Arts & Culture

UK Piano Creativity Lab Makes 'Music To Be Seen'

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photo of poster for "Making Music To Be Seen" concert
photo of "Making Music to Be Seen" concert poster

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 27, 2018) — 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. tonight (Tuesday), Nov. 27, at the Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall.

Along with beautiful music by such celebrated composers as Schubert-Liszt, Valery Gavrilin, George Frideric Handel, Enrique Granados, Chromushin, Oscar Peterson 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 to display to best represent the story.

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

The UK Piano Creativity Lab was designed to help piano scholars build up habits of resourcefulness and resilience, which are essential for success in fast-changing modern workplaces and in life. The Creativity Lab is a series of courses, conducted as a set offering fun and practical experiences for increasing students' individual and collective creativity in addition to honing their piano technique.

The Piano Lab is proud to have produced several winners of international and state competitions, including the Vancouver International Music Competition; Grand Prize Virtusoso International Competition; Concert Artists International Competition; American Protege 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.

The 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