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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The newly-christened Rhizome String Quartet juxtaposes the classical sounds of Beethoven with a contemporary string quartet by Jefferson Friedman in an honors college house concert tonight.

The ensemble, which consists of UA music faculty members Er-Gene Kahng (1st violin),  Paulo Eskitch (viola), David Gerstein (cello), and composer/performer Ryan Cockerham (2nd violin) stop by the Firmin-Garner Performance studio to play and discuss the concert with Katy Henriksen.

Composer Michael Shelle's Resilience was inspired by both a Mendelssohn string quartet and a piece of writing he discovered on a visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. The work receives its world premiere performance when the Fort Smith Symphony opens its 2015-2016 season with the help of guest soloists Alaina Rea, viola, and Joshua Devries, cello.

Fort Smith Symphony Music Director John Jeter stopped by the studio this week along with composer Michael Schelle and soloists Alaina Rea, viola, and Joshua DeVries, cello, for an in-studio performance and discussion about the symphony's first concert of the season, The Greatest Generation.

Young adult author Lois Lowry has a knack for accessing the perspective of a teen and writer Zadie Smith tells us that she's obsessed with the idea of freedom.

These two very different authors headline this year's True Lit Fayetteville Literary Festival, which began today and runs through Oct. 8. 

Before writing some of his more famous works as “Macbeth” and “Don Juan,” Richard Strauss mastered the art of chamber music.  “Sonata for Violin and Piano” was the last chamber piece he wrote and foreshadows larger works he had yet to write. Discover the intimate beauty of the chamber ensemble as we highlight this sonata and more on Thursday’s program.