Katy Henriksen

KUAF host of "Of Note", Arts Director and contributor of "Ozarks at Large"

Katy Henriksen is a Fayetteville native who grew up in a musical household. She began violin lessons at age six and later added voice, viola and piano to her musical studies. She was briefly a music major at the University of Arkansas before switching over to print journalism (B.A. '00, M.A. '03) and she's been covering arts and culture ever since, both here in Northwest Arkansas and in New York City, where she lived from 2004 to 2008. 

She's covered arts and culture for the Brooklyn Rail, New Pages, Oxford American, Paste, the Poetry Project Newsletter, Publishers Weekly, Venus Zine, Wondering Sound and others. You may have seen her documentary Rare Edition, about the Dickson Street Bookshop, on AETN. Her favorite violin concerto is Mendelssohn's Concerto in E minor. In addition to joining KUAF as the classical music and arts producer, she's the music editor for The Rumpus, an online cultural magazine based in San Francisco.


Of Note with Katy Henriksen
9:52 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Of Note for Wednesday, September 10: Stravinsky Live

It's rare to catch the entire production of Stravinsky's groundbreaking chamber work "A Soldier's Tale," which includes a narrator and characters on stage alongside the chamber ensemble of bassoon, violin, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, contrabass, and percussion. A faculty ensemble in the UA music department will do just that tonight, paired with a 2013 companion piece by Chicago composer James Stephenson.

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4:33 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Of Note for Tuesday, September 9: A Beloved Piano Concerto From Mozart

Marianna Shirinyan continues her exploration in Mozart on her new recording. Join Tuesday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen for her splendid rendering of Mozart's Piano Concerto 23.

-KUAF Music and Culture
8:56 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Of Note for Thursday, September 4: Minimalism in Concerto Form

Hear minimalism in concerto form when Adele Anthony performs Philip Glass' violin concerto along with the Ulster Orchestra on Thursday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen.

-KUAF Music and Culture
3:55 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Of Note for Friday, August 29: Foss Finds Inspiration From Beethoven

 American composer found inspiration from Beethoven's "Emperor Concerto" when he penned his 2nd piano concerto in the 1950s. Catch it in a performance from Yakov Kasman, piano, and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra conducted by Carl St. Clair in Friday's program.

Of Note with Katy Henriksen
8:53 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Of Note for Tuesday, August 26: Piazzolla Passion

 Astor Piazzolla's  "Histoire du Tango" is a delight performed by Patrick Gallois, flute, and Göran Söllscher, guitar. Catch it on Tuesday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen.

Of Note with Katy Henriksen
9:33 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Of Note for Monday, August 25: Playful Kodaly Peacocks

 A playful Zoltan Kodaly wrote his Peacock Variations based from a Hungarian folk tune called "Fly, Peacock, Fly." Hear the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antal Dorati perform this delightful symphonic piece on Monday's program.

-KUAF Music and Culture
4:30 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Of Note for Friday, August 22: Brilliant Absurd Berg

Alban Berg's chamber concerto for piano, violin and 13 wind instruments proves both absurd and brilliant. Catch the mesmerizing piece performed by pianist Mitsuko Uchida and violinist Christian Tetzlaff and Ensemble Intercontemporain led by Pierre Boulez on Friday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen​. 

Of Note with Katy Henriksen
4:56 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Of Note for Wednesday, August 20: Majestic Trumpet

 Catch Grammy-winning trumpeter George Vosburgh along with the Seattle Symphony conducted by Gerard Schwarz in Haydn's majestic trumpet concerto in E-flat on Wednesday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen.

Of Note with Katy Henriksen
10:56 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Of Note for Tuesday, August 19: Tranquility of Harp & Flute

Nothing says tranquility quite like the pairing of harp and strings, as is the case in Alan Hovhaness's "The Garden of Adonis," a suite for the two instruments inspired by a canto from The Fairie Queen by Edmund Spenser. Catch it on Tuesday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen, which airs 11 to noon on  our main signal and at 6 p.m. on our all classical digital signal, KUAF-2.

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5:26 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Of Note with Katy Henriksen for Friday, August 15: A Landscape, A Symphony

Flemish composer Arthur Meulemans was inspired by his landscape in his "Fir Symphony" with movements named "Moonlit Night - summer haze hangs over the meadows and over the river Demer - four little trees strangely illuminated - horsemen in the night," "The fir trees gently rustling in their mysterious loneliness," "Midnight Dance of gnomes and nymphs," and "The rays of morning light shine on the fir-tress." Catch a recording of this magestic piece on Friday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen.  

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