At age 9, Graham Cohen became the youngest winner of the prestigious Morton Gould ASCAP Young Composer Competition, an honor he has since received three more times. With over a thousand compositions under his belt, Graham is now 15 years old, attending the Juilliard Pre-College Division in New York City, but much of his compositional proving ground was right here in the Valley of the Sun—with his father, conductor Warren Cohen and the Musica Nova Orchestra
World Champion Hoop Dancer Tony Duncan, who will be performing at the 38th Annual Pueblo Grande Indian Market in Phoenix, Dec. 13-14, dropped by the studio for a conversation about the hoop dancing tradition. In this extended interview podcast, Tony, an awarding winning flute player and recording artist, also shares a tune specially fashioned for our K-Bach listeners.
For tonight’s Heart of the Hearts Feature, Sterling Beeaff catches up with Jeff Harris, Founder and Music Director of the Sonoran Desert Chorale, about the upcoming Rejoice and Sing Concerts.
Many of us at K-Bach remember our first concerts fondly, and we are always eager to hear the insights of a new concert goer. We recently caught up with K-Bach listener David Soval about his first time concert experience with The Phoenix Symphony.
In this special extended interview podcast, Jonathan Swartz, Associate Professor Violin at Arizona State University, shares his thoughts with K-Bach's Sterling Beeaff about the opportunities he discovered in Arizona, his passion for teaching, and his upcoming performance with internationally acclaimed pianist, and wife, Wendy Chen.