Friends of Music Ethereal Series

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Friends of Music Ethereal Series 2017-2018
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ethereal Brewing
1224 Manchester St, Lexington, KY 40504
7pm–9pm, Live Music

10% of the sales from 7pm–9pm will benefit UK Friends of Music!


Dr. Kevin Holm-Hudson
Associate Professor, Music Theory
Coordinator, Division of Music Theory and Composition
UK School of Music


Rob Rawlings
Band Director, Bath County High School
2003 UK BMME graduate

Bluegrass Series - Finn Magill

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Part of the Appalachia in the Bluegrass traditional music series

Multi-instrumentalist, multimedia director and composer “Finn the fiddler” has watched his career surge ever since the 2016 release of his 2-disc concept album Roots & Branches which debuted at #46 on the Folk DJ charts. Roots is a pure-drop disc of Irish trad and an homage to the music and musicians that first inspired Magill’s fiddling. "I made a point that all the musicians you hear on Roots are musicians with whom I played when I was that age." -Andrew Finn Magill (The Living Tradition)

Guitar Series - Romilio Orellana

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 7:30pm

The closing concert of the 2017-2018 season features one of Chile’s foremost guitar virtuosos.  Winner of multiple competitions in South America and Europe, Orellana has forged a multifaceted concertizing and recording career performing in more than thirty countries both as a soloist and as half of the Orellana-Orlandini GuitarDuo. 

$15 general/$10 students

UK Guitar Weekend - Nicolò Spera

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 7:30pm

Italian guitarist and CU Boulder Professor of Guitar Nicolò Spera brings to his teaching and performing a unique synthesis of European and American traditions. Spera is also one of the few guitarists in the world to perform on a ten-string guitar, with which he has made captivating recordings of music by JS Bach and Maurice Ohana. 

$15 general/$10 students

UK Guitar Studio FALL Showcase

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 7:30pm

Come and hear why students from as far away as Chile, Mexico, and Puerto Rico come to UK to perfect their guitar skills. Together with some of Kentucky's formidable guitar talent, they will deliver an unforgettable concert of solo and ensemble music.


Guitar Series - Xavier Jara

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 7:30pm

One of the most sought after guitarists of his generation, this young virtuoso recently took first prize at the Guitar Foundation of America’s International Concert Artist Competition. Come and hear why critics all over the world are raving about Jara's musical prowess. This is a not-to-miss concert, and will surely be the first of many visits by Jara to Kentucky.

$15 general/$10 students

Guitar Series - Dieter Hennings

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 7:30pm

Mexican-born guitarist Dieter Hennings arrived in Lexington eight years ago to direct the guitar program at UK. Hennings opens the season in style with a program centered around two monumental sets of variations on the ancient Iberian folksong La Folia de España.

Exhibition - Faculty Series: Vol. I

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:30pm to Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

August 31 - September 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, 8/31 @ 4:30-6:30pm
Gallery Hop Reception: Friday, September 15 @ 5-8pm