In 2006 a quiet uprising began in a San Francisco café…a group of musicians banded under the banner of Beethoven, Haydn and Shostakovich with one goal in mind: break down the traditional barriers of classical music and make it truly accessible: essentially, bring music to the people.
Friday, April 12, 7:30pm, the Juilliard String Quartet presented a concert of Stravinsky, Janacek and Beethoven at the Katzin Concert Hall. The prolific quartet has spent the past season as the ASU Herberger Institute’s School of Music Visiting Quartet in Residence, providing ASU string players the “greatest educational chamber music experience possible.”
Young voices from the Phoenix area on 89.5 K-Bach! April 14th’s From the Top program at 7:00pm was recorded live at the Mesa Arts Center on February 19th. Performers from the Valley of the Sun included the Phoenix Children’s Chorus, which has members ranging from eight to eighteen years of age. The Phoenix Children's Chorus has grown from one group of just 35 members, to its current seven choirs, with over 300 children.
"Classical music plays a large part in my process when I write screenplays"...Catching up with Filmmaker Sarah Lofti
The 13th Annual Phoenix Film Festival ran April 4 -11 at the Harkins 101, 7000 E. Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix. The festival annually screens more than 150 films; this year’s offerings included four feature films making their world premieres. K-BACH's Janine Miller, mid-day host and self described film-lover, caught up with 24 year old filmmaker, Sarah Lofti, about her film, "Menschen", which screened April 6th & 7th.
For more than 30 years, Valley audiences have delighted in Jeffrey Siegel's Keyboard Conversations: entertaining and informative concerts with commentary.. Tuesday, April 2nd, 7:30pm, the pianist performed Exhilarating Dance Music … for the Ears! at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. K-BACH's Sterling Beeaff chatted with Jeffrey about the concert.