Welcome to the Singletary Center for the Arts

The Otis A. Singletary Center for the Arts welcomes you to the University of Kentucky campus for live events in the 2022-23 academic year.  As the performance home for the UK School of Music, as well as many other local nonprofit arts organizations, the Singletary 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.  We invite you to share in the joy, beauty, and excitement of live performance in Lexington’s premiere performing arts center.


Headshot of JuRang Kim


Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 7:30pm


Singletary Center for the Arts
Lexington, Kentucky

University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra
John Nardolillo, conductor
Sean Radermacher, DMA'23, conductor
JuRang Kim, DMA’22, violin

Florence Price: The Oak (Kentucky Premiere)
Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 9 “The Great"                

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.        …

Choir singers on stage

UK Choirs 25th Annual "Collage: A Holiday Spectacular”

The University of Kentucky Choirs presents the 25nd annual “Collage: A Holiday Spectacular,” Dec. 3 and 4th, at the Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall.  

“Collage” is a fast-paced and visually exciting concert featuring more than 500 celebrated vocalists and musicians from the UK School of Music and the Lexington Singers Children’s Choir coming together to perform holiday favorites from close to home and around the globe.  

A Central Kentucky holiday tradition, “Collage” is presented by the UK Choirs under the direction of Jefferson Johnson, director of UK Choral Activities, and Lori Hetzel, associate director of UK Choral Activities. Performances by UK Chorale, UK Choristers,  UK Women's Choir, UK Men's Chorus, acoUstiKats, Paws and Listen, and Blue Note.


Saturday 12/3, 2:00pm: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8050267/collagea-holiday-spectacular-lexington-…

Continuous Variation Poster

Lexington Philharmonic presents "Continuous Variation"


presented by
Lexington Philharmonic
Saturday, February 18, 2023 | 7:30 PM
Singletary Center for the Arts
405 Rose St.
Lexington, KY 40508

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich - Symphony No. 1: Three Movements for Orchestra
Béla Bartók - Viola Concerto (Serly Edition)
    Jordan Bak, viola 
Johannes Brahms - Symphony No.3, in F major

Continuous Variation, at the Singletary Center for the Arts, derives its name from a technique used by composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich in her Symphony No. 1, a work which demonstrates the potential of a handful of ideas to develop into new material. This piece was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1983, making Zwillich the first female composer to receive this esteemed prize. Violist Jordan Bak joins LexPhil to perform Béla Bartók’s Viola Concerto, left unfinished at his death and completed by Tibor Serly from sketches, memories and ideas. The evening concludes…

Bloom Poster

Lexington Philharmonic presents "Bloom"


presented by
Lexington Philharmonic
Saturday, May 20, 2023 | 7:30 PM
Singletary Center for the Arts
405 Rose St.
Lexington, KY 40508

Anna Clyne – Color Field
Viet Cuong - Re(new)al: Percussion Quartet Concerto
    Featuring Sandbox Percussion
    Ian David Rosenbaum, Jonny Allen, Terry Sweeney, Victor Caccese
Julia Perry - Homunculus C. F.
Robert Schumann - Symphony No.1 in B-flat major “Spring”

The 2022 - 2023 Season finale concert, Bloom, marks the arrival of spring with works celebrating the beauty of color and renewal of the earth. This concert at the Singletary Center for the Arts includes works celebrating the flourishing beauty of color including Anna Clyne’s Color Field and Robert Schumann’s joyous Symphony No. 1 “Spring.” Guest percussion quartet Sandbox Percussion join the orchestra for Viet Cuong’s work Re(new)al a concerto for percussion quartet and orchestra,…

Created 08/13/2021
Last Updated 08/22/2022