Violinist Elmira Darvarova, after 24 years with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, as former concertmaster and the first female concertmaster in the MET’s history, is once again gracing concert halls as a soloist. She’ll be making two Arizona appearances this month as she returns August 23 & 24th to perform with the Red Rocks Music Festival, in “FROM BACH TO BLUES”, an eclectic recital program that includes several world premieres-all for unaccompanied violin.
The families that live in Cateura, Paraguay make their living by recycling trash and selling it. In 2006, Visionary teacher Flavio Chavez decided to start a music program for the children in the area. With no funds or means, he, along with community members, turned to the resources at hand- and decided to build instruments from trash. Seven years later, the children of Cateura have a thriving music school and a youth orchestra that performs internationally. This week, The Recycled Orchestra makes their US debut at the MIM.
The Arizona Repertory Orchestra, founded in 2006, has evolved from a sightreading session group to a full symphony orchestra that is now sharing free concerts with the Valley. K-Bach's Jane Hilton catches up with Arizona Repertory Orchestra’s Director, Eric Broomfield.
We received a generous letter in the mail from a group of dedicated artists –all members of the Arizona Artist Guilld: "Dear KBAQ---KBACH is our listening pleasure during the life drawing sessions- allowing our personal muse to come through for creative and spontaneous drawing activity.” Well, as it turns out, the artists weren’t the only ones who found K-Bach’s classical music inspiring.
Just when you thought that live classical music had dried up in the Valley of the Sun there’s a summer series taking place at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Arizona Pro Arte has the second of it’s summer Chamber orchestra programs this Saturday evening.