Former Tuberculosis Site Has New Life

Nov 19, 2012
Christina Karnatz

Patients at the Booneville Human Development Center have an important job to do. They make rugs as part of the center's Rugs Project, which brought in more than $8,000 through craft fair sales just last month.

In Madison County there’s a place called “Negro Mountain.” No blacks live there now, but it was, in the 1860s, settled by Ozark African Americans. All of them and their descendants are gone now—except for one individual. We take you to meet the last living African American resident of Madison County

UA music professor Jim Greeson recently released a documentary on Arkansas-born avant garde classical composer Conlon Nancarrow. Greeson discusses Nancarrow's influences, including Henry Cowell, J.S. Bach, and Stravinsky with host Katy Henriksen. They also discuss the philosophy of rhythm as harmony and the importance of counterpoint to Cowell's player piano compositions. For more of the discussion between Greeson and Henriksen, visit this "Ozarks at Large" archive.

The Fort Smith Symphony begins its new season with a performance of Gustav Holst's "The Planets." Of Note's Katy Henriksen discusses the program with Fort Smith Symphony music director John Jeter.

The String Coalition, a strings education cooperative from the Arkansas Philharmonic and the University of Arkansas Community School, added new faculty, including bassist Michael Montgomery. Montgomery along with instructor Holly Smardo discuss the coalition and the importance of music education with host Katy Henriksen.

Tonight is the last KUAF Fulbright Chamber music concert of the season. Festival organizer and cellist Stephen Gates discusses the program along with featured guest performer Geoffrey Robson, of Trio Arkansas.

The third KUAF Fulbright Summer Chamber Music concert of the season features Brahms and Prokofiev. Professor Stephen Gates, cellist for the ensemble, talks to Katy Henriksen about these works. 

Rogers native Atticus Mulkey, a violinist studying at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, is in Northwest Arkansas to raise money to get to the Aspen Music Festival. He speaks to Katy Henriksen about why classical music is important and how he plans to raise the funds to get to Aspen.

German pianist and composer Ratko Delorko was a visiting professor at the University of Arkansas's music department this past winter. Delorko stopped by the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio for a performance of both classical and original compositions.

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas performs Mahler's Adagietto from his 5th symphony and Beethoven's 9th for its April concert. Director Paul Haas discusses the program with host Katy Henriksen.

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