KBAQ Heart of the Arts

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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The mission of the Arizona Bach Festival is close to our hearts: Inspire, educate, preserve, and elevate the appreciation of Bach.This Sunday, September 15th at 3pm, Dr. James Gerber, organist and scholar, presents “Bach-Instruments Old and New", at the Burton Barr Library in downtown Phoenix.
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Yuki and Tomoko Mack
The award-winning piano duo, Yuki and Tomoko Mack, return to Arizona for performances with the 2013 Red Rocks Music Festival, September 7 & 8. K-Bach's Jane Hilton chatted with the sisters about their upcoming program.
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Image courtesy of Catalyst Quartet
This month the Grand Canyon Music Festival celebrates 30 years with a great roster of concerts including ETHEL, The Native American Composers Apprentice Project, and the up and coming Catalyst Quartet.
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Catalin Rotaru balances a busy international performing schedule with his teaching duties at Arizona State University's School of Music. This Saturday evening, 7:30pm, August 24th, local audiences will have a chance to enjoy the great bass virtuoso as he performs Haydn's Cello Concerto in C with the Arizona Pro Arte Orchestra at the Tempe Center for the Arts. -Sterling Beeaff
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