UGA Performing Arts Center hosting notable concerts this month

The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center will play host to multiple notable acts the remainder of this month.

 

The award-winning Naumburg Trio will perform 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Ramsey Concert Hall. The concert will feature an all-Russian program with works by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.

The Naumburg Trio takes its name from the Naumburg Competition, one of the oldest and most prestigious music competitions in the world. The members of the trio are all Naumburg winners. Violinist Frank Huang won in 2003, cellist David Requiro won in 2008 and pianist Gilles Vonsattel was the 2002 winner.

The concert will be recorded for broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today, the most popular classical music program in the country.

Tickets for the Naumburg Trio concert are $39.

The Grammy-winning King’s Singers will perform 8 p.m. Tuesday in Hodgson Concert Hall.

The all-male ensemble is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a program that includes the premiere of “To Stand in This House” by American composer Nico Muhly. The new work was co-commissioned by the Performing Arts Center and will feature UGA’s Hodgson Singers.

“We’re all very excited to be on this concert. I have been a huge fan of the King’s Singers since my junior high school days and grew up going to live performances at Interlochen and the University of Michigan,” said Daniel Bara, director of the Hodgson Singers.

The King’s Singers were founded in 1968 at King’s College, Cambridge. Since that time, they have won worldwide acclaim for their virtuosity, life-affirming energy and charm. The King’s Singers have won two Grammy Awards and were recently voted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame.

Tickets for the concert are $30 to $56. UGA students can purchase tickets for $6 with a valid UGA ID, limit one ticket per student.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. The concert will celebrate the musical and personal friendship between Johannes Brahms and Antonín Dvořák.

The program will include Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances for Piano, Four Hands and his Quintet in A Major for Piano, Two Violins and Cello. The concert will also feature the Trio in C Minor for Piano, Violin and Cello and Selected Hungarian Dances for Piano, Four Hands by Brahms.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is the nation’s premier repertory company for chamber music with a rotating roster of award-winning instrumentalists. The musicians performing on the Jan. 25 program will be pianists Michael Brown and Wu Han, violinists Chad Hoopes and Paul Huang, violist Matthew Lipman and cellist Dmitri Atapine.

Tickets for the concert are $42. UGA students can purchase tickets for $6 with a valid UGA ID, limit one ticket per student.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

Music Director Robert Spano will conduct a program that includes Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah, and Beethoven’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E-flat Major, Emperor.

Composed in 1942, the Jeremiah Symphony was Leonard Bernstein’s first major symphonic work. The symphony follows the Biblical story of the prophet Jeremiah with texts from the Book of Lamentations.

Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano will be the featured soloist.

Guest pianist Jorge Osorio will join the Atlanta Symphony for Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto. A native of Mexico, Osorio has been called “one of the more elegant and accomplished pianists on the planet” by the Los Angeles Times.

A pre-concert lecture will be given by Ken Meltzer, author of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s program notes and host of the weekly radio show, “Meet the Classics,” on Atlanta’s AM-1690. The lecture begins at 2:15 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

Tickets for the concert are $30 to $76. UGA students can purchase tickets for $6 with a valid UGA ID, limit one ticket per student.

Tickets for all the shows can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling (706) 542-4400.

The Performing Arts Center is located at 230 River Road on the UGA campus in Athens.

 

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