Of Note with Katy Henriksen

Weekdays 11 a.m. to noon on KUAF FM and 6 p.m. 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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NPR Classical calls ORA's debut recording a "contemporary twist on a 16th-century classic." This new a capella ensemble aims to highlight what their artistic director Suzi Digby heralds as "another glittering period of time for both choral writing and performing." Their debut recording, Upheld By Stillness, explores the genius of Renaissance master William Byrd alongside brand new reimaginings by contemporary composers.

Last winter Storybook Strings stopped by the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio here at KUAF to bring popular children's books to life via music. They present a free concert Saturday afternoon at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Tune in to this in-studio session from our archives and much more in Thursday's program.

Considered by many the height of Sibelius's orchestral achievements is the symphonic poem "Tapiola" inspired by the mythological forest-god of the Finnish Kalevala. Tune in to Tuesday's program for a rendering from the Vienna Philharmonic under Lorin Maazel.

Catch a wide expanse of orchestral music through the centuries when the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) presents "Masterworks II: Strings in the Spotlight" this weekend at the Walton Arts Center. As Music Director Paul Haas explains, audiences will hear Classical with a capital C via Haydn's "London" Symphony, as well as lush romanticism from Jacques Ibert and Edward Elgar.

Listen to the entire interview here.

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) includes a virtuosic flute concerto by Jacques Ibert in their upcoming Masterworks II concert. Hear a recording of this at once perky and lyrical concerto from flutest Alain Marion on Friday's program at 11 a.m. on KUAF and again at 6 p.m. on KUAF-2.