Sunday Symphony

Sundays at 7:30 p.m.

KUAF 's classical music host, Katy Henriksen, brings you the grandest of symphonic works in full each Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. during KUAF's Sunday Symphony.

If you missed our June 24 live broadcast of the Artosphere Festival Orchestra's Transfigured Night concert from the Great Hall of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art hosted by news director Kyle Kellams and Katy Henriksen, you are in luck.

Schoenberg’s “Verklärte Nacht” (“Transfigured Night”) was inspired by Richard Dehmel's poem of the same name and originally written for a string sextet. Earlier this year, the Artosphere Festival Orchestra thrilled audiences with a stunning performance of this piece at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

The Fort Smith Symphony opens their 2015-2016 season next weekend with an exciting collection of pieces, including Aaron Copland’s 3rd symphony, which celebrates peace with sophisticated musical complexity. On this week’s Sunday Symphony, tune in as we celebrate the premiere of Fort Smith Symphony’s new season with a recording of the piece by the equally fabulous New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

More than one thousand musicians and vocalists performed the debut of Gustav Mahler’s legendary eighth symphony. On this week’s Sunday Symphony, listen as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra brings Mahler’s “Symphony of A Thousand” to new dramatic heights in a performance that surges with turmoil and fervor. 

Carl Nielsen's fifth symphony surges with waves of intensity, one moment dwelling in harmony, the next moment exploding with discord. On this week's Sunday Symphony, tune in to explore the emotional range of this powerful symphony as performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.