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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University of Arkansas Department of Theatre

Although Aristophanes wrote his Greek comedy Lysistrata 2,500 years ago, this classic tale of gender wars remains eerily relevant. Find out more about the University of Arkansas Department of Theatre's 21st Century update in my conversation with director Morgan Hicks. Hint: it involves pop, country, and rap hits. The UA Theatre department adaptation opens Friday, Feb. 17 with shows through Sunday, Feb. 26.

Violinist Filip Pogady brings his "lightning-like virtuosity" to Northwest Arkansas in a performance of Tchaikovsky's violin concerto with the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra (APO) this weekend.

"It's dripping with emotions," Pogady explains on the technically difficult yet utterly transfixing concerto. "You go through all of the emotions a human being is able to have."

Sophia-Odelia Bauer

Thanks to this new feature there are at least 12 hours worth in Of Note episodes available at all times. Listen to the latest in handpicked compelling classical via on-demand streams of Of Note episodes right here.

Danish Symphonic Brooding ala Carl Nielsen Edition:

Modernist Lush & Postmodern Violin Concerto Edition:

Modernist Lush + Postmodern Klezmer-Inspired Violin Concertos Edition:

Brahms Sextet Live Studio Audience Edition:

Mark Battrell

Towering Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera helped harpist Yolanda Kondonassis determine, "I think I can do this harp thing my way."

When she first glanced at the score to his famed harp concerto she was excited at the pianistic nature and spirit of the electrifying piece, as her first love as a musician was on the piano.

Katy Henriksen


Although Stage 18 has quietly hosted shows, events and art nights since last November, the new performing arts venue just off the downtown square in Fayetteville celebrates its grand opening  this weekend with free all-ages events.