Daniel Caruth

Morning Host/Producer

KUAF Arts Beat: A Rising Wave in the Ozarks

Oct 23, 2018

When obtrusive buildings encroached on Anne Reichardt's view outside her home in Fayetteville, the artist turned frustration into inspiration. 

The structures, she says, were just a strip along the sprawling green land and she immediately invisioned a piece of white paper along the horizon. Gradually she began to play with the idea of how she could make a privacy screen into a work of art. Then a spark. 

BBC music/Llyr Williams

Welsh Pianist Llyr Williams tackles the complete solo piano repertoire of Beethoven in live reocdings from London's Wigmore Hall on his new 12-disc box set Beethoven Unbound.  The stunning cycle comprises nearly 14 hours of music, which Williams says comprise "all of life."

"The humorous moments to the tragic moments," he says. "It's just all there in Beethoven."

Learn more in this on-demand stream of Llyr Williams in conversation with Katy Henriksen.

For nearly 1,200 years the stream of pilgrims trekking the 750 miles from Paris to the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela has yet to cease. Today, modern 'pilgrims' come from all over to take up the "Camino de Santiago" and pay their respects at the shrine of Saint James. Like any good raod trip, the original travelers punctuated the journey with music.

Art Meripol

In the fall of 1974 Art Meripol, now a professional photgrapher, was a University of Arkansas journalism undergrad studying photography at the Fayetteville Farmers Market. The scene--with its abundant produce and vibrant array of people who sold and shopped there--proved the perfect backdrop for honing his craft. 

Forgotten by Meripol for 40 years, the collection went viral when he rediscovered a stack of dusty boxes and posted the pictures to Facebook in 2015. 

Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra

The Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra begins its 2018-19 season with a family friendly "Halloween Fantasia"  matinee concert Saturday, Sept. 29.  "Every single work that we perform this season is embracing and engaging,"remarks conductor Steven Byess. 

He speaks with Of Note's Katy Henriksen ahead of the opener to explain how this year's selection folds in music that appeals to young and old, including new pieces and favorites like Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2.