PHOENIX -- Central Sound at Eight, as part of its commitment as the central hub for notable music events in Phoenix and Arizona, is airing four holiday programs in partnership with KBAQ 89.5 FM and on Eight Classical, digital TV channel 8.4. All four programs are part of Central Sound’s weekly series “Southwest Season Ticket” and “ASU in Concert” that air at 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings respectively, exclusively on KBAQ-FM 89.5 FM, online at and on Eight KAET-TV Digital Channel 8.4.

Canadian Brass in concert on “Southwest Season Ticket” Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. on KBAQ and Eight Classic 8.4. The holiday programming begins on Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. as special guests The Romero Guitar Quartet (, known as the “The Royal Family of the Guitar,” fill the air with Christmas classics, and the evening will be rounded out with local performances from the Phoenix Children’s Chorus (, the Phoenix Girls Chorus ( and other local ensembles.

On Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. on “Southwest Season Ticket,” Canadian Brass performs a special holiday program at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, featuring a variety of holiday standards, including:

“Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming”

“O Tannenbaum”

“Christmas Time Is Here”

“Frosty the Snowman”

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

Also featured this holiday season are two “ASU in Concert” holiday programs, airing on Thursdays at 8 p.m., Dec. 18 and 25. These broadcast events highlight holiday music from Arizona State University’s School of Music choral ensembles, ASU Symphony Orchestra, and the ASU Organ Department.

CENTRAL SOUND at EIGHT (, a part of KAET / 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 a premier provider of audio 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, Central Sound produces numerous programs for broadcast on the airwaves of KBAQ-FM, as well as exceptional television audio, featured on Eight, Arizona PBS and beyond.

Eight, Arizona PBS is a trusted community resource. For over 52 years, the PBS station has focused on educating children, reporting in-depth on public affairs, fostering lifelong learning and celebrating arts and culture. Eight achieves its mission through the power of non-commercial television, the Internet, educational outreach and community-based initiatives. Its signal reaches 80 percent of the homes in Arizona. With more than 1 million viewers weekly, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. For more information, visit

Eight is a member-supported community service of Arizona State University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.   back...

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