Congrats to our Artistic Partners on EMMY Nominations

Kosiorek and Runestad Are Recognized for Production and CompositionTrue Concord Provides Performing ForcesAwards to be Presented October 1, 2022Enjoy excerpts below of the Emmy-Nominated Programs

Founding Music Director Eric Holtan congratulates Recording Engineer Alex Kosiorek and composer Jake Runestad for their 2022 Rocky Mountain Emmy Nominations. Holtan said, “Great concerts are the result of great efforts of many – staff, Board members and donors, audience, volunteers and, of course, artists. It is particularly rewarding when these efforts are recognized beyond the concert hall. Alex and Jake, so admired in their fields, are most deserving and the entire True Concord family is proud of our affiliation with them.”

The nominations resulted from two True Concord programs: the spring 2021 chamber version of Orff’s popular Carmina Burana and the February 2022 world premiere performances of Runestad’s Earth Symphony (“Choral”) with libretto by Todd Boss. The Orff was recorded in sessions at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale, the Runestad in live recordings at Catalina Foothills High School Concert Hall.

Kosiorek and his team at Central Sound at Arizona PBS are nominated in the Audio Live or Post Produced Category for the Orff and the Runestad/Vivaldi. Runestad is nominated in the Musical Composition/Arrangement Category for Earth Symphony (“Choral”) (True Concord sends kudos to its artistic and funding partner Tucson Desert Song Festival for Jake Heggie’s nomination in the same category for What I Miss Most, written for his friend Jamie Barton – we hope both Jakes win).


Earth Symphony (“Choral”) is a True Concord commission, a work recognizing the dangers and opportunities for awareness of nature and climate change and was paired with the first climate work, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. This program had an instantaneous “hit” status with standing ovations at all three performances and allowed for new and invigorating collaborations with Biosphere 2, Manzo Elementary School and UA’s Community Gardens Program.

Holtan noted that, “The Emmys are somewhat vicarious for us at True Concord – the statuettes, of course, would go to Alex and Jake! But we also laud True Concord’s dedicated artists that make these performances and recordings happen at all. In many ways, these nominations reveal that which is most important in True Concord’s mission – the celebration of new work and classic work by providing both to live audiences and through recordings, throughout Arizona, the country and the world.” “Although we don’t do what we do for awards and accolades, I’m thrilled to see our Central Sound team recognized for their hard work,” said Adrienne R. Fairwell, General Manager of Arizona PBS. “I’d also like to thank True Concord for being such a terrific partner. Without their contributions, the high-quality music performances featured on Classical Arizona PBS – and, specifically, these nominated programs – would not be possible.”

45th Annual Rocky Mountain Emmy Award Nominations 2022

45th Annual Rocky Mountain Emmy Award Nominations 2022

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana
Arizona PBS – True Concord Voices and Orchestra
Alex Kosiorek, Melanie Montgomery

From Edge to Hope
Arizona PBS – True Concord Voices and Orchestra
Alex Kosiorek, David Angell, Alvaro Morello

From Edge to Hope – Jake Runestad:  Earth Symphony (“Choral”) – World Premiere
Jake Runestad

2020-21 True Concord Season
(dubbed the “Bubble Season” implementing Covid protocols that allowed for live shows)
ORFF Carmina Burana (chamber version)
Performances:  Green Valley’s Valley Presbyterian Church, Kiva Patio of the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Recorded at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale

2021/22 True Concord Season
Ukrainian National Anthem (in sympathy with the people of Ukraine)
VIVALDI The Four Seasons – Soloists from the Orchestra
RUNESTAD/BOSS Earth Symphony (“Choral”) – world premiere, True Concord commission
Performances:  Green Valley’s Valley Presbyterian Church, Catalina Foothills High School Concert Hall
Recorded at Catalina Foothills High School Concert Hall, Tucson

About Central SoundCentral Sound at Arizona PBS is an award-winning premier provider of audio-media services, dedicated to capturing classical and acoustic music performances of the highest professional caliber, taking special care to preserve the authenticity of the experience. Central Sound is committed to serving as a central hub for notable musical events in the community, bringing concerts of local premier ensembles, internationally acclaimed artists, as well as the next generation of musicians to thousands of listeners. Striving for that quintessential sound, Central Sound produces numerous programs for local and national broadcast, heard regularly on-air on DTV 8.5 (Phoenix) Classical Arizona PBS, 89.5 KBACH (KBAQ-FM Phoenix), and KNAU-FM (Flagstaff); as well as online at and via the Classical Arizona PBS mobile app.

About Arizona PBSArizona PBS is one of the nation’s leading public media organizations, with four broadcast channels and a growing array of digital platforms. A trusted community resource for 60 years, Arizona PBS fosters lifelong learning through quality programming, in-depth news coverage and critical educational outreach services. It is one of the country’s largest public television stations, reaching 80 percent of Arizona homes and 1.9 million households each week. Arizona PBS has been part of ASU since the station launched in 1961. Learn more at


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