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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Inspirational Chorale

Last week the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio captured the spirit when approximately 30 singers from the University of Arkansas's Inspirational Chorale performed in our bedroom-sized studio ahead of a very special 40th anniversary celebration.

The full gospel gospel choir--accompanied by bass, electric guitar, keyboard, drum kit and one member on our Steinway piano--filled what little space was left with their powerful, haunting harmonies.

This Saturday the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) begins its 2017-18 season with a performance of Tchaikovsky's fifth, Haydn's trumpet concerto and an original piece from Music Director Paul Haas.  

Principal Bassoonist, Lia Uribe, sits down with Of Note's Katy Henriksen for a preview. She talks six years of performing with SoNA, the intimacy of reed-making and deciphering the two composers' distinct sounds.

Fayetteville's massive Bikes, Blues & BBQ festival, now in its 18th year, keeps getting bigger, which means more than a few growing pains. In the current divisive political climate, some Fayetteville residents are concerned about the proliferation of racist or sexist merchandise at the festival. 

Ahead of his recital at the University of Arkansas's Faulkner Performing Arts Center on September 21st, percussionist and Fayetteville native Aaron Ragsdale stopped by KUAF to discuss the diverse history of the percussive medium and his collaborations with fellow music professor and saxophonist Nathan Jorgensen.

What does the era of social media, where the selfie has entered the lexicon as an endlessly reproducible format, mean for the figure in art? That's a central question explored in  "A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting After 2000," a showcase of diverse and divergent ways the art world is interfacing with an image saturated culture.