Sumner Coy

After 20 years of performing, the Cypress String Quartet says goodbye in a significant way by recording Brahms' two sextets with two longtime collaborators in front of a live studio audience.

"We were thinking about the intimacy of opening up our group to two more people, and the intimacy captured with people in the room with you," says cellist Jennifer Kloetzel.

From the iconic opening of Fantasia to perennial montage favorite In the Hall of the Mountain King, great works of classical music permeate the popular imagination. This is the focus for Symphony of Northwest Arkansas's season finale Saturday, June 3, at the Walton Arts Center.

Katy Henriksen

On May 19th, an assembly of 80 or so musicians traveling from 11 states will assemble at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks with a panoply of percussive instruments to perform John Luther Adam's Inuksuit, an expansive piece named for the Inuit landmarks fashioned from raw stone, with Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion as part of this year's Artosphere Festival

This Thursday evening,  frequenters to bars and restaurants throughout downtown Fayetteville will encounter a pleasant diversion- a series of live pop-up shows from the Artosphere Festival Orchestra. Starting at 7 PM, the AFO will tour venues from one end of Dickson Street to the next, bringing a personal and relaxed touch of classical to the city's nightlife late into the night.

As part of the run-up to the annual Artosphere Festival Orchestra performance of "Mozart at the Museum" this coming Friday, May 12th, at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, KUAF offers a stream of last year's performance, split into two parts.  

The 2016 concert features Artosphere Maestro Corrado Rovaris conducting the orchestra through the "Linz" Symphony, two arias, and two of Mozart's earliest works as a composer.