Welcome to the Singletary Center for the Arts

The Otis A. Singletary Center is proud to once-again welcome audiences to the University of Kentucky campus for live events in the 2021-22 academic year.  As the performance home for the UK School of Music, as well as many nonprofit arts organizations, the Center provides professional, full-service venues for the creation, practical application, and dissemination of artistic, cultural and educational expressions by international, national, regional, university, and student performers, artists, and speakers.

In accordance with University of Kentucky COVID mitigation policies, all audience members are required to wear a mask or face covering at all times when attending events at the Singletary Center.  We thank you for your cooperation to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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UKSO presents Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 and Baber's "Frankenstein"


University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra 
John Nardolillo, conductor 

Sean Radermacher, DMA’23, conductor 
Merih Erdem Özden, DMA’23, conductor 
John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine 
Ahmed Adnan Saygun: Ayin Raksi  (Kentucky premiere)   
Joseph Baber: Suite from Frankenstein 
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 

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Arts & Culture Internship Fair

Arts & Culture Internship Fair

Wednesday, November 10 | 11am-1pm |

Singletary Center Lobby

Plan your next step! Meet with representatives from arts and cultural organizations and companies. Please dress in business attire and bring printed copies of your resume. Registration is required.

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UKSO presents Stravinksy's "Firebird" and Brahms' Violin Concerto

University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra 
John Nardolillo, conductor 

Jeehee Kang, DMA’23, violin 
Angélica Negrón: Me he perdido  (Kentucky premiere)                                                                         
Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto                                                                               …

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Collage: A Holiday Spectacular

UK Choirs presents "Collage: A Holiday Spectacular" in the SCFA Concert Hall. Rejoice in the holiday spirit with the 23rd annual Collage!

Celebrated vocalists and musicians from the UK School of Music and the Lexington Singers Children's Choir perform holiday favorites from close to home and around the globe, conducted by UK Director of Choirs, Dr. Jefferson Johnson.

Reserved Seating. All audience members are required to wear a mask or face covering over their nose and mouth while attending this performance to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for your cooperation.


Saturday December 4, 2:00pm

Saturday December 4, 7:30pm

Sunday December 5, 3:00pm

Kaija Saariaho

UKSO presents Mahler's "Titan Symphony"


University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra 
John Nardolillo, conductor 
Madison Jones, MM’23, violin 

Kaija Saariaho: Ciel d’hiver  "Winter Sky” 
Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto 
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1, “Titan" 

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Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa is one of today's top live performers. His enthusiastic shows are one of the biggest parts of his career and a favorite for music lovers worldwide. Hailed internationally as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation and cited by Guitar World Magazine as “the world's biggest blues guitarist,” Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream.

Backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians, the set list for this show will feature new songs alongside career-spanning favorites. By exceeding his own vertiginously high artistic goals, Bonamassa has shattered all expectations with 24 #1 Billboard Blues Albums (more than any other artist in history). Bonamassa’s career in the music industry has built steadily over the years and is only gaining more momentum.

Watch the music video for Bonamassa’s latest single, “The Heart that Never Waits” from his upcoming studio…

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UKSO presents Debussy's "La Mer" and Elgar's Cello Concerto


University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra 
John Nardolillo, conductor 

Jerram John, DMA’22, cello 
Sean Radermacher, DMA’23, conductor 

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Vivian Fung: Aqua
Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto
Claude Debussy: La Mer “The Sea”

Anna Thorsvaldsdottir

UKSO and UK Choirs: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony


University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra
John Nardolillo, Conductor

University of Kentucky Choirs
Jefferson Johnson, director
Lori Hetzel, director

April 22, 2022 | 7:30 PM | SCFA Concert Hall


Anna Thorsvaldsdottir: METACOSMOS
Arvo Part: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 Choral

Created 08/13/2021
Last Updated 10/13/2021