Will The Arts Return?

Will The Arts Return?
Suzanne Wilson CEO and President of The Phoenix Symphony

A Year Without Live Performance

Can The Arts Heal Us? The State of the Arts Arizona Podcast Has Answers

Tempe, AZ … The pandemic has almost completely deprived us of going in-person to concerts and plays. How available they will be to us once the threat of the virus subsides?

In Episode 4 of the podcast series State of the Arts Arizona  researchers, actors, playwrights, and theater owners share the invaluable role performing arts play in our lives and society. 


        University College London research has found that during a play,  heart rates beat along to the story—with the effect being equivalent to 30 minutes of mild exercise.

      The Phoenix Symphony has not played an official concert since March 2020. Some furloughed musicians have been organizing into small groups to play for food banks and  front line hospital employees.

Who supports The State of the Arts Arizona podcasts? The series is supported by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

 What is Hear Arizona?  Podcasts that address issues and empower the community. Heararizona.org  offers list of resources for each episode.  Podcast available on most platforms and new episodes are announced on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter @heararizona. 


For More Information, ​Photos, Interviews, etc.

Contact: Nancy Dudenhoefer, 480-239-6252

[email protected]

 Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust awarded the resources to launch the Hear Arizona podcast channel through Sun Sounds of Arizona. Sun Sounds provides audio for people who cannot read print due to a disability and is part of the Public Service Division of Rio Salado College which includes public radio stations KJZZ 91.5FM and KBACH 89.5FM.





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