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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It's hard to believe this weekend is a wrap for the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas's 2015-16 season. Featuring Poulenc's stunning 20th century "Gloria" and Tchaikovsky's fourth, this season ends with a bang, and as Music Director Paul Haas explains, there's a grand collaboration coming next year between the symphony and TheatreSquared. Listen to the entire interview here.

Norweigian born choral composer Ola Gjeilo, who was in residence with the UA music department in 2015, sees his major label debut on Decca. This Voces8 composer-in-residence combines contemporary with tradition that reaches back to the Middle Ages for a cinematic 21st century sound. Hear highlights on Thursday's program from 11 to noon on KUAF.

A docudrama made with an all Kiowa and Comanche cast in 1920s Oklahoma, two years beforethe seminal Nanook of the North debuted, was lost until 2005 and only now seeing release on DVD. This rarely screened film, which the Library of Congress calls "one of American's most important motion pictures," receives a screening tonight at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center along with a world premiere live scoring from the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.

A silent docudrama with an all Kiowa and Comanche cast filmed outside Lawton, Okla., was rediscovered in 2005 and added to the Library of Congress registry in 2013.