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UGA Performing Arts Center

The University's superb concert halls showcase the world's best performers in classical, jazz, and world music plus ballet, folk, dance, and innovative and cutting-edge programming. An extensive schedule of performances in a variety of music, theatre, and dance genres make a great night-out-on-the-town while in Athens; group ticket rates are available as well as last-minute tickets. The Performing Arts Center is also available for rental and can be used for tours, seminars, lectures, and meetings.

Paul Huang on the Violin

    From: October 21, 2014 - October 21, 2014
The UGA Performing Arts Center will kick off the 2014-2015 Ramsey Concert Hall Series with award-winning violinist Paul Huang Tuesday, October 21 at ... View Details

Saturday Morning Club: UGA Wind Symphony

    From: October 25, 2014 - October 25, 2014
The Performing Arts Center will kick off the 2014-2015 Saturday Morning Club on October 25 at 10:00 a.m. with a performance by the UGA Wind Symphony ... View Details

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra

    From: October 26, 2014 - October 26, 2014
William Count Basie started the Count Basie Orchestra in 1935, in Kansas City, Missouri. Within a year, America was listening in on popular radio show... View Details

Accordian Virtuosi of Russia

    From: October 28, 2014 - October 28, 2014
The UGA Performing Arts Center will present the Accordion Virtuosi of Russia Tuesday, October 28 at 8:00 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. With a reperto... View Details

Javier Perianes on Piano

    From: November 03, 2014 - November 03, 2014
Pianist Javier Perianes is one of Spain’s most popular young artists; he was the artist-in-residence at the Granada Festival in 2012, and he wa... View Details

Spotlight on the Arts Festival at UGA

    From: November 06, 2014 - November 14, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
The arts at UGA will be spotlighted during a nine-day festival in November when members of the UGA Arts Council will host events and activities that ... View Details

UGA Jazz Band

    From: November 06, 2014 - November 06, 2014
Come join us for a concert by the UGA Jazz Band, under the direction of David D'Angelo. This will be in the Ramsey Hall of UGA's very own Performing ... View Details

University Opera Theatre: "Hansel and Gretel"

    From: November 06, 2014 - November 07, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
This performance of "Hansel and Gretel" is part of the School of Music’s Second Thursday Scholarship Series. Frederick Burchinal and ... View Details

Saturday Morning Club: Saxophone Extravaganza

    From: November 08, 2014 - November 08, 2014
Launched in 2013, the Saturday Morning Club features UGA student performers and is designed for children ages four through 12 and their parents and g... View Details

Kathleen Battle: The Underground Railroad

    From: November 09, 2014 - November 09, 2014
Kathleen Battle's soaring voice has carried her to the heights of the classical music world. The Washington Post calls her luminous voice "withou... View Details

UGA Symphonic Band

    From: November 10, 2014 - November 10, 2014
Come join us for a concert by the UGA Symphonic Band, under the direction of Jaclyn Hartenberger.This will be held in Hodgson Hall of the PAC. &nbs... View Details

UGA Wind Ensemble

    From: November 11, 2014 - November 11, 2014
Richard Strauss’ Serenade in E-flat, Schwantner’s “…and the mountains rising nowhere,” Xenakis’ “Akrata,&r... View Details

Russian State Symphony Orchestra

    From: November 13, 2014 - November 13, 2014
Established in 1991, Moscow's Russian State Symphony Orchestra has received worldwide acclaim and is ranked among the finest symphonic ensembles in R... View Details

The Hot Sardines

    From: November 17, 2014 - November 17, 2014
It’s a great American success story worthy of the cinema — a born-and-bred New York City actor meets a Parisian-born writer at an open ja... View Details

ARCO Chamber Orchestra

    From: November 18, 2014 - November 18, 2014
Established by Levon Ambartsumian during his years as professor of violin at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the ARCO Chamber Orchestra drew cri... View Details

The 5 Browns

    From: December 08, 2014 - December 08, 2014
Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae Brown all attended New York’s Juilliard School, becoming the first family of five siblings ever acce... View Details

Handel's Messiah

    From: December 20, 2014 - December 20, 2014
Composed in only 24 days in 1741, Handel's Messiah is one of the most treasured works for chorus and orchestra ever written. The Knights chamber orche... View Details

Handel's Messiah

    From: December 21, 2014 - December 21, 2014
Composed in only 24 days in 1741, Handel's Messiah is one of the most treasured works for chorus and orchestra ever written. The Knights chamber orche... View Details

St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

    From: January 05, 2015 - January 05, 2015
Founded in 1967, the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra has drawn critical praise in concerts in more than a dozen countries, including a hi... View Details

Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra

    From: January 15, 2015 - January 15, 2015
Critically acclaimed as “New Zealand’s hottest music/comedy ensemble,” the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra (WIUO) is reno... View Details

Garrison Keillor

    From: January 26, 2015 - January 26, 2015
Garrison Keillor's Athens performance has been rescheduled for Monday, January 26 at 8:00 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. Keillor was originally boo... View Details

Peter Schickele: 50 Years of P.D.Q. Bach - A Triumph of Incompetence!

    From: January 29, 2015 - January 29, 2015
It’s been 50 years since Professor Peter Schickele released P.D.Q. Bach on an unsuspecting musical public. He now reaches back across the decad... View Details

Chanticleer

    From: February 05, 2015 - February 05, 2015
The New Yorker magazine called Chanticleer "the world's reigning male chorus." Now in its fourth decade, the ensemble continues to thri... View Details

A Night in Old New Orleans

    From: February 07, 2015 - February 07, 2015
One Mo’ Time, which ran for more than three years during the early 1980s at the Village Gate in New York City, was an Off-Broadway smash. Now t... View Details

The Knights

    From: February 12, 2015 - February 12, 2015
The chamber orchestra known as The Knights is dedicated to creating original, engaging musical experiences that both honor the classical traditio... View Details