Christmas with the APO and Soprano Leona Mitchell

Dec 19, 2013

The Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the season with special guests the Ozark Bronze Handbell Choir, the University of Arkansas Childrens' Choir and Grammy Award-winning soprano Leona Mitchell in their final concert of 2013 on Dec. 21. Katy Henriksen talks to conductor Steven Byess and soprano Leona Mitchell about the festive offerings. 

Science Book Picks for 2013

Dec 16, 2013

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This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow and you are invited to join our annual holiday club of the air. This week we'll be talking about some of the best science reads from 2013. I'm going to throw in my favorite one right at the beginning before Deborah and Maria get a chance to put a word in edgewise.

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This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow. If you tuned into "Jeopardy!" in 2011, you might have heard an exchange like this.

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The synth stylings of Kraftwerk. When that song "Autobahn" came out 1974, and, yes, I was around to remember when it came out then, synthesizers were the cutting edge in music technology. It really were a rarity, but not so today. Synthesizers are everywhere. In pop music, from the top 40s, to indie synth pop, you definitely heard synthesizers, maybe you've even seen them in action. But do you know how they work? Yeah.

Ninety years ago, an African American colony which had settled in Catcher in southeastern Crawford County was driven out by a throng of angry whites. The truth behind the violent expulsion is finally coming to light.

Rethinking the Violin To Celebrate American Innovation

Dec 6, 2013

Grammy-winning violinist, cross-genre composer and music educator Mark O'Connor wants to rethink our approach to strings. Katy Henriksen spoke to O'Connor prior to his "Appalachian Christmas" concert appearance in Fayetteville December 13 at the Walton Arts Center.

A Goal of 1,000 Voices Singing Together

Dec 4, 2013

The Ozarks Chorale has a goal to bring 1,000 voices singing the Hallelujah Chorus for the finale of their Christmas Concert December 14. Artistic Director Beth Withey elaborates on the plan and explains exactly why bringing so many voices together is such a magical experience. 

Staying True to Art

Nov 27, 2013

Quartet San Francisco founder and violinist Jeremy Cohen discusses the new album, "Pacific Premieres," and about what its like to work as an artist who doesn't fit easily defined roles. The album features a new string quartet from Gordon Goodwin who says he was well into his composing career before he "got the courage to dip into string quartet writing." In the liner notes he says "There is nowhere to hide in this genere, not for the composer or the musicians." Cohen elaborates on the form of string quartet writing as a scary format.  

SoNA Starts Season with a Bang

Nov 15, 2013

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas music director elaborates on the first concert of the season, featuring Schubert, Beethoven and Barber.

Pianist and Composer Ratko Delorko

Nov 13, 2013

German pianist and composer Ratko Delorko stops by to discuss his MIDI sonata and more prior to his performance for the UA music department.

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