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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The Chiara String Quartet follows up their compelling Brahms by Heart with Bartok by Heart, in which they play the entirety of Bartok's dense and seemingly chaotic six string quartets. I had a chance to chat with members of the quartet about the project and how it changed the way they approached the Hungarian master. Listen to the interview in tonight's program coming up from 8 to 10 p.m. here on KUAF alongside their recording of quartets no. 1 and 4.

Born within a year of Mozart, Ignaz Joseph Pleyel is certainly not a household name. As Mozart's contemporary his music delights. Hear his 2nd clarinet concerto plus Mozart's 41st "Jupiter" symphony and much more in the way of compelling classical in today's show coming up from 8 to 10 p.m. on KUAF.

In his latest effort superstar pianist Lang Lang celebrates his home away from home, New York City. The Sony Classical release features guest appearances from the likes of Jason Isbell, Madeleine Peyroux and Herbie Hancock, who plays piano along with Lang Lang in the iconic "Rhapsody in Blue." Hear this as the highlight to today's program coming up from 8 to 10 p.m. on KUAF and from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday morning on our all classical HD signal KUAF-2.

Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera is celebrated in his centennial year with the Oberlin Orchestra along with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, violinist Gil Shaham, pianist Orli Shaham and guitarist Jason Vieaux. Catch the exquisite harp concerto on today's program airing from 8 to 10 p.m. or streaming in its entirety on-demand here.

The fall season of Trillium Salon Series launches this week with a world premiere performance of a violin duet, which the composer describes as "very meditative." 

Fayetteville-based composer and musician Ryan Cockerham explains that his piece, titled "Further Within," is music that's designed to provoke not only a response to the music but to each individual's own situation.