Arkansas Philharmonic conductor Steven Byess stops by the studio to discuss this Sunday's "Christmas with the APO" featuring soloists Steve Amerson and Laurie Gayle Stephenson, plus the McNair Middle School Glee Club.
UA music professor Jim Greeson recently released a documentary on Arkansas-born avant garde classical composer Conlon Nancarrow. Greeson discusses Nancarrow's influences, including Henry Cowell, J.S. Bach, and Stravinsky with host Katy Henriksen. They also discuss the philosophy of rhythm as harmony and the importance of counterpoint to Cowell's player piano compositions. For more of the discussion between Greeson and Henriksen, visit this "Ozarks at Large" archive.
Violinist and music professor for the University of Arkansas Er-Gene Khang discusses the allure of Mendelssohn's lesser known violin concert in D minor, which he wrote as a teen. Khang performs the concerto with the Fort Smith Symphony Saturday night as part of their Evening Serenade program.