Music Performance

UK Grad Student Singing in Met’s ‘Porgy and Bess’: Q&A With Soprano Makeda Hampton

Story courtesy of UKNow 

Hampton, a soprano from New Castle, Delaware, is part of the critically acclaimed cast of the Met’s 2019-20 production of “Porgy and Bess.” The opera, which also features seven UK alumni, has been such a hit that three performances were added to its winter run that began Jan. 8.

A dreamer of dreams

Audrey Belle Adams (BM '19), originally from Louisville, Ky., was a 2015 All-Tech Music Scholar at UK. Throughout her time in the Opera Theatre program, she was seen on stage during It’s a Grand Night for Singing, Ragtime, The Barber of Seville, The Old Maid and the Thief, and Amahl and the Night Visitors. Audrey also performed regularly with the Lexington Theatre Company during their production of Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, and Concert with the Stars.

So Much to Do This Summer at CFA

The benefits of our current offerings are significant. These programs offer a unique opportunity for CFA to give back to the Commonwealth community, whether it is from expanding knowledge to current teachers, providing arts-based learning for middle and high school students, or providing hands on work experience for our currently enrolled CFA students. There is an enrichment program for everyone who has a love of the arts.

School of Music goes to Carnegie Hall

The School, along with the UK College of Fine Arts and the UK Alumni Association, will be hosting a pre-concert reception for patrons, family members, supporters, and friends at Carnegie Hall, beginning at 6:30 p.m. prior to the concert at Carnegie Hall by the UK Wind Symphony and UK Symphony Orchestra.

CFA Research and Creative Activity

This report attempts to capture, in part, many of those events and studies of artistic engagement that have occurred in the 2017 -18 academic year. Whether giving a presentation, exhibiting in a gallery show, publishing books and articles, or performing in musical venues around the world, CFA faculty are actively exploring the human condition through their creativity and risk.

UK Opera Theatre welcomes acclaimed soprano

Acclaimed soprano Joanna Mongiardo will be on UK's campus as a visiting lecturer and guest artist in the UK Opera Theatre program February 4 through 9. She will offer a voice masterclass from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. Thursday, February 7, in the Singletary Center Recital Hall. The masterclass is open to UK students who have signed up to sing.

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