KBAQ Heart of the Arts

The Chandler Symphony has grown a lot in the past 22 years: first as an orchestra at Mesa Community College, then as the San Marcos Symphony, and then in 2006, the Chandler Symphony, serving over 10,000 patrons a year. K-Bach's Janine Miller catches up with Jack Herriman, music director, and Alex Zheng, associate conductor.
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Pianist Conrad Tao will be playing Sunday evening at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. The 20 year old has been impressing audiences, critics and winning praise from everywhere. The Presidential Arts Scholar and Gilmore Young Artist has been building his career while attending Columbia University AND Julliard.
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The "West's Most Western Town" unveils a new point of pride: Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West. K-Bach's Jane Hilton caught up with Curator Tricia Loscher.
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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
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Tony Duncan and Sterling Beeaff
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.
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