Events

Sep 30 2022 | 12 - 1pm

Appalachia in the Bluegrass Concert Series, sponsored by The John Jacob Niles Center for American Music and the UK College of Fine Arts

This Lexington trio, formed in 1993 as Tall Dark and Handsome (TDH), is a rare blend of jazz and regional music. The original songwriting and country singing of Bev Futrell, of the legendary Reel World String Band, is the centerpiece. Other members include champion fiddler Karen Jones and jazz…

John Jacob Niles Gallery
Free
Sep 30 2022 | 3:30 - 5pm

The Division of Musicology & Ethnomusicology, in collaboration with FOCUS: the University of Kentucky Music Graduate Students Association, announces several Fall lectures by invited scholars and alumni of the PhD program.

ALUMNI LECTURE:  Dr. César Leal, "Cakewalking in Paris: Representations and Contexts of African American Culture"

John Jacob Niles Gallery
Free
Sep 30 2022 | 7:30pm, Oct 1 2022 | 7:30pm, Oct 1 2022 | 2pm, Oct 2 2022 | 2pm

UK Opera Theatre presents
The Magic Flute

Performances:
Friday, Sept. 30 - 7:30PM
Saturday, Oct. 1 - 2:00PM & 7:30PM
Sunday, Oct. 2 - 2:00PM
at the Lexington Opera House

The Magic Flute 
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

Mozart’s timeless classic follows the adventures of Prince Tamino and his accidental sidekick Papageno, as they set out to rescue the Queen of the Night's…

Lexington Opera House
Students - $17; Adults - $47-$87, based on location
Oct 1 2022

The primary mission of this competition is to encourage and support exceptionally gifted high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who currently display potential for success in solo classical voice performance. Cash prizes will be awarded.  

Repertoire requirements

Participants must offer three selections for the competition. At least two songs or arias from the standard "classical" vocal repertoire - folk songs…
Schmidt Vocal Arts Center
$35 advanced registration to participate
Oct 2 2022 | 7:30pm

UK Jazz Faculty Sextet presents:
Kith and Kin and Friends
Program to be announced from stage.

Kith and Kin is: Ross Whitaker, guitar, Eli Utal-Veroff, bass, and Paul Deatherage, drums.

Friends are: Miles Osland, saxophone, Brad Kerns, trombone, and Raleigh Dailey, piano.

Singletary Recital Hall
FREE
Oct 7 2022 | 12 - 1pm

Appalachia in the Bluegrass Concert Series, sponsored by The John Jacob Niles Center for American Music and the UK College of Fine Arts

Kentucky Dancer & Musician, Carla Grover, teaches a traditional Appalachian Flatfooting Workshop "with cornbread in my skillet and a song in my heart! I share flatfooting, ballads, and banjo with lovers of Appalachian Culture everywhere. Let me help you find your yee-haw!"

John Jacob Niles Gallery
Free
Oct 9 2022 | 3 - 4:30pm

Featuring UK Jazz ensembles including UK Mega-Sax, UK Lab Band, and the UK Jazz Ensemble.

Singletary Center
ADULT: $10.00, STUDENT: $4.00
Oct 11 2022 | 7pm

The University of Kentucky Tuba-Euphonium Studio will host its annual series of concerts throughout the month of October. Join us for any of the following recitals:

UK Tuba-Euphonium Studio Recital #1 on October 11th at 7 pm
UK Tuba-Euphonium Studio Recital #2 on October 12th at 7:30 pm
Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble concert on October 26th at 7:30 pm.

All events are free and in the Singletary Center Recital Hall.

Singletary Recital Hall
Free
Oct 12 2022 | 7:30pm

The University of Kentucky Tuba-Euphonium Studio will host its annual series of concerts throughout the month of October. Join us for any of the following recitals:

UK Tuba-Euphonium Studio Recital #1 on October 11th at 7 pm
UK Tuba-Euphonium Studio Recital #2 on October 12th at 7:30 pm
Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble concert on October 26th at 7:30 pm.

All events are free and in the Singletary Center Recital Hall.

Singletary Recital Hall
FREE
Oct 14 2022 | 12 - 1pm

Appalachia in the Bluegrass Concert Series, sponsored by The John Jacob Niles Center for American Music and the UK College of Fine Arts

CornMaiz is a nouveau old-time family string band from Kentucky featuring original music, traditional, old-time tunes from Eastern Kentucky, and unique versions of some famous cover songs.  The band features clawhammer banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass, fiddle, and three part harmonies. …

John Jacob Niles Gallery
Free
Oct 14 2022 | 3:30 - 5pm

The Division of Musicology & Ethnomusicology, in collaboration with FOCUS: the University of Kentucky Music Graduate Students Association, announces several Fall lectures by invited scholars and alumni of the PhD program.

MacAdam Lecture:  Dr. Gillian Rodger, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, "Contextualizing Cross-dressed Performance in 19th-Century Theater: Issues of Gender, Class, and Sexuality."

John Jacob Niles Gallery
FREE
Oct 14 2022 | 7pm
Melodías de Latinoamerica

Presented by UK Opera Theatre.
A festival of songs celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Featuring Dr. Noemi Lugo, Alicia Helm McCorvey, Dr. Martin Neron, students from the vocal studios of Dr. Everett McCorvey, Cynthia Lawrence-Calkins, and Dieter Hennings Yeomans.   

Singletary Recital Hall
FREE
Oct 16 2022 | 1pm

UK Percussion Ensemble

Featuring works by:

Shostakovich, Raymond Helble, Heng Liu, Daniel Berg, David Gordon, Brian Mason, Rob Smith

Singletary Recital Hall
FREE
Oct 16 2022 | 3pm

University of Kentucky Bands presents Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

University of Kentucky Wind Symphony
Dr. John Cody Birdwell, Conductor
Ashley Shoupe, Graduate Conductor

Dr. ToniMarie Marchioni, Oboe
Dr. Allison Nicotera, Bassoon
and featuring Jenni Brandon, Guest Composer

Program to include Profanation by Leonard Bernstein, Zoom by Scott Boerma, “Double Concerto for Oboe, Bassoon,…

Singletary Concert Hall
ADULT: $10.00, STUDENT: $4.00
Oct 17 2022 | 7:30 - 9pm

UK Symphony Band and UK Concert Band

Singletary Concert Hall
Free