A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN Dear Friends, Welcome to the Singletary Center for the Arts, UK’s premiere performance venue supporting the academic mission of the College of Fine Arts and the greater Lexington community. This year the Singletary Center will present more than 400 events to audiences exceeding 200,000. Beyond the national and international talent that the Singletary Center produces, you will have opportunities to see our own students and faculty excel at the highest level. The College of Fine Arts has accomplished much already this year. The UK Symphony Orchestra performed with the Boston Pops. UK Opera Theatre opened its season with Roméo et Juliette. At the New York International Fringe Festival, the Department of Theatre presented civilian, in collaboration with the UK Veterans Resource Center and the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History. Cameras, flashes, and a talk by world-renowned photographer Eric Meola were at the center of the Department of Art’s second annual PhotoDay, an event that drew hundreds of students from across the Commonwealth to campus. The UK Percussion Ensemble performed at the prestigious Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis. The Ensemble has won the society’s International Collegiate Percussion Ensemble Contest four times, unprecedented among university programs. And only a few weeks ago our Master’s degree in Music Therapy, the first in the Commonwealth, was approved. The Arts Administration Program is preparing to launch an online graduate degree, the first at a public university. The Program recently hosted the Social Theory, Politics and the Art Conference, bringing artists and scholars from 24 states and nine countries to campus. We now have a Dance program in the Department of Theatre, with its inaugural concert in January. And the University recently purchased an historic warehouse for the Department of Art that we anticipate renovating soon. To continue to compete with the finest schools and conservatories in the nation, though, we must turn to you for assistance in funding student scholarships and faculty endowments. To learn about giving opportunities, please contact Kim Harris, Director of Development, at 859.257.3145, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your unwavering support of the College of Fine Arts!
Romeo and Juliet December 1-3, 8-11 3Dimensions:WinterDanceConcert January 27-28 August: Osage County February 23-25, March 1-4 Thoroughly Modern Millie April 19-21, 26-29
Photo of Shuling Fister by Dana Rogers
pink martini with the UK Symphony Orchestra John Nardolillo, Conductor
Saturday, December 10, 2011 7:30pm Singletary Center for the Arts Thomas M. Lauderdale, piano Storm Large, vocals Ari Shapiro, vocals Gavin Bondy, trumpet Jeffrey Budin, trombone Dan Faehnle, guitar Phil Baker, upright bass Nicholas Crosa, violin Timothy Nishimoto, vocals & percussion Brian Lavern Davis, congas, drums & percussion Derek Rieth, percussion Martin Zarzar, drums & percussion Pete Plympton, sound engineer
Program to be announced from the stage. Please refrain from flash photography and video taping. Please turn off your cell phones.
Pink Martini In 1994 in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, Thomas Lauderdale was working in politics, thinking that one day he would run for mayor. Like other eager politicians-in-training, he went to every political fundraiser under the sun … but was dismayed to find the music at these events underwhelming, lackluster, loud and un-neighborly. Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old- fashioned pop – and hoping to appeal to conservatives and liberals alike, he founded the “little orchestra”, Pink Martini, in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for progressive causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broad- casting, education and parks. After three years and a cast of different singers, Lauderdale called China Forbes, an old Harvard classmate who was living in New York City, and asked her to join Pink Martini. The band began to write songs together, and their first song – “Sympathique”, with the chorus “Je ne veux pas travailler” (“I don’t want to work”) – became an overnight sensation in France, and was even nominated for “Song of the Year” at France’s Victoires de la Musique Awards. “All of us in Pink Martini have studied different languages as well as different styles of music from different parts of the world,” says Lauderdale. “So inevitably, our repertoire is wildly diverse. At one moment, you feel like you’re in the middle of a samba parade in Rio de Janeiro, and in the next moment, you’re in a French music hall of the 1930s or a palazzo in Napoli. It’s a bit like an urban musical travelogue. We’re very much an American band, but we spend a lot of time abroad … and therefore have the incredible diplomatic opportunity to represent a broader, more inclusive America … the America which remains the most heterogeneously populated country in the world … composed of people of every country, every language, every religion.”
