Symphony Performance Broadcast Series Continues March 16


Music Director Tito Muñoz’s inaugural night with the Phoenix Symphony will be captured and broadcast by Central Sound at Eight.  Photo courtesy of The Phoenix Symphony.

Music Director Tito Muñoz and the Phoenix Symphony’s performances will be captured and broadcast by Central Sound at Eight. Photo by Jared Platt Photography; courtesy of The Phoenix Symphony.

The Phoenix Symphony, in partnership with Central Sound at Eight, continues its broadcast series that airs throughout Central and Northern Arizona, tonight at 7pm with Tito Muñoz conducting an evening of American orchestral works, featuring breakthrough Australian saxophonist Amy Dickson. Programming for Monday, March 16, includes:

Gould – Spirituals
Williams – “Escapades” from Catch Me If You Can
Higdon – Soprano Sax Concerto
Copland – Suite from “Appalachian Spring”

For the second consecutive season, Central Sound at Eight, a part of Arizona PBS, has been recording The Phoenix Symphony’s Classic Series concerts as well as other notable events throughout the season. These performances will be aired throughout the Phoenix metro area on 89.5 KBAQ-FM. The broadcast series will also be available throughout Northern Arizona on KNAU-FM, Arizona Public Radio via its Classical Music Network, which includes: 88.7 FM and 92.3 FM in Flagstaff; 89.3 FM in Kingman; 90.7 FM in Show Low; 93.5 FM in Payson; 102.5 FM in Cottonwood and the Verde Valley; 105.3 FM in Vernon/Concho and 106.1 FM in Prescott. The broadcast series will also be simulcast on KAET’s “Eight Classical” digital TV channel 8.4, a real-time digital TV re-broadcast of 89.5 FM, which can be heard/viewed through the state and features award-winning images from Capture My Arizona. Details for receiving Eight Classical are available at http://www.azpbs.org/reception.php.

“The partnership between Central Sound at Eight and The Phoenix Symphony gives Arizonans who can’t attend our concerts the opportunity to hear the amazing virtuosity of our musicians,” Jim Ward, president and CEO of The Phoenix Symphony, says.  “We are very grateful for this relationship, and look forward to continuing it in our 2015-16 Season.”

The Phoenix Symphony 2014-15 broadcast series premiered Monday, March 9, and continues every Monday at 7pm until June 1. For additional information, visit www.azpbs.org/centralsound.

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