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2013 - 2014 calendar of events

THE OLMS September 7, 2013 | 7:30pm |



The Olms are a new band devoted to some old ways, recording to tape on vintage gear while writing songs in a classic folk-pop mode. The duo, consisting of J.D. King and Pete Yorn, sound as if they have been collaborating for decades with their vocal styles and songwriting meshing so well. Each melody has the potential to stick in your head throughout the day, and the band’s sound is a mix of their favorite influences – from Britpop to bluegrass – with a modern twist. Their names may already ring a bell, as Yorn has received critical acclaim for each of his two solo releases, starting with his 2001 debut, "musicforthemorningafter," and in 2009, he collaborated with Scarlett Johansson on an album of duets. King, who grew up in Riverside County, released "Here’s J.D. King" in 2008, and is also known for his photography, film work and affinity for motorcycles.

“Think the Three B’s here – Beatles, Byrds & Beach Boys.” StereoSubversion

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October 19, 2013 | 7:30pm |


Mayer Hawthorne has come a long way since his 2008 debut, and right now, he says, “Life is great.” He’s released two well-received full-length albums, had songs licensed for film and television, and toured the world with Bruno Mars, Foster The People, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, and the late Amy Winehouse. In the last five years, Mayer has grown as a singer, songwriter and in his desire for collaboration. Working with touring partners like Winehouse and Badu bolstered his vocal chops by teaching him how to use his voice as an instrument. Lyrically, he’s moved away from the bitter break-up tone of his first two albums toward more diverse storytelling and personal coming-of-age content, and he’s relaxed his DIY ethos of crafting every song from start to finish. Now, he’s motivated to create soul music that can win—win on the radio, win on the charts, win over clubs and win over hearts.

“His songs are like a breezy summer romance: best to enjoy them while they last and not worry about the future.” Orange County Register

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SAVION GLOVER’S November 16, 2013 | 7:30pm |


PRESENTED BY SINGLETARY CENTER FOR THE ARTS Savion Glover is a Tony-winning, hoofer, choreographer and producer. His numerous credits include the Broadway shows “The Tap Dance Kid;” “Black and Blue;” “Jelly’s Last Jam;” and “Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk,” and the films “Tap” with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr.; “Bamboozled” by Spike Lee; and “Happy Feet 1 and 2,” an Academy Award-winner choreographed by Glover. Under the direction of Glover, STePz is yet another exuberant celebration of tap dance to sound and sound to dance. In this dance production of Savion Glover’s STePz Glover and his ensemble of dancers take tap dance to new heights and levels while fusing traditional music selections of the past with his self-proclaimed tap style and energy of the future. This production of Savion Glover’s STePz exposes Glover’s capability of all complexities of jazz phrasing, both bass line and melody, the wild improvisations, structures and deconstruction, from departure to return. Savion Glover’s STePz once again displays the infinite versatility and virtuoso of Glover’s genius as a tap master.

“Explosions of foot-founded sound swept through the grand hall like thundering, hypnotic hail.” PEGASUS NEWS

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With the UK Wind Symphony | Cody Birdwell, conductor December 14, 2013 | 7:30pm |


A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve. He has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugal horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. Sandoval has been awarded 8 Grammy awards, and nominated 17 times. He has also received 6 Billboard Awards and an Emmy award, the latter for his composing work on the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, “For Love or Country,” starring Andy Garcia. One frequently speaks of Sandoval’s virtuoso technical ability or his specialty in high notes, but he who has seen him on the piano, lyrically improvising a ballad, or has had the opportunity to enjoy the diversity of his music, through his compositions from the most straight ahead jazz, Latin jazz or classical, knows that Sandoval is a the most multifaceted musician of our time.

