Broadcast Series

Throughout the 2014/15 Season, The Phoenix Symphony partners with Central Sound at EIGHT, a part of Arizona PBS, to record all of the concerts in the Classics Series, one Pops program and the Bösendorfer Piano Competition for a 13-week radio broadcast series. The series will air on 89.5 FM K-BACH (Phoenix) and KNAU - Arizona Public Radio via their classical music network (88.7 FM and 92.3 FM in Flagstaff, 89.3 FM in Kingman http://www.capturemyarizona.com/, 102.5 FM in Cottonwood and the Verde Valley, 93.5 FM in Payson, 90.7 FM Show Low, 106.1 FM Prescott and 105.3 FM Vernon/Concho). The broadcast series will also be simulcast on KAET's "Eight Classical" digital TV channel 8.4 (channel 8.4 is a real-time digital TV re-broadcast of 89.5 FM with pictures from Capture My Arizona) which can be heard/viewed through the state.

These pre-recorded concerts are broadcast every Monday at 7:00 pm from March 9th until early June 2015, featuring interviews with Phoenix Symphony guest artists and conductors.

2105 K-BACH / KNAU / KAET Digital Channel 8.4 Broadcast Series Schedule:


  • Monday, March 9, 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Opening Night, Tito Muñoz Conducts Carmina Burana 
    Stravinsky - Suite from The Firebird (1919 version)
    Orff - Carmina Burana (Songs of Beuern)
    Tito Muñoz, conductor  
    Mary MacKenzie, soprano / Christopher Pfund, tenor / Corey McKern, baritone
  • Monday, March 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Appalachian Spring 
    Gould - Spirituals
    Higdon - Soprano Sax Concerto 
    John Williams - "Escapades" from Catch Me If You Can
    Copland - Suit from Appalachian Spring 
    Tito Muñoz, conductor 
    Amy Dickinson, soprano & alto saxophone  
  • Monday, March 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6
    Rossini - Overture to L’italiana in Algeri
    Mozart - Concerto No. 5 in A Major for Violin & Orchestra, K. 219, (Turkish)
    Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, (Pathétique) 
    Tito Muñoz, conductor 
    Steven Moeckel, violin
  • Monday, March 30, 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Beethoven and Brahms
    Beethoven - Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
    Brahms - Concerto No. 1 in D minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 15
    Michael Christie, conductor 
    William Wolfram, piano
  • Monday, April 6, 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 “New World Symphony”
    Borodin - Overture to Prince Igor
    Prokofiev - Concerto No. 1 in D Major for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 19
    Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, (From the New World)
    JoAnn Falletta, conductor 
    Chloë Hanslip, violin
  • Monday, April 13, 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony Conducted by James Judd
    Britten - Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
    Grieg - Concerto in A minor for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 16
    Mozart - Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter"
    James Judd, conductor 
    Sean Chen, piano
  • Monday, April 20, 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2
    Shostakovich - Festive Overture, Op. 96
    Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 16
    Brahms - Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90
    James Feddeck, conductor
    Vadym Kholodenko, piano (Van Cliburn Gold Medalist)
  • Monday, April 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 Performed by Jennifer Frautschi
    Shostakovich - Selections from The Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a
    Prokofiev - Concerto No. 2 in G minor for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 63
    Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
    JoAnn Fallettaconductor
    Jennifer Frautschi, violin
  • Monday, May 4, 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5
    Grieg - Selections from Peer Gynt
    Nielsen - Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
    Sibelius - Spring Song, Op.16
    Sibelius - Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82
    Michael Christie, conductor 
    Viviana Cumplido, flute
  • Monday, May 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Barber’s Cello Concerto
    Revueltas - Suite from Redes
    Barber - Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 22
    Schumann - Symphony No. 2 in C Major
    Mischa Santora, conductor
    Christian Poltera, cello
  • Monday, May 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony, No. 4
    Webern - Im Sommerwind
    Chopin - Concerto No. 1 in E minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 11
    Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 in A Major (Italian)
    Tito Muñoz, conductor
    Louis Lortie, piano
  • Monday, May 25, 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and More
    Program TBD
    Emil de Cou, conductor
    Eric Zuber, piano
    Kate Baldwin, vocalist 
  • Monday, June 1, 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Mozart’s Symphony No. 40
    Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 3, op. 726
    Guilmant - Symphony No. 1 for Organ & Orchestra in D minor, op. 92
    Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
    Tito Muñoz, conductor
    Paul Jacobs, organ


The recording and production process is made possible in part by equipment provided by Sennheiser and DTS, Incorporated. Most of the broadcasts will be presented in DTS Neural Surround™. This technology enables the broadcast team to deliver the performances in immersive surround sound, bringing the experience of sitting in the front row of the Symphony Hall directly to listeners, from the comfort of their living room or automobile.