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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This week's Of Note with Katy Henriksen will include the only symphony written by Finn Mortensen.

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas embarks on its first ever opera presentation with a staging of Act I of Puccini's iconic La Bohème on Saturday, May 5th at the Walton Arts Center.

Executive Director Matthew Herren spoke about the enduring appeal of the story of starving artists- the "bohemians" of the title.

Katy Henriksen tells us what music, and musical events, she'll feature next week on her show Of Note. She also explains what is, and what isn't, a symphony. Of Note can be heard every Sunday through Thursday at 9 a.m. on KUAF 2 and at 8 p.m. on 91.3 KUAF.

Courtesy: Florencia Zuloaga

Florencia Zuloaga always knew she would be a pianist. She grew up listening to her father and playing by ear before entering into a music conservatory at age 11. 

"I feel this very close connection with the piano... I just can express myself in a way that I think I can't do with anything else,"she says. 

  

As part of Intersections, Northwest Arkansas's monthlong celebration of women in the arts, Stage Eighteen presents an evening of comedy with four women comedians- showing the continuing evolution of the area's stand-up comedy scene this Tuesday, April 24.

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