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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After months of practice, winners of this year's University of Arkansas Music Honors Recital competition showcase their hard work at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center this weekend. In addition to the recital, the students also recorded professionally with Bentonville's Haxton Road Studios.

"It was such an amazing opportunity to do something like this so young," says clarinetist Nathan Barker. "There's just something cool about going into the soundroom and hearing yourself."

KUAF Arts Beat: Women who rock

Apr 6, 2018

Stephanie Petet of Witchsister performed at KUAF Studios ahead of her band's appearance in a diverse lineup of women artists this Saturday at Backspace. The interview and performance are part of  Intersections, a month-long celebration of women and their contributions to NWA culture.

This week three Fayetteville venues host kick-off events for "Intersections: A Month of Art and Performance Supporting Women," a collaboration between women artists, musicians and other luminaries throughout Northwest Arkansas dedicated to supporting and illustrating their impact on local culture. 

"It's really celebrating and supporting anybody who identifies as a woman in many different sectors," says organizer Samantha Sigmon. 

Travis Emmett

Prolific classical guitarist Gyan Riley's new album Sprig is an ecosystem of emotive instrumentals emerging from an intimate recording session in Joshua Tree's remote Harrison House.

"A sprig is this singular unit that can grow and expand outward in any sort of direction- there's endless possibilities," says Riley. "I really liked that as a compositional idea."

The Arkansas Brassworks are a long-standing faculty brass quintet with a new name. Formerly known as the  Boston Mountain Brassworks, they'll be performing their annual concert at UoA's Fine Arts Center at 7:30pm on April 4th.

The group performs a number of pieces ranging from a unique take on Balkan folk music to a Dutch adaptation of the legendary Cervantes story of Don Quixote.

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