“He moves comfortably across genres and instruments — using the trumpet to generate an apocalyptic range of sounds.” - Los Angeles Times

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with the UK Symphony Orchestra | John Nardolillo, conductor February 9, 2014 | 7:30pm |


If one word applies to Lang Lang, to the musician, to the man, to his worldview, to those who come into contact with him, it is “inspiration.” It resounds like a musical motif through his life and career. He inspires millions with his open-hearted, emotive playing, whether it be in intimate recitals or on the grandest of stages – such as the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where more than four billion people around the world viewed his performance, the Last Night of the Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall, or the Liszt 200th birthday concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Charles Dutoit which was broadcast live in more than 300 movie theaters around the United States and 200 cinemas across Europe (the first classical music cinemacast to be headlined by a solo artist). He forms enduring musical partnerships with the world’s greatest artists, from conductors such as Daniel

Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel and Sir Simon Rattle, to artists from outside of classical music – among them dubstep dancer Marquese “nonstop” Scott, king of the crooners Julio Inglesias and jazz titan Herbie Hancock. “Time Magazine” has recently included Lang Lang in the “Time 100”, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, naming him as a symbol of the youth of China, and its future. Lang Lang is the cultural ambassador of the cities of Shenzhen and Shenyang. In July 2012 he relayed the London Olympic torch in London just before the opening of the XXX Olympiad.

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“A stellar Chinese pianist who makes his own rules.” LA TIMES “He sat patiently through the orchestra's introduction, and then - bang! crash! - he burst into a frenzy of furious passagework and thunderous chords that barely let up for another half an hour. This is Lang Lang's M.O.” SF GATE

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with the UK Symphony Orchestra | John Nardolillo, conductor February 28, 2014 | 7:30pm PRESENTED BY SINGLETARY CENTER FOR THE ARTS Is it lounge or is it swing? Is it world music or is it classical music? Is it jazz or is it samba? If you think one band couldn’t possibly do them all, have a listen to the 12-piece “little orchestra” called Pink Martini.

“Pink Martini is like a romantic Hollywood musical of the 1940s or 50s – but with a global perspective which is modern,” says founder and artistic director, Thomas M. Lauderdale. “We bring melodies and rhythms from different parts of the world together to create something which is new and beautiful.”

Drawing inspiration from music all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old fashioned pop – Lauderdale founded the “little orchestra” in 1994 in Portland, OR. All twelve members of Pink Martini come from multicultural families, studying different languages, as well as different styles of music from different parts of the world. At one moment you feel like you are in the middle of a samba parade in Rio de Janeiro, and in the next moment, you are in a French music hall of the 1930s or a palazzo in Napoli.

“Impressive at every musician’s station, this ensemble produces music that’s charming and elegant.” VARIETY

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2013/2014 Season

Dates subject to change, visit for ticket information and a full event calendar:

UK Opera Theatre presents a new production of BOUBLIL & SCHÖNBERG’S Les Misérables

UK Symphony Orchestra September 27, 7:30pm March 28, 7:30pm April 25, 7:30pm

Verdi’s Requiem UK Symphony Orchestra and UK Choirs October 25, 7:30pm

UK Bands September 15, 3pm October 16, 7:30pm November 25, 7:30pm February 15, 7pm April 27, 3pm and 7:30pm

UK Choirs’ Collage December 7, 7:30pm December 8, 3pm

Les Misérables is licensed by Music Theatre International (MTI) by arrangement with CAMERON MACKINTOSH LTD.

Lexington Opera House October 10-13, 16-20 Tickets sold thru Lexington Center Box Office: 859-233-3535 $75.50 - $20.50

Little Nemo in Slumberland UK Opera Theatre Undergraduate Studio Daron Hagen & JD McClathy Singletary Center for the Arts February 1, 7:30pm February 2, 2pm Tickets sold thru SCFA Ticket Office $22 adults / $12 students Don Giovanni Lexington Opera House March 6-9

UK Jazz Ensemble October 3, 7:30pm October 20, 3pm December 11, 7:30pm February 13, 7:30pm

Tickets sold thru Lexington Center Box Office: 859-233-3535 $46.50 - $15.50

UK Choirs November 1, 7pm November 8, 7:30pm March 25, 7:30pm March 27, 7:30pm

Singletary Center for the Arts June 13, 14, 20, 21, 7:30pm June 15 & 22, 2pm

UK Percussion Ensemble November 3, 3pm March 6, 7:30pm

It’s a Grand Night for Singing!

