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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 I'm really excited to bring you not only David Crumb's "Red Desert Triptych," but also a sonata for flute and piano from Martinu, a viola concerto from William Walton, a Corelli Concerto Grosso and music from Hildegard Von Bingen and Alexandre Desplat. Catch it all coming up from 8 to 10 p.m. on KUAF or stream it in its entirety on demand until July 31.

“We are in the world of Mahler where musical references and symbolism play a role,” Thomas Dausgaard, guest conductor of the Seattle Symphony, says of Mahler’s 10th symphony.

Although ultimately left unfinished, at the time it was written it reflected his tumultuous relationship with his wife Alma, who was unfaithful to him. The turmoil that Mahler struggled with and eventually overcame is, therefore, represented throughout the piece. Hear it performed by the Seattle Symphony under Thomas Dausgaard, from 8 to 10 p.m. on KUAF.

“He is the future!” says The Los Angeles Times of German-Russian pianist Igor Levit.

His newest release is a powerhouse of an album featuring Beethoven, Bach, and Rzewski. Rzewski’s piece, “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!” was penned as a tribute to the Chilean people struggling against an oppressive government. Hear this stunning piece performed by Levit from 8 to 10 p.m. on KUAF. You can also listen to it in its entirety on demand until July 27.

Trillium Salon Series takes classical music outside the concert hall into intimate venues, this time the KUAF studio itself as we present percussionist Aaron Ragsdale this Friday, July 22 from 7-9 p.m.  In addition to elaborating on why he chose the path of percussion he elaborates on why the instrument family is so well suited for taking classical music into the 21st century.

“Unless we’re playing transcriptions, we’re always playing new music,” says percussionist Aaron Ragsdale.

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