KBAQ Heart of the Arts

This weekend, it’s a new chapter for the Phoenix Symphony: Music Director Tito Muñoz officially takes the reigns, and launches the 2014-1015 Season with Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. A few months ago, K-BACH’s Sterling Beeaff had a great chat with Tito immediately following the official announcement of his new position with the orchestra.
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The Scottsdale Cultural Council has appointed Neale Perl as its new president and CEO. Perl is the president emeritus of D.C.-based Washington Performing Arts, where he served as president and CEO from 2002 to 2013. K-Bach’s Sterling Beeaff chatted with Neale about his background, as both cellist and arts administrator, and his new role with the Scottsdale Cultural Council .
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The 2014 Red Rocks Music Festival celebrates The Magnificent Blend of Voice and Strings this August 28 through 31, with a series of concerts at the Arizona Opera Center in downtown Phoenix, and at the Sedona Creative Life Center. K-BACH’s Sterling Beeaff caught up with festival artist, soprano Arianna Wyatt.
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This August the Grand Canyon Music Festival's Native American Composer Apprenticeship program is celebrating 10 years of music making. String quartet ETHEL has been the ensemble-in-residence for the program from its inception.
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14-year-old Sade Moore was given an opportunity this year: a program at her school called “Heroic Journey” -so without formal classical training Sade chose to write a piece of instrumental music. She saw the program as an opportunity to challenge herself and stretch her abilities and her imagination.
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