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 Stravinksy's "Firebird" and Brahms' Violin Concerto

University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra
John Nardolillo, Conductor
JeeHee Kang, DMA'23, violin

December 2nd, 2021 | 7:30 PM | SCFA Concert Hall

PROGRAM:

Angelia Negron: Me he perdido (Kentucky premiere)
Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto
Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Igor Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919 version)

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…

Image of Dr. Lori Hetzel conducting choirs

COLLAGE: A Holiday Spectacular presented by UK Choirs

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, Associate Director of Choirs, Dr. Lori Hetzel, and Prof. Elizabeth Wilson.

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.

Performances

Saturday December 4, 2:00pm

Saturday December 4, 7:30pm

Sunday December 5, 3:00pm

Dr. Lori Hetzel conducing choirs

COLLAGE: A Holiday Spectacular presented by UK Choirs

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, Associate Director of Choirs, Dr. Lori Hetzel, and Prof. Elizabeth Wilson.

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.

Performances

Saturday December 4, 2:00pm

Saturday December 4, 7:30pm

Sunday December 5, 3:00pm

Dr. Lori Hetzel conducting choirs

COLLAGE: A Holiday Spectacular presented by UK Choirs

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, Associate Director of Choirs, Dr. Lori Hetzel, and Prof. Elizabeth Wilson.

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.

Performances

Saturday December 4, 2:00pm

Saturday December 4, 7:30pm

Sunday December 5, 3:00pm

ballet dancers on stage

Bluegrass Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker in One Act

Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents "The Nutcracker in One Act" in the SCFA Concert Hall.

This shortened performance of The Nutcracker (presented in a single, family-friendly act) was created with younger audiences in mind, condensing the enchantment to capture the attention of kids.

Reserved Seating. Free tickets for children 3 & under available at the SCFA Box Office.

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.

Nate Bargatze

Nate Bargatze: The Raincheck Tour

Nate Bargatze
Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 | 7PM | Singletary Center for the Arts
 

Fresh off the release of Nate Bargatze's highly anticipated second Netflix special, “The Greatest Average American,” now streaming worldwide on Netflix, “The Raincheck Tour” will feature all new material.

Hailing from Old Hickory, Tennessee, stand-up comedian Nate Bargatze is selling out shows across the world on his Raincheck Tour. In July 2020, the comedian teamed up with All Things Comedy to release his weekly podcast, Nateland. The world is a crazy place and there's plenty of podcasts out there tackling the tough issues. However, Nateland will tackle the meaningless issues that we face day to day to give listeners a much-needed mental break from fighting the good fight. New episodes release Wednesdays, with video available on Nate’s YouTube channel and audio available everywhere you get podcasts.

Nate followed in the showbiz footsteps of his dad, a…

Nate Bargatze: The Raincheck Tour

Nate Bargatze: The Raincheck Tour

Nate Bargatze
Thursday, January 13th, 2022 | 7PM | Singletary Center for the Arts
 

Fresh off the release of Nate Bargatze's highly anticipated second Netflix special, “The Greatest Average American,” now streaming worldwide on Netflix, “The Raincheck Tour” will feature all new material.

Hailing from Old Hickory, Tennessee, stand-up comedian Nate Bargatze is selling out shows across the world on his Raincheck Tour. In July 2020, the comedian teamed up with All Things Comedy to release his weekly podcast, Nateland. The world is a crazy place and there's plenty of podcasts out there tackling the tough issues. However, Nateland will tackle the meaningless issues that we face day to day to give listeners a much-needed mental break from fighting the good fight. New episodes release Wednesdays, with video available on Nate’s YouTube channel and audio available everywhere you get podcasts.

Nate followed in the showbiz footsteps of his dad, a former…

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…

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