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 weekend's Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) concert, momentum takes center stage with a diverse array of shorter works from John Adams, Kodaly, Rachmaninov, and Ravel, as well as a world premiere. "It's a progression from stillness to flat out blinding speed," explains Music Director Paul Haas. Find out more via the full audio interview streaming below.

Ring in the holiday season in this weekend's "Christmas with the Arkansas Philharmonic," featuring not one, but two choirs plus the symphony's very own youth orchestra. Learn more about Saturday's concert in my interview with Music Director Steven Byess.

Bring the family, and a few canned goods to donate, to the Faulkner Performing Arts Center on Dec. 10  to see a free screening of the holiday favorite, Elf. 

"His music gets closer to my heart," explains pianist Helena Aung of Chopin's music, whose work is what she played at her first recital when she was six. "When I was younger I felt like the only way to express myself was through music," she explains. In playing piano she found a refuge.

Color is the theme for the University of Arkansas' Arkansas New Music Ensemble winter concert tonight at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center.