chamber music

Bethany Clarke

Lia Uribe, associate professor of music at the University of Arkansas, says two concerts at the University of Arkansas will shine a spotlight on brass instruments this week .

Thursday, Feb. 13

Saturday, Feb. 15

Katy Henriksen


With an aim to put women front and center, the University of Arkansas Music Department launched "She: A Festival of Women in Music," with concerts and lectures throughout the month of March.

The series continues Thursday, Mar. 14, with "Her Voice," a recital led by oboe professor Theresa Delaplain. Learn more about the many events planned and hear an in-studio performance from Delaplain along with Ronda Mains, flute, and Hyun Kim, piano. 

Of Note: A Soprano's Intimacy Through Art Songs

Jan 25, 2019
Kristin Hoebermann

Soprano Twyla Robinson remembers the weather on the day she knew she wanted to be a singer growing up in the rural town of Denham Springs, Louisiana.

"I grew up in a farm on a swamp," she says. "In that part of the world we didn't even have choir in high school. There was just no money."

Despite a foray into playing horn, because there was a marching band for the football team, she knew ultimately she wanted to sing. 

Woman in Water

The Arkansas New Music Ensemble will perform Composer Michael Daugherty’s song cycle "Labyrinth of Love" (2012) with soprano Moon-Sook Park on Dec 1. The ensemble is a University of Arkansas project led by director Jamal Duncan. 

Axiom Brass, a Chicago-based quintet, is on a mission to redefine chamber music for their instrument family and, as a result, the entire genre.

"People don't usually realize the more intimate side of brass playing," explains Kevin Harrison, tuba player for the quintet. "That's the approach we take. We play music and we share and talk about our experiences with that the pieces we play with our audiences to create that intimate connection."