of note with katy henriksen

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.

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.

 Antonin Dvorak was asked by Hans Richter to compose sixth symphony for the Vienna Philharmonic. Although largely overshadowed by Dvorak's iconic "New World" symphony, the piece was instrumental in catapulting the composer into international attention. Join us on Sunday, September 18th from 8 to 10 p.m.

It's hard to believe that this fall I'll have hosted my locally produced classical music hour Of Note for KUAF listeners for five years. What a true honor and pleasure I've had bringing you compelling fresh takes on classical alongside interviews from international stars and the local musicians, conductors and composers who bring classical music into the 21st century.

Nicole Cotton, a UA music department grad, spent a decade in the arts metropolis of New York City prior to returning to her roots as the first director of the new Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center on the university campus, where she plans to build a culturally diverse home for a rapidly changing area and foster community outreach via partnerships such as a free family screening of the Jim Carrey starred film How the Grinch Stole Christmas Saturday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m.