Featuring 12 regular musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia and New Zealand, South America and North America. Pink Martini made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998 under the direction of Norman Leyden. Since then, the band has gone on to play with more than 25 orchestras around the world, including multiple engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Boston Pops, the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, the San Francisco Symphony and the BBC Concert Orchestra in London. Other appearances include the grand opening of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s new Frank Gehry- designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, with return sold-out engagements for New Year’s Eve 2003, 2004 and 2008; two sold- out concerts at Carnegie Hall; the opening party of the remodeled Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the Governor’s Ball at the 80th Annual Academy Awards in 2008; and the opening of the 2008 Sydney Festival in Australia. Pink Martini’s debut album Sympathique was released independently in 1997 on the band’s own label Heinz Records (named after Lauderdale’s dog), and quickly became an international phenomenon, garnering the group nominations for “Song of the Year” and “Best New Artist” in France’s Victoires de la Musique Awards in 2000. Pink Martini released Hang On Little Tomato in 2004, Hey Eugene! in 2007 and Splendor In The Grass in 2009. In November 2010 the band released Joy To The World—a festive, multi-denominational holiday album featuring songs from around the globe. Joy To The World received rave reviews and was carried in Starbucks stores during the 2010/11 holiday seasons. All five albums have gone gold in France, Canada, Greece and Turkey, and have sold well over 2 million copies worldwide. In Fall 2011 the band will released two albums – an album of collaborations with legendary Japanese singer Saori Yuki entitled 1969, and A Retrospective, a collection of the band’s most beloved songs spanning their 15-year career, which includes eight unreleased tracks.
Storm Large Storm Large (vocals) has been singing since the age of five. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, Large moved to San Francisco and later to Portland, where she founded her band Storm and The Balls. The Balls developed a cult-like following in clubs for their “mash up” renditions of artists such as ABBA, Billy Idol, Led Zeppelin and Olivia Newton-John as well as their own compositions. Large shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova. In 2009 she performed her autobiographical musical memoir Crazy Enough to packed houses during its unprecedented 17-week sold-out run at Portland Center Stage. Recently Large performed the show to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Joe’s Pub in New York and throughout Australia. Crazy Enough is scheduled to appear Off-Broadway in Spring 2012 and a book version of her autobiography will be published by Simon & Schuster in this coming January. Large made her orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 2010 and will appear with her own band again with the Oregon Symphony later this season. Storm made her debut with Pink Martini in April 2011 singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, joined the band on their first ever tour in Brazil in May 2010, and appeared throughout the United States this summer, including performances at Central Park’s Summerstage and with the Minnesota Orchestra. Storm has released seven albums and made guest star appearances on at least a dozen others.
Ari Shapiro Ari Shapiro reports on the White House for NPR with a focus on national security and legal affairs. His stories appear on all of NPR’s newsmagazines, including All Things Considered and Morning Edition, where he is also a frequent guest host. Shapiro began covering the White House in 2010 after five years as NPR’s Justice Correspondent, during which time his coverage of Justice Department policies and controversies chronicled one of the most tumultuous periods in the department’s history. In 2009, he recorded the song “But Now I’m Back” with Pink Martini on the band’s fourth album, Splendor in the Grass. In 2010, he recorded two songs for Pink Martini’s holiday album, Joy to the World. He made his live singing debut on September 19, 2009, performing with Pink Martini at the Hollywood Bowl and has performed live with them frequently since then.
John Nardolillo, Music Director and Conductor John Nardolillo has appeared with more than thirty of the country’s leading orchestras, including the Seattle, San Francisco, Detroit, Atlanta, Dallas, Milwaukee, Utah, Columbus, Indianapolis, Oregon, Fort Worth, Buffalo, Alabama, Louisville, Missouri, North Carolina, Toledo, Vermont and Honolulu Symphonies. He also recently conducted concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and Carnegie Hall in New York. In the fall of 2010 he was the Music Director and conductor for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, a performance that featured 1500 performers and 200 horses, and was broadcast worldwide for a television audience of 500 million. Mr. Nardolillo made his professional conducting debut in 1994 at the Sully Festival in France, and has since made conducting appearances in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. He has led major American orchestras in subscription series concerts, summer and pops concerts, education concerts and tours, and for television and radio broadcasts. He has recorded for Naxos and Albany records, and has been featured in articles in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe and Vanity Fair magazine. In 2004 John Nardolillo joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky, where he is currently serving as the Director of Orchestras.
