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.

Connect with "Of Note" on Facebook and Twitter.

Genre: 
Composer ID: 
5193f0fde1c8b1c221e63811|5193f0f6e1c8b1c221e637ec

Pages

-KUAF Music and Culture
1:11 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Of Note for Thursday, March 26: Death of Narrative

UA Music professor Er-Gene Kahng and composer Ryan Cockerham explore the universe of non-narrative film and music with the music of Alvin Lucier and short films of Stan Brakhage in their first event for the Fuse New Music series.

Read more
-KUAF Music and Culture
10:54 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Of Note for Tuesday, March 24: Shcendrin's Concerto Cantabile

Rodion Shchedrin's description of cantabile is "to express firstly a certain tension in the 'soul' of the notes, and also the manner in which they are produced. The term also refers to the juxtaposition, interweaving, conflict and resolution of the soloist's singing lines against the orchestra." Hear the fascinating work performed by Maxim Vengerov, violin, and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich on Tuesday's program.

Read more
-KUAF Music and Culture
4:06 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Of Note for Thursday, March 19: Beethoven's Hurricane

Pianist Jonathan Biss continues exploration of Beethoven piano sonatas in his new release. He describes the "Appassionata" sonata as a hurricane and elaborates by saying "it is a one-ff, an unrepeatable force of nature, which probably shouldn't be repeated even if it could be, so overwhelming is its power." Hear Biss's rendering in its entirety on Thursday's program.

Read more
-KUAF Music and Culture
3:46 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Of Note for Wednesday, March 18: A Violin Concerto Inspired by Dinosaurs

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers beleives Mason Bates's violin concerto is one of the most important compositions written in the last five decades. Catch her description of this piece as inspired by a "hybrid prehistoric dinosaur bird taking flight" and much more on Wednesday's program as well as her recording of it with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

Read more
-KUAF Music and Culture
4:18 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Of Note for Tuesday, March 17: Dmitri Tymoczko's Hidden Roads

 Composer Dmitri Tymoczko asks what music composers should write when we carry the whole history of music in our pockets. His answer is to "make music that weaves between stylistic poles in a way that is unexpected and entertaining ... an attempt to find hidden roads connecting the familiar places we love." One piece that attempts this is his chamber work "Eggman Variations." Catch it on Tuesday's program. 

Read more
-KUAF Music and Culture
11:10 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Of Note for Monday, March 16: Strange Schumann

Pianist Anna Shelest says of Schumann's first piano sonata "when you listen to the F sharp minor sonata you are not only hearing music of immense beauty but also of fantastic strangeness, and strangeness always accompanies great art." Hear her new recording of this strangeness on Monday's program.

Read more
-KUAF Music and Culture
10:56 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Of Note for Thursday, March 12: Rosalyn Tureck's Bach

Pianist Rosalyn Tureck plays Bach unlike anyone else. Hear her perform Bach's Partita No. 6 in E minor on Thursday's program.

-KUAF Music and Culture
4:53 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Of Note for Friday, March 6: From Sea to Land with SoNA

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas's concert Saturday night will take listeners out on a river, to the sea and back to land with a musical journey featuring Smetena's "Moldau" Debussy's "La Mer" and Resphighi's "Pines of Rome." Find out details of Resphighi's grandeur when Katy Henriksen talks to Music Director Paul Haas about the concert.

Read more
-KUAF Music and Culture
10:58 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Of Note for Monday, March 2: Seattle Symphony Takes on Faure

The Seattle Symphony takes on Faure in their new release. Hear the entirety of the Pelleas et Melisande Suite on Monday's program.

-KUAF Music and Culture
12:08 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Of Note for Friday, February 27: Celebrating Armenian Composers

Born in Beirut to Armenian parents, guest pianist Annie Balabanian presents an all-Armenian composer recital Friday at Giffels Auditorium in Old Main beginning at 8 p.m as part of a partnership between the UA Music Department and the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies. Balabanian stopped by the studio to discuss the inspiration for such a recital.

Read more

Pages