Voice

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.

Musicians, Theorists, and Historians Uncover the Truth in Art

Imagine yourself huddled into a muddy trench on the western front with the rest of your bedraggled platoon. It’s been a long, grueling year fighting for your life in a war that seems to have no meaning, but you and your brothers are aiming to lift each other spirits tonight – and perhaps pester the Germans that can certainly hear you across the artillery-ploughed field.  With a bit of amateur conducting by a young officer, you all break into a chorus of Land of Hope and Glory to fill the night with song.

The Other Years to Open Appalachia in the Bluegrass

Heather Summers and Anna Krippenstapel of The Other Years are both originally from Louisville, Kentucky. They were neighbors growing up and their friendship was more of a sisterhood. Their style of music brings back old-time traditions in the lyrics and acoustics.

Krippenstapel plays the fiddle and guitar, and is known as the harmony master. Her duo partner, Summers, is known for her guitar and banjo play, as well as vocals. While The Other Years take audiences back to a musical era that once was, they are still able to make the sound contemporary despite its appealing rusticity.