Of Note with Katy Henriksen

Weekdays from 11 a.m. to noon and from 6 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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Béla Bartók’s concerto for orchestra has been recorded several times by many reputable ensembles, each of which has interpreted the piece in a different way. On Monday’s program, hear the smooth richness brought to the piece by Herbert von Karajan as he leads the Berlin Philharmonic, a version full of romance without the bite of the Hungarian accents that are often emphasized.  

Gabriela Montero has made a name for herself as one of today’s notable composers. In a conversation with Katy Henriksen, Montero remarks about the story of her homeland as told through her piece ExPatria. “I wanted to… be able to share the very grim reality of Venezuela with the world,” she says. Join us on Friday’s program to hear the rest of the conversation along with a recording of ExPatria as performed by the YOA Orchestra of the Americas.  

Although he didn't begin studies in the United States until 2001, Norwegian composer and pianist Ola Gjeilo is now in high demand for choral and other compositions and, as he tells Of Note's Katy Henriksen, he's always known that a composer is what he wanted to be. He visits the University of Arkansas this week for a residency with the music department. Find out more about the residency, learn about Gjeilo's style in the words of Choral Director Stephen Caldwell, and much more in this exclusive interview.

Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo’s music is some of the hottest in the choral genre today. Well-known to professional and amateur ensembles alike, his music sparkles with majesty and depth. Beginning Thursday night, the University of Arkansas is proud to host Gjeilo for a series of performances featuring his work. The composer was gracious enough to come by the KUAF studio for a chat with Katy Henriksen about his music and his stay at the University; tune in to Thursday’s program to hear their conversation and more.

Something special happens when certain instruments come together. The Tre Voci ensemble combines the sounds of flute, viola, and harp for a surreal sensuality that captures the attention of anyone who hears it. On Wednesday’s program, we will explore Sofia Gubaidulina’s “Garten von Freuden und Traurigkeiten,” or “Garden of Joy and Sorrow,” which appears on Tre Voci’s self-titled album. Tune in for this magnificent piece and more.