Flemish composer Arthur Meulemans was inspired by his landscape in his "Fir Symphony" with movements named "Moonlit Night - summer haze hangs over the meadows and over the river Demer - four little trees strangely illuminated - horsemen in the night," "The fir trees gently rustling in their mysterious loneliness," "Midnight Dance of gnomes and nymphs," and "The rays of morning light shine on the fir-tress." Catch a recording of this magestic piece on Friday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen.
Elizabeth Lyon, who serves as concertmaster for the Fort Smith Symphony, came up with the idea for Storybook Strings after singing her young son lullabies. She took a simple idea -- place storybooks to music -- and made it into a unique performance ensemble that plays frequently in the KUAF listening area. The string quartet plus narrator and vocal percussionist stop in to the Firmin-Garner Performance studio to elaborate on their unique group and play from their repertoire in Friday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen.