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Apr29Filed under: Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, ballet, Central Kentucky Arts News, Classical Music, dance, Music, Singletary Center for the Arts, UK; Tagged as: 2010-11 Signature Series, Bang on a Can, Bayanihana Philippine Dance Co., Branford Marsalis, Dave Sanborn, Glenn Kotche, Itzhak Perlman, Marvin Hamilisch, Michael Grice, Moscow Festival Ballet, Singletary Center for the Arts, Sleeping Beauty, University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra
The Singletary Center for the Arts still has a few blanks to fill in on its 2010-11 Signature Series, blanks center director Michael Grice describes as “surprises” to be revealed once contracts are solidified. But here is what we know, and the season already has some big names heading our way.
To be announced, Sep. 25.
Marvin Hamilisch with University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra – The legendary composer and conductor leads a pops concert as part of the Alltech Fortnight Festival during the World Equestrian Games. Oct. 2. Tickets $30-$40.
Dave Sanborn & Band – The timeless saxman is the series’ second Fortnight Festival event during WEG at Singletary. Oct. 9*. $25-$32.
Bayanihana Philippine Dance Co. – The Signature series continues its international dance tradition. Oct. 28*. $20-$30.
TBA, Oct. 30.
Branford Marsalis – One of the world’s most recognized saxophone players thanks to collaborations with Sting, Jay Leno and his trumpeter brother, Wynton, performs presented by Spotlight Jazz. Nov. 13. $28-$37.
TBA, Dec. 18.
Bang on a Can with Glenn Kotche – The celebrated percussion ensemble is joined by the drummer from Wilco, who is also one of the revered UK percussion program’s most celebrated graduates. Jan. 30*. $25-$32.
Itzhak Perlman with the UK Symphony Orchestra – Singletary Center leaves itself less and less room to top itself with soloists it pairs with the UK Symphony, and then it tops itself again. March 5. $60-$80.
Sleeping Beauty by the Moscow Festival Ballet – One of the great Russian story ballets, straight out of Russia. Mar. 24*. $25-$32.
All performances start at 7:30 p.m. The * denotes the shows available for the series 4-for-$64 sampler package. Tickets for all performances go on sale at 10 a.m. May 24 at the Singletary Center Ticket Office, by calling (859) 257-4929 or visiting www.singletarytickets.com.
About Rich Copley & Copious Notes
Raised by opera-loving parents in a rock ’n’ roll world, Rich Copley has parlayed his broad interests into his career writing about arts and entertainment. Since 1998, he has covered performing arts, film and faith-based popular culture for the Lexington Herald-Leader, the daily newspaper in Lexington, Ky. MORE | E-mail Rich