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.

Ways to Connect

I'm keeping the #SundaySymphony tradition alive this time with Wilhelm Stenhammar's 2nd and Glazunov's 3rd. Catch these two symphonies and more coming up from 8 to 10 p.m. or listen to the on-demand stream right here.

The always innovative Ensemble Caprice take on music of Latin America and Spain of the 17th and 18th centuries in their release Baroque Salsa. Hear highlights on tonight's episode from 8 to 10 p.m. on KUAF or stream it on demand here. We'll also hear Bartok by heart and a suite from Handel's Water Music and much more.

The highlight in today's two hours of compelling classical is a piano trio from Armenian composer Arno Babajanian. We'll also turn to the Emerson String Quartet's rendering of Tchaikovsky's Souvenir De Florence and a new recording of the Seattle Symphony performing Dutilleux's "Timbres, espace, mouvement." Tune in tonight from 8 to 10 p.m. to catch that and much more or stream it here on demand.

Fort Smith Symphony

Believe it or not, there was a time when John Jeter, music director of the Fort Smith Symphony, didn't even know what a symphony was. What drew him in was simply beautiful music. As he explains to me, he fell in love with the form when visiting a friend whose mom always had recordings of Beethoven, Mozart and Wagner on the record player.

Today's program is brimming with compelling classical as we hear from Mitsuko Uchida performing a Schubert piano sonata, a sextet written by a teen Carlos Chavez and a piece inspired initially by cassette tape looping from John Adams. Tune in from 8 to 10 p.m. or stream it in its entirety right here.