The KUAF Fulbright Chamber Music Festival continues Thursday with a sextet from Brahms and Schönberg's "Verklerte Nacht." Two members of the ensemble--Little Rock musicians David Gertstein, cello, and Geoffrey Robson, violin--stop by the studio to discuss the program.

The KUAF Fulbright Chamber Music Festival continues tonight with Debussy's lush string quartet and a divertimento for string trio from Mozart. Stephen Gates, festival organizer and cellist, and Er-Gene Kahng, violinist, stop by to discuss the night's repertoire and explore the divertimento form.

The second KUAF Fulbright Summer Chamber Music Festival concert of the season features the viola, which Stephen Gates describes as the heavy cream of stringed instruments. Gates, cellist and festival organizer discusses the Mozart quintet the ensemble will perform tomorrow night, as well as all things viola.

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas concludes its second season with a John Williams Tribute concert this weekend. Music Director Paul Haas stops by to explain why Williams is "the Wagner for the modern era" and what's to come next season.

Many folks might not know that Samuel Barber's famed Adagio for Strings was taken from his String Quartet, op. 11. That work, plus Dvorak's "American" quartet and Ginastera's "Impresiones de la Puna" are on the program to kick of the first concert of the KUAF Fulbright Summer Chamber Music Festival. Stephen Gates, festival organizer and cellist, stops by to discuss the program, which takes place 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Great Hall in Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 

The Fort Smith Symphony's concert this weekend explores the "Musical Magic of John Williams." John Jeter, music director of the symphony, stops by KUAF to discuss all things John Williams.

German pianist and composer Ratko Delorko stops in to play and talk George Gershwin ahead of his concert tonight at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Building at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Watch the video produced by Ratko Delorko from his visit:

Violinist and music professor for the University of Arkansas Er-Gene Khang discusses the allure of Mendelssohn's lesser known violin concert in D minor, which he wrote as a teen. Khang performs the concerto with the Fort Smith Symphony Saturday night as part of their Evening Serenade program.

Music Director John Jeter of the Fort Smith Symphony discusses Handel's Water Music, Brahms 1st Serenade, and Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in D minor, which consist of this Saturday's Evening Serenade concert Saturday evening at the Arkansas Best Corporation Performing Arts Center in Fort Smith.

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Jonesboro is marking a grim anniversary March 24 — 20 years ago two children shot and killed five people outside Westside Middle School. 

The shootings occurred 13 months before the massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado  that is often called the seminal tragedy in a subcategory of mass shootings that take place at America's schools. 

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