Of Note with Katy Henriksen

Weekdays from 11 a.m. to noon and from 6 to 7 p.m. on KUAF 2

"Of Note" with Katy Henriksen is an hour devoted to classical recordings of note, as well as classical music and fine arts events of note in the listening area. Tune in Monday through Friday from 11 to noon on KUAF 91.3 FM and 6 p.m. weeknights on KUAF-2 for the best classical recordings, as well as engaging interviews with musicians, conductors and performers.

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Of Note with Katy Henriksen
3:56 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Of Note for Thursday, October 16: Russian Looney Tunes

In the early days of animation, Russian cartoonist Mikhail Tsekhanovsky commissioned young composer Dmitri Shostakovich to write a score for his new cartoon The Tale of the Priest and His Worker, Balda​. While much of the film was burned during World War II, Shostakovich's score lives on and tells the humorous tale of a foolish priest and his naive young worker.  

Listen to it on Thursday's Of Note with Katy Henrisksen​.

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Of Note with Katy Henriksen
4:05 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Of Note for Wednesday, October 15: A Passionate Solo

American cellist Alisa Weilerstein shows a passionate command of her instrument in her latest release Solo.  Included in the Oct. 27 release from Decca is Zoltan Kodaly's Sonata, op. 8, a challenging piece that proves exceptionally rewarding in the command of Weilerstein.

Catch this splendid sonata and more on Wednesday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen.

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3:44 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Of Note for Tuesday, October 14: Bombastic Polyphony

The UA Schola Cantorum kicks of its season with an exploration of Venetian polyphony with four distinct settings of "Gloria" Tuesday night.

Learn more about the golden age of Venetian choral music in Wednesday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen, which includes a conversation with Schola Cantorum director Stephen Caldwell.

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Of Note with Katy Henriksen
10:44 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Of Note for Monday, Oct. 13: A More Personal Myaskovsky

Russian composer Nikolai Myaskovsky shows a more personal side in his violin concerto composed between March and June of 1938. Tune in to Monday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen to hear a performance from Vadim Repin, violin, and the Kirov Orchestra led by Valery Gergiev at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.

Of Note with Katy Henriksen
8:37 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Of Note for Friday, October 10: UA Faculty Recital to Feature Bassoonist Lia Uribe

While rarely featured as a solo instrument, the bassoon is known for its rich and mellow sound and is often a frequent soloist in many symphonic works. Lia Uribe stopped by the studio to discuss her upcoming concert this Sunday at 3:00pm in the Stella Boyle Auditorium. 

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Of Note with Katy Henriksen
4:50 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Of Note for Thursday, October 8: Diverse Duo Plays Ravel

In their new release, German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott joins pianist and DJ Francesco Tristano to present works from a wide range of musical styles. Focusing on modern works, the duo tackles an ambitious arrangement of Ravel's La Valse​ along with works by Stravinsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. 

Listen to it on Thursday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen​.

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Of Note with Katy Henriksen
4:44 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Of Note for Wednesday, October 8: UA Symphony Opens Season

The UA Symphony Orchestra kicks off its season tonight by performing Elgar's "Enigma" Variations and Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun." Find out more in my interview with conductor Robert Mueller on Wednesday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen.

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Of Note with Katy Henriksen
11:08 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Of Note for Monday, October 6: Scottish Fantasies

The centerpiece to Nicola Benedetti's latest release Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy is Max Bruch's lush "Scottish Fantasy." Catch it in its entirety on Monday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen.

Of Note with Katy Henriksen
4:55 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Of Note for Thursday, October 2: Trombone Takes the Stage

Repertoire for trombone and piano isn't something you hear all the time, and I'll wager this is the first time such a duo's performed in the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio here at KUAF.  

Tune in to Thursday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen for music from Sulek, performed by Cory Mixdorf, tromobone, and Miroslava Panayotova, piano, ahead of Mixdorf's faculty recital at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall on the UA campus 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. 

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Of Note with Katy Henriksen
4:21 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Of Note for Wednesday, October 1: Stravinsky's Rite, a Journey Like No Other

There's still simply no musical journey like the one Stravinsky takes us on in his groundbreaking work "Rite of Spring." Leonard Bernstein calls it "only one of your everyday volcanic masterpieces ... a miraculous new creation of such originality and power that still today and shocks and overwhelms us."

Bernstein may have written that decades ago but the statement still holds true. Catch "Rite of Spring" in its entirety from Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic on Wednesday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen.

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