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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Francois Couperin's exquisite "Concerts royaux" were arranged by cellist Paul Bazelaire in 1924 and what became known as "Pieces en concert" became a bavorite of Pablo Casals. Tune in Monday to chill with this gem from Jian Wang and the Camerata Salzberg and much more.

Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio -- Erika Nickrenz, piano; Sara Parkins, violin;  Sara Sant'Ambrogio, cello -- perform a concert Saturday, August 29, at the Eureka Springs Auditorium. Tune in to Friday's program for their recording of Dvorak's luscious "Dumky" trio, op. 90.

When legendary pianist Martha Argerich was invited to the Swiss music festival Verbier in 2007 she was given carte blanche to invite whomever she wanted to play with and to pick whatever she wanted to play. The result is highlighted in her newest two-disc set with Deutsche Grammophon. Hear her rendering of Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata performed with Yuri Bashmet on Thursday's program.

Many classical composers were inspired by Shakespeare including Korngold in his suite for chamber orchestra from "Much Ado About Nothing." Hear that plus excerpts from Celibidache leading the SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra in Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet." That and more coming up on Monday's program.

Composer Max Richter continues to reinvent classical music for the 21st century in his latest effort titled simply Sleep, which he describes as an eight hour lullaby in which the composer says will debut to an audience in beds rather than seats, a description that has Pitchfork Media describing the world premier as a "classical music slumber party." Hear highlights from the forthcoming project on Tuesday's program.