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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The Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra begins its 2016-17 season with iconic film music from John Williams. Conductor Steven Byess stops by the KUAF studio to elaborate on the two performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, September 10, at the Arend Arts Center in Bentonville.

It's hard to believe the state-of-the-art Faulkner Performing Arts Center on the UA campus is already a year old. I take a look back as well as find out what's in store with Executive Director Nicole Cotton, and speak with Jonathan Story, who performs with Kara Story for a one year anniversary concert tonight at 8 p.m.

There's no one who compares to John Williams, whose mastery of iconic film score music remains unparalleled. The Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off it's 2016-17 season with "A Night at the Movies: The Music of John Williams" this weekend. We find out more from conductor Steven Byess, hear highlights of Williams' film score music, plus we take a look back at one year of the Faulkner Performing Arts Center opening on the UA Fayetteville campus and more. Catch it all coming up tonight from 8 to 10 p.m. here on KUAF. Stream the entire episode on-demand here for a limited time:

"A classical composer is madman who composes music that is incomprehensible to his own generation." Sergei said. "To write only according to the rules laid down by classical composers of the past means to be only a pupil and not a master." Sergei Prokofiev originally wrote his much-beloved 2nd piano concerto in 1913. At its premier the majority of the audience were incensed, but Modernists were enthralled with the work's originality. Join us Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m.

In today's program we go deep with Giovanni Bottesini, the Italian composer who lived from 1821 to 1889. He toured the world performing original compositions on the double bass, earning him the title "the Paganini of the double bass." We'll also turn to one of the most popular works in all of classical music, Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" and to Brahms' first violin sonata. Tune in for two hours of compelling classical coming up from 8 to 10 p.m. here on KUAF.

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