Broadcast Series

Throughout the 2015/16 Season, The Phoenix Symphony partners with Central Sound at Arizona PBS, to record all of the concerts in the Classics Series for a 12-week radio broadcast series. The series will air on 89.5 FM KBAQ (Phoenix) and KNAU-FM - Arizona Public Radio via their classical music network (88.7 FM and 92.3 FM in Flagstaff, 89.3 FM in Kingman, 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 "Classical Arizona PBS" Digital TV channel 8.4.  DTV 8.4 is a simulcast of KBAQ with pictures from Capture My Arizona which can be heard/viewed throughout Central and Northern Arizona. 

Phoenix Symphony broadcasts can be heard every Monday at 7:00 pm from March 21st until June 6th, which include interview segments with Phoenix Symphony guest artists and conductors.  Immediately following each broadcast is a "Meet the Phoenix Symphony" segment, highlighting members of the symphony.  "Meet the Phoenix Symphony" segments can also be heard anytime via the "Classical Arizona PBS" mobile app available from the App Store and Google Play. 


2016 K-BACH / KNAU / KAET Digital Channel 8.4 Broadcast Series Schedule:

  • Monday, March 21, 2016
    Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48
    Vaughn WilliamsMagnificat
    BrahmsSchicksalslied (Song of Destiny), Op. 54
    KodalyPsalmus hungaricus, Op. 13
    Tito Muñoz, conductor
    Phoenix Boys Choir
  • Monday, March 28, 2016
    Adam SchoenbergFinding Rothko
    Bruch – Concerto No. 1 in G minor for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 26 [Schmidt]
    Mahler – Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Titan)
    Tito Muñoz, conductor
    Giora Schmidt, violin
  • Monday, April 4, 2016
    Adam SchoenbergAmerican Symphony
    Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”
    Tito Muñoz, conductor
    Andrea Shokery, soprano / Beth Lytwynec, mezzo soprano / Kevin Ray, tenor /  Kevin Deas, bass baritone / The Phoenix Symphony Chorus                                                                       
  • Monday, April 11, 2016
    – Overture to La forza del destino
    Hagan – Symphony No. 5
    RespighiFontane di Roma, Pini di Roma
    Michael Christie, conductor
    Victoria Vargos, mezzo soprano
  • Monday, April 18, 2016
    BrahmsAcademic Festival Overture, Op. 80 [Kasper]
    Stravinsky – Concerto in D Major for Violin & Orchestra [Cho]
    Brahms – Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
    Tito Muñoz, conductor
    Matthew Kasper, conductor
    Jinjoo Cho, violin
  • Monday, April 25, 2016
    Mozart – Overture to Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492
    Mozart – Concerto No. 20 in D minor for Piano & Orchestra, K. 466 [Wosner]
    MozartEine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 in G Major), K. 525
    Mozart – Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543
    Tito Muñoz, conductor
    Shai Wosner, piano                               
  • Monday, May 2, 2016
    Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
    Tito Muñoz, conductor
    Ah Young Hong, soprano
    The Phoenix Symphony Chorus
  • Monday, May 9, 2016
    – Overture to Le Corsaire, Op. 21
    Saint-Saens – Concerto No. 2 in G minor for Piano & Orchestra, Op.22
    RavelMa Mere l’Oye (Mother Goose), Boléro
    Andrew Grams, conductor
    Pascal Rogé, piano
  • Monday, May 16, 2016
    GinasteraVariaciones concertantes, Op. 23
    Haydn – Mass No. 11 in D minor, “Nelsonmesse” (Lord Nelson Mass)
    Tito Muñoz, conductor
    The Phoenix Symphony Chorus
  • Monday, May 23, 2016
    Mazzoli River Rouge Transfiguration
    BernsteinSerenade (After Plato’s Symposium) [Koh]
    Sibelius – Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
    Tito Muñoz, conductor
    Jennifer Koh, violin
  • Monday, May 30, 2016
    Ades – Dances from Powder Her Face
    Rachmaninoff – Concerto No. 2 in C minor for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 18 [Filjak]
    Dvořák – Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
    Tito Muñoz, conductor
    Martina Filjak, piano      
  • Monday, June 6, 2016
    Stravinsky - Scherzo a la Russe
    Shostakovich – Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107 [Peled]
    Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
    Teddy Abrams, conductor
    Amit Peled, cello

The recording and production process is made possible in part by equipment provided by DTS, Incorporated. Broadcasts are 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 best seat of the Symphony Hall directly to listeners.  More information available at