Arts & Culture

Piano Concert to Delight With Both Sounds and Sights

photo of "Making Music to Be Seen" poster
“Making Music to Be Seen,” will begin 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 21, 2017) A concert featuring the talents of students in University of Kentucky’s Piano Creativity Lab aims to delight audiences not only with sounds, but imagery as well. This free public concert, “Making Music to Be Seen,” will begin 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall.

Along with beautiful music by such celebrated composers as Edvard Grieg, Franz Liszt, Claude Debussy, Francis Poulenc, Darius Milhaud, György Ligeti, William Gillock and others, students will display their creativity in “seeing music through pictures.” Each student composed a story for the piece and then selected visual images which best represent the story.

The concert will feature selections by both undergraduate and graduate students.

The UK Piano Creativity Lab is proud to have produced several winners of international and state music competitions, including the Vancouver International; Grand Prize Virtuoso International; Concert Artists International; American Protégé International Competition; and the Kentucky Music Teachers Association Young Artist competition, as well as multiple winners of UK’s Concerto Competition. To date, seven current and former UK students of the program have performed as soloists at Carnegie Hall.

“While our students are trained in piano performance, they also get an intensive training in creativity and resourcefulness,” said Professor of Piano Irina Voro. “These skills help students adapt to the current demands of the job market and life in the fast-changing internationalized world.”

The UK School of Music in the UK College of Fine Arts has garnered national recognition for high-caliber education in opera, choral and instrumental music performance, as well as music education, music therapy, composition, and theory and music history.

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: uky.edu/uk4ky. #uk4ky #seeblue