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.

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12:14 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Happy Holiday Programming from KUAF

We here at KUAF wish you the happiest of holidays and have these special holiday program offerings to share with you in this season of cheer- all broadcast from 11 to noon here on your public radio station.

Tune in Friday, Dec. 19, for "Chanukah in Story and Song" hosted by Leonard Nimoy and featuring the Western Wind for Ladino songs of Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe and modern Israeli tunes.

Go baroque in "A Baroque Christmas in the New World" featuring music from 17th- and 18th-century Mexico, Peru and Bolivia Tuesday, Dec. 23.

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Of Note with Katy Henriksen
9:24 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Of Note for Monday, December 8:

Fusing a wide range of emotional and musical ideas, Faure's chamber works hold similar roots to well known masterworks such as the Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor, and several of Haydn's later string quartets. Much like Beethoven, Faure lost his hearing in later years and his music often reflected an unique and, at the time, unheard of styling. 

Tune in Monday to hear Faure's Piano Trio in D minor performed by the Horszowski Trio in their newest release. 

Listen to it on Of Note With Katy Henriksen​.

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1:00 pm
Sat December 6, 2014

Sunday Symphony for December 7: A Traditional Fare

Although born in England, composer Arnold Bax certainly drew wide thematic and cultural elements from the changing landscape of Europe. He lived briefly in Ireland and Ukraine, rooting himself in the deep traditions of Celtic and Russian sounds. Tune in Sunday to hear these rich traditions blended together in a performance of Bax's Second Symphony by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. 

Listen to it of KUAF's Sunday Symphony.

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4:39 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Of Note for Friday, December 5: Escape to Paradise

In an effort to highlight Jewish composers that escaped Nazi controlled Europe, Daniel Hope's new release focuses on the Jewish influence on the film industry. Join me as I sit down with Daniel Hope and find out why he chose to explore "the golden age of film."

 

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10:43 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Of Note for Thursday, December 3: A Turning Point

While beginning his composition career with lighthearted melodies from his Flemish youth, Jef Van Hoof later abandoned his upbeat and cheerful style in the face of a world at war. Writing his second symphony during the height of conflict in Western Europe, he inscribed at the front of his manuscript, "the whole world has gone - wiped from the face of the earth."

Tune in Thursday to hear Van Hoof's Second Symphony performed by the VRT Philharmonic.  

Listen to it on Of Note with Katy Henriksen​.

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8:52 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Of Note for Tuesday, December 2: A Range of Experience

Centuries after Bach wrote his final notes, musicians and audiences alike still revel in his mastery.  Violinist Joshua Bell notes that, "Through his music we are given a glimpse of the essence of life itself... as if I have been given a tour through the entire range of human experience."

Tune in Tuesday to hear Bell tackle Bach's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. 

Listen to it on Of Note with Katy Henriksen​.

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12:32 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Sunday Symphony for November 23: A Lovely Apocalypse

Stemming from the idea that life may again return to living solely in the ocean, John Luther Adam's new Pulitzer Prize winning composition Become Ocean highlights our past and poses a grim future. Tune in Sunday to hear the Seattle Symphony perform what music critic Alex Ross describes as, "... the loveliest apocalypse in musical history."

Listen to it on KUAF's Sunday Symphony.

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Of Note with Katy Henriksen
9:33 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Of Note for Monday, November 24: A Precursor to Greatness

Almost all have heard the magnificent finale to Beethoven's final symphony, most commonly referred to as Ode to Joy. However, many are unaware of what music scholar Jurgen Otten describes as, "the little sister of the composer's last completed symphony." Tune in to hear Beethoven's precursor to his most beloved work, performed by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Prague Philharmonic Choir.

Listen to it on Monday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen.

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9:44 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Of Note for Thursday, November 20: Charged Turbulence

Joaquin Turina's music was not only influenced by the tumultuous time in which he lived, but also by the range of cultures he found himself a part of. Growing up in Seville, he was exposed to the culture center's rich history, but he also spent a great deal of time in Paris, Madrid, and much of southern Europe. Facing a world at war, Turina certainly understood the devastation of conflict, as the cultures he fused together through his music were so divided. 

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12:55 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Of Note for Monday, November 17: A Challenge for Listeners and Performers Alike

Retrospective, a three concert series highlighting the words of Soviet era composer Alfred Schnittke, premiers November 18th in UA's Giffels Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Join me as I sit down with visiting players to find out why this concert poses a challenge for listeners and performers alike.

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