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When violinist Anne Akiko Meyers embarked on a new interpretation of Philip Glass' "Metamorphosis," the composer directed her to his longtime collaborator Michael Reisman.

Turns out Reisman was already collaborating with Meyers in her new release in an arrangement of Arvo Pärt's "Fratres."

These two meditative pieces on Meyers' album Mirror in Mirror (itself a reference to Pärt) contribute to a whole characterized by haunting beauty—featuring lullabies and sunken ships.

Of Note: Evocative Intimacies for Cello and Piano

Jun 17, 2019
Courtesy Avie Records

Explore evocative intimacies in a new duo recording of Chopin, Schumann and Grieg  from cellist Inbal Segev and pianist Juho Pohjonen.

"I think Chopin was a master of making the impression of a human voice on piano," explains Pohjonen.

"Chopin wrote mostly for piano, and very few works for other instruments," says Segev, elaborating that the cello lines in Chopin's Sonata in G Minor mimic the bel canto style of singing. 

Hear the full interview in the streaming link above.

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As part of their 2018-2019 season, the Fort Smith Chorale presented "Under the Stars," a performance at the First United Methodist Church Tuesday, April 30.

Described as "an evening of beauty and reflection," the performance features a diverse selection of choral works from the 20th and 21st centuries. Stream this live recording for a limited time.

Courtesy Fort Smith Symphony

The Fort Smith Symphony closes its season this Saturday, May 11, with Prokofiev's 3rd piano concerto, a world premiere that takes notes from the world of electronic dance music and Ravel's orchestration of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" featuring a collaboration with The Unexpected. Learn more in the on-demand streaming interview.

courtesy Geffrey Davis

Poet Geffrey Davis, who teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Arkansas recently won a 2019 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His new book of poetry, Night Angler, won the 2018 James Laughlin Award.  

When he stopped by the studio to discuss his journey into becoming a poet, he also read his poem "The Fidelity of Water," which was published in the New Yorker earlier this year

Night Angler is available now from BOA Editions.

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