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.

 

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Lexington Philharmonic presents "Limitless"

LIMITLESS

presented by
Lexington Philharmonic
Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Singletary Center for the Arts
405 Rose St.
Lexington, KY 40508

Gabriela Lena Frank - Three Latin American Dances
Samuel Barber - Violin Concerto
Simone Porter, violin
Aaron Copland - Symphony No. 3

In the first full-orchestra performance of the season, LexPhil takes the stage at the Singletary Center for the Arts in a program celebrating the unbounded potential in all of us with Limitless. The evening opens with Gabriela Lena Frank’s Three Latin American Dances, inspired by the many musical traditions born of diverse Latin American cultures. Violinist Simone Porter returns as guest artist for the lyrical Barber Violin Concerto. Closing the program is Aaron Copland’s expansive Symphony No. 3, with its famous quotation of his Fanfare for the Common Man, exhibiting his abstract voice and accessible beauty to create a score that is, in…

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Lexington Philharmonic presents "Continuous Variation"

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…

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Lexington Philharmonic presents "Bloom"

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,…

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