Tickets sold thru SCFA Ticket Office $45 and $40

UK Department of Theatre 2013/2014 Season Zombie Town: A Documentary Play by Tim Bauer October 3-5, 10-12, 7:30pm and October 13, 2pm A Christmas Carol December 5-7, 7:30pm and December 7-8, 2pm (Re)Action: Winter Dance Concert January 31, February 1, 7:30pm and February 2, 2pm Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl February 20-22, 7:30pm and February 27-28 and March 1, 7:30pm and March 2, 2pm GUIGNOL THEATRE Tickets sold thru SCFA Ticket Office $15 adults / $10 students Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat April 25-26, 7:30pm and April 26-27, 2pm Lyrics by Tim Rice | Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR速 DREAMCOAT is presented through an exclusive arrangement with R & H Theatricals and The Really Useful Group Limited. TM 1991 The Really Useful Group Limited 速Technicolor is the registered trademark of Technicolor group of companies

LEXINGTON OPERA HOUSE Tickets sold thru Lexington Center Box Office: 859-233-3535 $25 adults / $20 students

CENTRAL KENTUCKY YOUTH ORCHESTRA 2013/14 Season Fall Concert featuring the Symphony & Concert Orchestras November 10, 7:30pm Winter Concert featuring the Repertory & Preparatory String Orchestras December 8, 7:30pm Teen Arts Concert featuring the Symphony, Concert, Repertory, Preparatory String & Jazz Arts Orchestras February 23, 7pm Spring Concert featuring the Repertory & Preparatory String Orchestras May 4, 7:30pm Season Finale Concert featuring the Symphony & Concert Orchestras May 18, 3pm Tickets sold thru SCFA Ticket Office $6 - $10

CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY 2013/14 Season ARIEL STRING QUARTET September 29, 3:00pm WARNER NUZOVA October 13, 3:00pm MORGENSTERN PIANO TRIO November 3, 3:00pm CHAMBER PLAYERS OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY February 16, 7:30pm CHAMBER ORCHESTRA KREMLIN March 23, 3:00pm All tickets sold by SCFA $22 adults / $6.50 students FREE for UK Students Subscriptions are available by calling the SCFA Ticket Office

LEXINGTON PHILHARMONIC 2013/14 Season REVOLUTION! with Caroline Goulding, violin September 20 FANTASY with Sonya and Elizabeth Schumann, piano soloists November 15 LOVE with Pable Sรกinz Villegas, guitar February 14 GOLD RUSH with Charlie Chaplin March 14

SAYKALY GARBULINSKA COMPOSERIN-RESIDENCE WORLD PREMIERE with award-winning composer Adam Schoenberg and Tchaikovsky Competition winner Narek Haknazaryan, cello April 11 BEETHOVEN 9 with soprano Jennifer Zetlan, the Lexington Singers, the Lexington Chamber Chorale and the Kentucky Bach Choir May 16

All tickets sold thru the Lex Phil Offices: 859-233-4226 until the day of the show. SCFA Ticket Office sells tickets starting at 10am on the day of the show. $70 - $20 depending on seat location All shows at 7:30pm

STUDIO PLAYERS 2013/14 Season

BLUEGRASS YOUTH BALLET PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER IN ONE ACT December 20, 7:30pm December 21, 3pm Tickets $17 adults / $14 children All sold through SCFA Ticket Office All held in the SCFA Concert Hall

Dracula Bites By Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate September 19 – October 6 Directed by Ross Carter Improbable Fiction By Alan Ayckbourn November 14 – December 1 Directed by Bob Singleton   Love, Loss, and What I Wore By Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman January 9 – 26 Directed by Ellen Hellard

Beyond Therapy By Christopher Durang March 6 – 23 Directed by Mary Christopher Grogan Perfect Wedding By Robin Hawdon May 8 – 25 Directed by Gary McCormick CARRIAGE HOUSE THEATRE (NOT SCFA) Tickets sold thru SCFA Ticket Office $18 adults / $10 students SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING THE SCFA TICKET OFFICE.

