Trey Dyer

University of Arkansas

The multifarious sounds of folk and world music dominate the Faulkner Performing Arts Center's (FPAC) third season on the University of Arkansas campus with acts ranging from a Jordanian singer to a one-man performance art piece on the music and work of Woody Guthrie.

Find out more in Katy Henriksen's interview with FPAC Executive Director Nicole Cotton and become a Facebook fan of Of Note with Katy Henriksen for your chance to win two season tickets.

Harmonia Mundi

In this week's Of Note on demand installment, we sample the ORA Singers' new album Many Are The Wonders, which features contemporary compositions inspired by the music of 16th century composer Thomas Tallis alongside deftly interpreted Tallis originals.

According to director Suzi Digby, the album is designed to reflect the belief that we are now experiencing a "new golden age for choral music." One minute with the new release and you would understand why.

Covering American folk songs to movie music, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) will perform at the 3rd Annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at the Walmart AMP in Rogers. The concert will be a more intimate and casual audience interaction than their normal performances according to SoNA Executive Director, Matthew Herren.