University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Founded in 1918, the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra began its 93rd season in the fall of 2011. The UK Symphony is a 100-member student orchestra that presents up to 50 concerts each year including classical, chamber and education concerts. The select group is made up of undergraduate and graduate students from across the United States, Asia, South America and Europe. Under the direction of John Nardolillo, the orchestra regularly performs with world renowned concert artists including Itzhak Perlman, Sarah Chang, Gil Shaham, Mark O’Connor, Lynn Harrell, Marvin Hamlisch, Denyce Graves, Ronan Tynan and Arlo Guthrie. In addition, the UK Symphony collaborates yearly with UK Opera Theatre and has recently presented Porgy and Bess, La Boheme, Die Fledermaus, Carmen, La Traviata and Madama Butterfly. The orchestra performs in the Concert Hall at the Singletary Center for the Arts and on tour, including concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2007 and 2010, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC in 2009. Over the last three years, they have also begun an active outreach program bringing classical music to all corners of the Commonwealth. To date, they have performed for more than 10,000 students as part of their new initiative. In addition to live performances, the UK Symphony has the honor of being the only collegiate orchestra in the country with a recording contract with NAXOS, the world’s largest classical music label. The orchestra has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe and Vanity Fair Magazine and online at mtv.com and vh1.com.
University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra John Nardolillo, Music Director & Conductor VIOLIN: BASS: Daniel Brier Jack Shields Jan Karon Concertmaster Mary Combs Michael Barbiarz Kiaya Lynn Madeline Carruci Taylor McDonald Cristina Cosoreanu Robert Pinkston Troy Cotton Marissa Goodman FLUTE: Ingang Han Aaron Sexton Irina Kagan Jenny Maier Ye-Seul Kim Soohun Lee OBOE: Megan Lineberry Brice Catlett Charlie Lockhart Raechel White Amanda Markley Megan McClain CLARINET: Sam McWilliams Kristen Welke Jessica Miskelly Chase Miller Elizabeth Navarra Adam Pangburn Andrew Quick Kierstin Quick BASSOON: Katie Raybould Tony Nesta Harper Smith Holly Smith Gisong You Kyle VanArsdalen HORN: Benjamin Bugbee VIOLA: Samantha Davis Ivan Ugorich Melanie Erena Stephanie Albracht Jessica Long Matthew Darsey Megan McMahon Leigh Dixon Logan Garrity TRUMPET: Sarah Grindle Eric Millard Seon Kyu Kim Korey Hunt Madison Pietrowski Dylan Castora Alison Ward TROMBONE: CELLO: Tyler Sims Chris Erickson Josh Dargavell Alexandra Freeman Mike Bartlett (bass) Chris Ice Jerram John TUBA: Chris Mills Mike McMahon Rebecca Price Nicola Rohr
PERCUSSION: Jonathan Sharp Joe Frank Williams Brad Davis Kelsey Moorhouse HARP: Elaine Cook ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
Marcello Cormio Jesse Livingston
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Symphony Orchestra 2011-2012 September 23, 2011
Symphonie Fantastique Pasatieri Premiere
John Nardolillo, Music Director & Conductor
October 15, 2011
December 1, 2011
Prokofiev 5 & Concerto Competition Winners
December 10, 2011
Post Time with the POPS Boston POPS with the UKSO
Natasha Paremski & Mahler 5
March 30, 2012 Carmina Burana & Scheherazade
April 20, 2012
Annual UK School of Music Benefit Concert Grand Opera Choruses
February 11, 2012
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