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Tune In UK School of Music Classroom Concerts on WRFL

web box for Classroom Concert Series on WRFL
Performances from UK School of Music's Classroom Concert Series are broadcast each Tuesday from 8-10 p.m. on WRFL.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2021) Last fall music returned to the Singletary Center for the Arts and the University of Kentucky campus after six months of silence brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a venue used to annually presenting around 200 recitals and concerts featuring UK School of Music’s talented students, chamber groups, ensembles and faculty, it was an emotional return as arts administrators and musicians alike were able to practice their passion once again — albeit in a different way.

To meet the demand of critical educational and performance needs of UK’s music students and fill the souls of arts patrons in a safe environment, UK School of Music and Singletary Center launched the Classroom Concert Series. Ensembles were filmed without audiences and performed physically distanced from one another and masked appropriately for their instrument or voice. The resulting filmed concerts can be viewed for free in their entirety on the UK College of Fine Arts Vimeo page.

Now a collaboration between the Singletary Center and WRFL 88.1 FM brings the Classroom Concert Series to the radio. From 8-10 p.m. each Tuesday night, host Matthew Gibson, director of operations at the Singletary Center for the Arts, presents a collection of recordings featuring orchestras, choirs, bands, jazz studies, opera and more. Hear highlights from the Fall 2020 semester as well as new recordings from the Spring 2021 semester as they become available.

For more on Classroom Concerts on WRFL visit: https://wrfl.fm/shows/classroom-concerts-on-wrfl. To listen, tune in at 8 p.m. each Tuesday to 88.1 FM in the Lexington area or stream in real-time at www.wrfl.fm.

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.

WRFL is an FCC-licensed, noncommercial, educational radio station and a student organization of the University of Kentucky.

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