UK Guitar Ensembles

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 7:30pm

The UK Guitar Ensembles are presenting highlights from their tour to Brazil last summer. Featuring music by the master of new tango, Astor Piazzolla, music by Brazilian composer Sergio Assad, and arrangements of famous works by of Johannes Brahms. 

An Evening of Voice and Guitar Song

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 5:30pm

The annual voice and guitar recital features a collaboration from students and faculty of both areas. An evening of intimate music that features baroque vocal music to Spanish and Latin-American song. The evening will include student performances as well as some of UK’s voice faculty accompanied by guitar professor Dieter Hennings.

Judicael Perroy

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 7:30pm

Born in Paris in 1973, Judicaël Perroy began his guitar studies at the Paris Academy of Music at the age of seven with Raymond Gratien. An acknowledged prodigy by the age of eleven, he won numerous prizes culminating with his triumph in October 1997 at the Guitar Foundation of America International Solo Competition, earning him the winner’s tour of the Americas, with over sixty concerts and master classes. He is in great demand as a teacher and adjudicator at numerous international festivals.

Jorge Caballero

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 7:30pm

A native of Lima, Peru, Jorge Caballero is the youngest musician and the only guitarist to win the Walter W. Naumburg International Competition Award, one of the most prestigious and coveted awards given to performers of any instrument, and comparable to the Pulitzer Prize for musicians. Widely regarded as one of the finest guitarists of his generation, the New York Times called him “a masterful guitarist” and praised his “deft, powerful technique.” 

Confronting the History and Contested Meanings of  "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "My Old Kentucky Home"

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 3:30pm

Confronting the History and Contested Meanings of  "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "My Old Kentucky Home"
A discussion led by James Revell Carr, Director of the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music
Friday, October 25, 2019, 3:30 pm
Niles Gallery
Free and open to the public


Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Part of the Appalachia in the Bluegrass series

Winterbirds offers a powerful take on Progressive Folk. Deeply versed in traditional Appalachian Folk, Bluegrass and Newgrass, Classical Music, and Contemporary Chamber Music, these young performers cloak timeless melodies in unusual instrumental colors and thrilling textures. At once familiar and strange, their debut album Shaker Songs weaves the poetry of the American Shakers into a compelling exploration of the tensions between humility, self-expression, and love.