Of Note

Classical Music For All

Brown BagUA Music Professor Johan Botes believes passionately about classical music for all. Instead of just talking about it, Botes is actively bringing classical music to everyone for free through the new series the UA Brown Bag Concerts at Central, held Mondays at noon through the month of April.
Chiara Quartet Gets to the Heart of Brahms

The ever enticing Chiara String Quartet goes to the heart in their new recording of Brahms. By harkening to an old tradition of memorizing full scores the quartet explains the liberation of playing Brahms quartets and a quintet from memory in their new album titled Brahms by Heart.

Jura Margulis Brings House Concert Tradition To UA

Jura MargulisPianist and UA music professor Jura Margulis brings the long tradition of a house concert to the University of Arkansas when he presents a piano recital at the Honors College's Ozark Hall Apr. 3, 6 p.m. In today's program Margulis explains more about this tradition and how he put together a classical concert in Ozark Hall.
The Challenge of Intimate Concerts

Laura AikinInternational soprano Laura Aikin has performed major roles in opera houses throughout the world. She presents an intimate song cycle concert with pianist Donald Sulzen for the John Harrison Opera Foundation Thursday, Apr. 3. As Aikin explains, such a concert -- without props, backdrops and elaborate costumes -- presents challenges that she tackles with her longtime accompanist Donald Sulzen.
Boston Mountain Brassworks Celebrates Brash and Beautiful

The UA faculty brass quintet celebrates both brash and beautiful in their concert tonight at the Stella Boyle Smith concert hall. One of the newest members of the ensemble, trombonist Cory Mixdorf, stops by to talk all things brass on today's show.