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.

Leonard Bernstein's highly unconventional Mass was commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy in memory of slain President Kennedy and was premiered in 1971 at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Catch this "theatre piece for singers, players and dancers" in its entirety on Sunday's program coming up from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on KUAF.

Catch late romantic Russian extravagance in Reinhold Gliere's fantastical symphony no. 3, "Ilya Muromets," in its entirety as the highlight for this week's KUAF Sunday Symphony program from 7:30 - 10 p.m. 

British composer Edward Elgar once stated in a lecture "I hold that the symphony without a programme is the highest development of art." Hear his first symphony in a new recording from Daniel Barenboim leading the Staatskapelle Berlin. That's Sunday evening beginning at 7:30 p.m. for two and a half hours of full symphonic works.

The Seattle Symphony continues its exploration of American composer Charles Ives in their latest release that includes #3, #4 and his "Unanswered Question." Catch highlights from the new recording on this week's program coming up at 7:30 p.m this Sunday as part of two and a half hours of uninterrupted symphonic music.

Listen to two distinct requiems, one from the 18th century and another from the 20th, in this week's program with Cherubini's in C minor and Silvestrov's Requiem for Larissa, written a year after his wife's sudden passing in 1996, as well as two works that will be performed by the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas in their upcoming "Masterworks II" concert March 19. Tune in to KUAF-2 at 1 p.m. and to KUAF 91.3FM at 7:30 p.m. for two and a half hours of uninterrupted symphonic music.