Of Note with Katy Henriksen

Sunday through Thursday evenings from 8 to 10 p.m.

Catch two hours of compelling classical music with your host Katy Henriksen Sunday through Thursday evenings from 8 to 10 p.m. only here on KUAF. Henriksen brings classical music into the 21st century by handpicking the most vital recordings of today alongside groundbreaking historic releases while bringing insight into the world of classical music today through feature interviews with composers, musicians, conductors and all the people who make this riveting world possible.

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In Chopin: Works for Piano & OrchestraPolish-Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki's explores Chopin's ability to bring emotion to his audience.

"He connects with our soul, with our heart right away," Lisiecki tells Katy Henriksen. "His writing was revolutionary and stands alone."

At the young age of 22, Polish-Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki already claims seven years as a recording artist on Deutsche Grammophon. His latest, Chopin: Works for Piano & Orchestra, marks his second release exploring a composer near and dear to him.

"It has the capability to pierce through any armor and go directly to your heart," Lisiecki says of Chopin's music. Find out more in his interview for Of Note with Katy Henriksen.

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In this week's Of Note on demand installment, we sample the ORA Singers' new album Many Are The Wonders, which features contemporary compositions inspired by the music of 16th century composer Thomas Tallis alongside deftly interpreted Tallis originals.

According to director Suzi Digby, the album is designed to reflect the belief that we are now experiencing a "new golden age for choral music." One minute with the new release and you would understand why.

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Covering American folk songs to movie music, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) will perform at the 3rd Annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at the Walmart AMP in Rogers. The concert will be a more intimate and casual audience interaction than their normal performances according to SoNA Executive Director, Matthew Herren.

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In this week's Of Note on demand installment, we explore an enticing new Deutsche Grammophon recording from mandolinist Avi Avital.

A collaboration with longtime friend and bass/oud player Omer Avital, this blend of of Avi's classical and Omer's jazz styles creates a distinct soundscape described by the label as "pure unadulterated exoticism." Listen to 10 hours of handpicked compelling classical music in on demand Of Note episodes available through July 5.

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