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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Ryan Cockerham's Shadow Ensemble reunites with the Trillium Salon Series for an intimate one-time concert at Artist's Laboratory Theater to live improv score Carl Theodor Dreyer's 1928 silent classic The Passion of Joan of Arc

The Ensemble's ever-changing lineup is much smaller for the evening's totally improvised score, utilizing primarily violins, synthesizers and filtered vocal stylings to reflect the film's sparse visual landscape.

Avi and Omer Avital aren't brothers by blood, but their latest album, Avital Meets Avital, is the product of 17 years of creative fraternity, a journey through the diverse musical styles of North Africa.

"There was a cafe where the students used to hang out, and I saw Omer there for the first time," says Avi. "He was carrying his oud.

"The case looks kind of strange. And I was carrying my mandolin. It was kind of this strange musical instruments cases interaction."

Anne Akiko Meyer's latest album Fantasia is a labor of deep affinity, one that began with a chance record store find, and culminated in her collaborating with one of the composers that inspired her, Einojuhani Rautavaara.

"Fantasia" takes its title from that collaboration, the final work of Rautavaara, who is described by Meyers, alongside Karol Szymanowski and Maurice Ravel, as a "master colorist" of classical music.

"My goal was to feature this riotous color throughout," says Meyers. "There's such a beautiful story throughout each work."

The 21st century's "concurrent abundance and scarcity" proves a deep well for artistic exploration in 'Labor&Materials,' the latest exhibition hosted by 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, offering blazing color, knowing kitsch, and a deep ambivalence towards a world in flux. 

Monica Jordan of Paper & Wood Co.

Nearly lost works by Arkansas-born composer Florence Price (1887-1953) are being brought to modern ears this month thanks to efforts of  ​Er-Gene Kahng, violinist and music professor at the University of Arkansas.

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