The Phoenix Symphony and Principal Guest Conductor JoAnn Falletta welcome harpist Yolanda Kondonassis this week. The concert includes Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, the familiar Rumanian Rhapsody by Georges Enesco and a concerto Ms. Kondonassis is touring with this season – the less familiar harp concerto by the Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera. K-Bach's Sterling Beeaff sat down with Maestra Falletta to talk about the program.
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This Saturday, January 4th, 7:30PM, the Oracle Piano Society and Friends of the Tempe Center for the Arts will present the younger Paul Harvey’s “Picture Rachmaninoff” at Tempe Center for the Arts. 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. K-Bach's Sterling Beeaff catches up with Paul Harvey Jr.
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…
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…