Arizona Pro Arte, formerly the Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, had a very busy, and so far successful, first season. The newly dubbed orchestra, under the helm of artistic director and conductor, Timothy Verville, strives to provide the valley with Bach, Beethoven and beyond: concerts infused with a vigorous dose of collaboration often utilizing visual arts: film, painting and real time computer visualizations. March 22 & 24, the spirit of innovation and collaboration continued, as Az Pro Arte explored loss and redemption.
Trumpet Virtuoso and ASU Regents Professor David Hickman remembers legendary soloist Rafael Mendez
KBAQ's Sterling Beeaff is joined by Gordon Stevenson, music director of St. Mary's Basilica, to discuss the resurgence of classical music in local catholic churches,describes the Basilica's new pipe organ and March 11's Lenten Meditation Concert, featuring Sergio Militello, principal organist of the great cathedral in Florence, Italy.
In this week's KBAQ Heart of the Arts Feature, Sterling Beeaff has a conversation with Adreas Delfs, Conductor Laureate of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He joined Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and the Phoenix Symphony February 7 and 9th for a concert of Bach, Brahms and Barber.