KUAF Music and Culture

Katy Henriksen

On May 19th, an assembly of 80 or so musicians traveling from 11 states will assemble at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks with a panoply of percussive instruments to perform John Luther Adam's Inuksuit, an expansive piece named for the Inuit landmarks fashioned from raw stone, with Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion as part of this year's Artosphere Festival

This Thursday evening,  frequenters to bars and restaurants throughout downtown Fayetteville will encounter a pleasant diversion- a series of live pop-up shows from the Artosphere Festival Orchestra. Starting at 7 PM, the AFO will tour venues from one end of Dickson Street to the next, bringing a personal and relaxed touch of classical to the city's nightlife late into the night.

As part of the run-up to the annual Artosphere Festival Orchestra performance of "Mozart at the Museum" this coming Friday, May 12th, at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, KUAF offers a stream of last year's performance, split into two parts.  

The 2016 concert features Artosphere Maestro Corrado Rovaris conducting the orchestra through the "Linz" Symphony, two arias, and two of Mozart's earliest works as a composer.

Hear the entirety of the Fort Smith Chorale's spring concert titled "Songs of Love" in this on-demand stream. This live recording took place April 27, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith. The chorale is directed by William M. Cromer with accompanist Gaye McClure.

The Arkansas International, a newly formed literary journal of the University of Arkansas Program in Creative Writing & Translation, launches its second issue this month.

Featuring works in prose, poetry, and comics, the issue continues the magazine's tradition of bringing unseen authors to the public eye.

"I think it's a really good service to have voices--they say 'emerging'--who haven't had many publications, alongside people who are very experienced," explains poetry editor Molly Rector.

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