MOSCOW BALLET PRESENTS GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER The origin of The Nutcracker, a classic Christmas story, is a fairy tale ballet in two acts centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration. Alexandre Dumas Père’s adaptation of the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann was set to music by Tchaikovsky and originally choreographed by Marius Petipa. It was commissioned by the director of Moscow’s Imperial Theatres, Ivan Vsevolozhsky, in 1891, and premiered a week before Christmas 1892. Since premiering in western countries in the 1940s, this ballet has become perhaps the most popular to be performed around Christmas time. The story centers on a young girl’s Christmas Eve and her awakening to the wider world and romantic love. The composer made a selection of eight of the more popular pieces before the ballet’s December 1892 premiere, forming what is currently known as the Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a, as is heard in Moscow Ballet productions. The suite became instantly popular; however the complete ballet did not achieve its great popularity as a Christmas performance event until almost 100 years later. November 26, 7:30pm | SCFA CONCERT HALL Tickets $27.50 - $175 depending on seat location

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CONNECT Invest in the Singletary Center for the Arts Thank you for your patronage of the Singletary Center, a part of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Kentucky. The institution’s profits support our mission to provide artistic, cultural and education events for the University, Lexington and the Commonwealth. The Singletary Center has been a major cultural resource for nearly 35 years and continues to serve as a vehicle for transformational arts experiences.

Currently, there are a number of items on our wish list including: Lighting Equipment Sound Equipment New flooring for the Concert Hall stage New lobby signage

With more than 400 public events each year as well as classes, rehearsals and private events, maintaining the Singletary Center is not inexpensive. We are committed to improving the patron experience as well as keeping up with advances in performing arts venue technology.

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3. Select ‘Fine Arts’ in the first drop-down menu under ‘Gift Information’ 4. Select ‘Center for the Arts’ in the second dropdown menu To mail your gift: Make your check payable to: “UK College of Fine Arts” with Singletary Center in the memo line and mail to: Kim Harris UK College of Fine Arts Development Director 206 Fine Arts Building Lexington, KY 40506-0022 To discuss customized pledge options: Kim Harris 859-257-3145,

An Exploration of the Peoples, Lands and Livelihoods of Inner Mongolia and Kentucky

Adam Pennavaria, Kentucky Kernel

Free events at the Singletary Center include: • Inner Mongolian Music and Dance: September 25, 7:30pm • Music and dance with students from Inner Mongolia University and the UK College of Fine Arts: September 26, 7:30pm

A unique artistic, cultural and educational exchange among the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts, the UK Confucius Institute and the Art College of Inner Mongolia University.

• UK Symphony Orchestra with Inner Mongolia University artists: September 27, 7:30pm Plus, art exhibitions throughout campus.

UK ART MUSEUM REMBRANDT, RUBENS, GAINSBOROUGH AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF PAINTING IN EUROPE  from the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky  June 30 - September 22, 2013 Admission: $8 / $5 senior citizens Free for all students/ UK staff & alumni / Free Friday nights 5-8 pm

INNOVATORS AND LEGENDS: Generations In Textiles & Fibers October 13 2013 - January 5, 2014 Admission: $8 / $5 senior citizens Free for all students/ UK staff & alumni / Free Friday nights 5-8 pm

CHARLES ANTOINE COYPEL, The Education of the Virgin, oil on canvas, from the Speed Art Museum

PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE COLLECTION January 26 - April 20, 2014 Admission: FREE

This exhibition explores the emergence of fiber arts as a fine art and showcases the contemporary fine art textile The treasures on loan from the Speed and fabric movement with works by Art Museum include works by artists internationally celebrated masters, top from The Netherlands, Flanders, France, North American artists, and promising Italy, Germany, and England. newcomers.

Drawn from the Art Museum’s extensive collection of nearly 1300 photographs, this thematic exhibition examines the history of photography. WHERE IS THE UK ART MUSEM The UK Art Museum is located in the west lobby of the Singletary Center. Tikcets are to their exhibits can be purchased at the museum. They are closed on Mondays. For more info go to

SINGLETARY CENTER INFO WAYS TO ORDER TICKETS: By phone: 859-257-4929 Online: In person: Singletary Center Ticket Office, 405 Rose Street, Lexington Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. However, tickets are exchangeable to another event in the same run. Lobby doors open approximately one hour prior to all performances. Theatre doors will open a half hour prior to the performance start time.

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