Most of our local orchestras close shop for the summer. Yet, for the second consecutive summer, Az Pro Arte is braving the heat and presenting, not one, but three, classical programs, at the Tempe Center for the Arts.
For the past sixty five years, hundreds of young music students have flocked to the cool pines of Flagstaff for a refreshing retreat: the Curry Summer Music Camp at NAU. Highlights of this year’s camp experience include a collaborative Independence Day performance with the Flagstaff Symphony.
About 7 years ago, New York pianist and teacher Simone Dinnerstein took a leap of faith. She herself raised the money to have her performance of Bach’s goldberg variations recorded on a major record label. The gamble paid off, and during its first week of commercial release, the recording was at No.1 on the Billboard classical music CD sales chart. From there, Simone’s career took off like wildfire, and she’s had several more successful recordings. Just this year, she released another Bach CD—this time of Inventions and Sinfonias on Sony Classical. K-Bach's Janine Miller catches up with Simone about her passion for Bach and education.
The Most of Lit Lounge, 7pm, June 26th, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, includes performances by storyteller and Moth Grand Slam winner Jessica Lee Williamson, award-winning author Dani Klein Modisett, award-winning playwright Kim Porter, Tempe's own "Where are all the Buffalo?", and more. SMoCA program coordinator and Lit Lounge Producer, Tania Katan, chats with featured performer, comedian and author, Dani Klein Modisett.
Writer, Humorist & Activist: The multi-talented Tania Katan makes the most of her arsenal of skills as program coordinator at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. K-Bach's Sterling Beeaff chats with Tania about SMoCA's upcoming Most of Lit Lounge.