner of the Vienna Philharmonic Karajan Fellowship, and, a former ASU Sun Devil.
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This season the Sonoran Desert Chorale celebrates their 20th anniversary. Jeff Harris, director of the Chorale and Kevin Gardner, a member of both the Chorale and president of the SDC Board, and renowned American composer René Clausen join Janine Miller in the studio.
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The search for a music director for the Phoenix Symphony continues, as the orchestra opens their 66th Season at Symphony Hall. Last season an array of guest conductors led the orchestra in a successful season, and this year will bring more of the same: audiences will be treated to a number of the world’s best and brightest talented young maestros. This Friday and Saturday, Andrew Grams returns, after a triumphant 2011 debut, to lead the Phoenix Symphony in Beethoven’s 9th.
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