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True Concord Voices and Orchestra to be featured in state-wide live broadcast on March 26

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Arizona PBS partners with Classical KBACH, Arizona Public Media Classical 90.5, and Arizona Public Radio Classical KNAU-FM for a live broadcast of Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, presented by True Concord Voices and Orchestra.

Stream the broadcast at 3 p.m. on Sunday March 26.

Central Sound at Arizona PBS is partnering with Classical KBACH (Phoenix), Arizona Public Media Classical 90.5 (Tucson), and Arizona Public Radio Classical KNAU (Flagstaff) for a live broadcast of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, also known as The All-Night Vigil, presented by Grammy and Emmy Honored True Concord Voices and Orchestra, Sunday March 26 at 3:00 PM at Catalina Foothills H.S. Music Hall.

Wrapping up their 2022-2023 season entitled Out of This World, True Concord continues to bring Arizona concertgoers incredible performances of monumental choral works both old and new.  The ensemble will perform the fifteen movement a capella work Всенощное бдение (All-Night Vigil) made up of settings of texts from the Russian Orthodox All-Night vigil service.  Widely praised as one of Rachmaninoff’s best works, this choral composition was first performed almost exactly one hundred and eight years ago and is just over an hour in length and these True Concord performances celebrate Rachmaninoff’s 150th birthday, joining musical ensembles worldwide. The concert will open with the Ukrainian National Anthem honoring Rachmaninoff’s longtime connection to Kyiv. The live broadcast concludes True Concord’s three performances of the work being held in Green Valley and Tucson.  More info about True Concord including access to video concerts at https://www.trueconcord.org/

This broadcast is the first classical music live broadcast to be carried by all classical public radio stations in the state of Arizona.  It will be broadcast live on DTV 8.5 Classical Arizona PBS, 89.5 Classical KBACH, Arizona Public Media KUAT Classical 90.5, and Arizona Public Radio Classical KNAU.  It will also be available via a high-quality web stream for up to 150 listeners at https://azpbs.org/liveclassical

True Concord’s founding Music Director Eric Holtan noted, “This broadcast represents True Concord’s first-ever live broadcast. We are proud to be partnering with our friends to make it happen statewide, a sort of “virtual tour” for us.”

Arizona PBS General Manager Adrienne Fairwell said, “The mission of Arizona PBS is to create connections in our communities. Through this broadcast we are proud to bring the artistry of these talented Arizona musicians to audiences across the state.”

Engineered by the Emmy and New York Festival Radio Award-Winning team from Central Sound at Arizona PBS, the broadcast will be presented in DTS Neural Surround(™), whereas listeners can enjoy the broadcast in surround using a home theater surround receiver or automobile that supports the format. Many receivers and automobiles sold in recent years have DTS Neural Surround (included as part of DTS Neural:X in today’s latest receivers).  Simply engage the decoder to enjoy the performance in surround!  If your receiver does not have the DTS Neural surround decoder, you can use the DTS Neo:6, Dolby Pro-logic II, or similar decoders that come standard in most home receivers. Info at https://azpbs.org/dts

For more information on Classical Arizona PBS, visit www.azpbs.org/classical

About Central Sound at Arizona PBS

Central Sound at Arizona PBS is dedicated to capturing classical and acoustic music performances of the highest professional caliber, taking special care to preserve the authenticity of the experience. As an award-winning premier provider of audio-media services, Central Sound is committed to serving as a central hub for notable musical events in the community, bringing concerts of internationally acclaimed artists, performances by leading ASU faculty and the next generation of young musicians to thousands of listeners. Striving for that quintessential sound, we produce numerous programs for local and national broadcast, including the airwaves of K-BACH, Classical KNAU, Classical Arizona PBS, the Classical Arizona PBS mobile app, as well as exceptional television audio, featured on Arizona PBS and beyond.

Arizona PBS, one of the nation’s largest and leading public media organizations, delivers in-depth programming on news and public affairs, science, arts and culture, plus dedicated children’s programming, to 1.9 million households and 4.8 million people, reaching 80 percent of the homes in Arizona. On air, online and in the community, Arizona PBS brings its trusted brand of storytelling to Arizonans via four broadcast TV channels and its arizonapbs.org website. The station, which started in 1961, is operated by Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

About True Concord Voices & Orchestra

Tucson’s only GRAMMY®- AND EMMY-HONORED ensemble, True Concord Voices & Orchestra thrills audiences in live performance and over international radio waves. True Concord’s innovative programming fuses the best professional voices and instrumentalists from across the country.

True Concord is committed to creating experiences that move, enrich and inspire, through celebrated masterworks and music of some of today’s most notable composers — performed in small, acoustically excellent concert halls and churches.

Known for adventurous collaborations, True Concord creates ambitious and unique partnerships with some of the finest arts organizations in culturally rich southern Arizona. Past collaborative partners have included Tucson Girls Chorus,  Arizona Early Music Society, Artifact Dance Project, Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, UA Dance, Arizona Choir, Biosphere 2 and ENR2, and The University of Arizona Poetry Center. In addition to notable partnerships, True Concord works with nationally and internationally-known soloists of the highest caliber, including John de Lancie, Richard Paul Fink, Kelley O’Connor, Susanna Phillips,  Morris Robinson, Jubilant Skyes and Corinne Winters. 

The True Concord experience is not only about highly polished, professional performances. It’s about the synergy between audience and performers that keeps loyal subscribers coming back year after year. Now in its 19th season, many audience members have been with True Concord since its beginning. A lot has changed since then, but audiences can continue to count on a commitment to excellence and plenty of creativity — with a few surprises thrown in.  

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