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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In this week's Of Note on demand installment, we sample the ORA Singers' new album Many Are The Wonders, which features contemporary compositions inspired by the music of 16th century composer Thomas Tallis alongside deftly interpreted Tallis originals.

According to director Suzi Digby, the album is designed to reflect the belief that we are now experiencing a "new golden age for choral music." One minute with the new release and you would understand why.

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Covering American folk songs to movie music, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) will perform at the 3rd Annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at the Walmart AMP in Rogers. The concert will be a more intimate and casual audience interaction than their normal performances according to SoNA Executive Director, Matthew Herren.

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In this week's Of Note on demand installment, we explore an enticing new Deutsche Grammophon recording from mandolinist Avi Avital.

A collaboration with longtime friend and bass/oud player Omer Avital, this blend of of Avi's classical and Omer's jazz styles creates a distinct soundscape described by the label as "pure unadulterated exoticism." Listen to 10 hours of handpicked compelling classical music in on demand Of Note episodes available through July 5.

Fresh off the heels of their live scoring of sci-fi classic Metropolis ​for Trillium Salon Series, the Shadow Ensemble returns with a presentation of F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu. The group, dedicated to live scoring silent films, moves away from musically interpreting glittering towers and subterranean art deco factories to tackle the rustic foreboding mists of Transylvania. 

After 20 years of performing, the Cypress String Quartet says goodbye in a significant way by recording Brahms' two sextets with two longtime collaborators in front of a live studio audience.

"We were thinking about the intimacy of opening up our group to two more people, and the intimacy captured with people in the room with you," says cellist Jennifer Kloetzel.

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