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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UK Wind Symphony presents the Boston Brass

UK Wind Symphony, Dr. John Cody Birdwell, conductor

For over 30 years Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. From exciting classical arrangements to burning jazz standards and the best of original brass repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment that captivates all ages. The ensemble’s lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, bridges the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences with great music and boisterous fun. Boston Brass is a Yamaha Performing Group and performs exclusively on Yamaha instruments. With shared goals of musical excellence and educational outreach, Boston Brass and Yamaha endeavor to present concerts and masterclasses around the world, including a 2018 tour of major music conservatories in China.

In accordance with University of Kentucky COVID mitigation policies, all audience members are required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth at all times…

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The Art of Exchange: Music and Dance Collaborative Concert

The Art of Exchange: Music and Dance Collaborative Concert 
February 11 and 12, 7:30 pm | February 13, 2pm
Q&A following the February 12 performance
Singletary Center for the Arts

The Art of Exchange: Music and Dance Collaborative Concert presented by the UK Department of Theatre and Dance and the School of Music, features live music and dance performed by University of Kentucky students. The concert is full of variety, ranging from big-band, baroque, choral, electronic and percussion music and everything from modern, jazz, hip-hop and classical dance styles.

Throughout the years the School of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance have loved working together to share our creations with audiences. In the past, there have been extraordinary collaborations ranging from percussion performance for Theatre productions, a Trombone and Dance Concert, dance choreography presented for Opera Theatre and Choral ensembles as well as…

Kaija Saariaho

UKSO presents Mahler's "Titan Symphony"

University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra
John Nardolillo, Conductor
Madison Jones, MM'23, violin

February 18th, 2022 | 7:30 PM | SCFA Concert Hall

PROGRAM:
Witold Lutoslawki: Fanfare for Louisville
Kaija Saariaho: Ciel d'hiver "Winter Sky"
Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Gustav Mahler; Symphony No. 1, "Titan" 

Reserved Seating.

Children age 6 and older are welcome to attend UKSO concerts. UK Symphony Orchestra evening concerts are not appropriate for children under age 6 in an interest in maintaining a quiet and contemplative listening environment. Children who are not able to sit quietly through the performance may be asked to leave the concert hall. Children of all ages are welcome to attend UKSO school concerts.

Free Advance tickets for UK Students available exclusively through the SCFA Ticket Office, UK Student ID required - limit 1 per student. Free Advance tickets not available on day of show.…

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

March 25th, 2022 | 7:30 PM | SCFA Concert Hall

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

Reserved Seating.

Children age 6 and older are welcome to attend UKSO concerts. UK Symphony Orchestra evening concerts are not appropriate for children under age 6 in an interest in maintaining a quiet and contemplative listening environment. Children who are not able to sit quietly through the performance may be asked to leave the concert hall. Children of all ages are welcome to attend UKSO school concerts.

Free Advance tickets for UK Students available exclusively through the SCFA Ticket Office, UK Student ID required - limit 1 per student. Free Advance tickets not available…

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

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

Reserved Seating.

Children age 6 and older are welcome to attend UKSO concerts. UK Symphony Orchestra evening concerts are not appropriate for children under age 6 in an interest in maintaining a quiet and contemplative listening environment. Children who are not able to sit quietly through the performance may be asked to leave the concert hall. Children of all ages are welcome to attend UKSO school concerts.

Free Advance tickets for UK Students available exclusively through the SCFA Ticket Office, UK Student ID required - limit 1 per student. Free Advance tickets not available on day…

It's a Grand Night for Singing!

It's a Grand Night for Singing!

Friday, June 10th, 2022 at 8pm Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at 2pm Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at 8pm Sunday, June 12th, 2022 at 6pm Friday, June 17th, 2022 at 8pm Saturday, June 18th at 2pm Saturday, June 18th at 8pm Sunday, June 19th at 2pm

For 30 years, the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre has been delighting summertime audiences with the Emmy Award-winning singalong spectacular, featuring the best of Broadway from today and yesterday. Join us for a celebration from the past 30 years of It’s A Grand Night for Singing! with the best and brightest talent in Central Kentucky.  

Tickets:

Adult: $55-$45 by location Senior: $50-$40 by location UK Faculty: $50-40 by location UK Staff: $30 Student: $15 Groups of 25 or more: $50-$40 by location

All audience members are required to wear a mask or face covering over their nose and mouth while attending this performance to…

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