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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.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Atlanta Symphony Chorus

    From: September 20, 2015 - September 20, 2015
For the 20th season opening concert, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra joins with the 200-voice Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus for this performance o... View Details

The Payne Memorial Concert with David Finckel and Wu Han

    From: October 04, 2015 - October 04, 2015
  The Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Society open the series with a program of works for piano and cello by composers from the Baroqu... View Details

Stefan Ragnar Hoskuldsson

    From: October 18, 2015 - October 18, 2015
  Stefan Ragnar Hoskuldsson, a native of Iceland, joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2004 and won the Principal Flute Chair in 2008. I... View Details

Baroque Collection

    From: October 22, 2015 - October 22, 2015
  Begin your musical journey with music from the Baroque era. The program features works by such familiar composers as Bach, Vivaldi, and Tele... View Details

Spotlight on the Arts Festival at UGA

    From: November 05, 2015 - November 14, 2015
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

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

    From: November 08, 2015 - November 08, 2015
  The exciting program features Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and Avner Dorman's concerto for orchestra and percussion "Spices, Perfumes, ... View Details

The King's Singers

    From: November 09, 2015 - November 09, 2015
  The "Times" of London calls them the "superlative vocal sextet." Known throughout the world for their unmatched virtuosi... View Details

Munich Symphony Orchestra with Romeros Guitar Quartet

    From: November 15, 2015 - November 15, 2015
  The Munich Symphony Orchestra and conductor Phillipe Entremont captivated the Hodgson Hall audience with their performance of the Mozart Req... View Details

Classical Celebration- Orion String Quartet

    From: November 19, 2015 - November 19, 2015
  The Orion String Quartet, Artist Members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, has drawn uniform critical praise since it was foun... View Details

Jim Brickman - Comfort and Joy

    From: December 08, 2015 - December 08, 2015
  Jim Brickman has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his pop-style instrumentals and star-studded vocal collaborations. Brickman is ... View Details

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - New Year's Eve Concert

    From: December 31, 2015 - December 31, 2015
  Celebrate New Year's Eve in a brand new way as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra comes to Hodgson Hall for this special, fun-filled concert.the... View Details

The Julian Bliss Septet- A Tribute to Benny Goodman

    From: January 08, 2016 - January 08, 2016
  Recreating the exciting sound of swing from the 1930s and 40s, Julian Bliss leads his band through some of the great tunes from the swing er... View Details

Gilles Vonsattel

    From: January 19, 2016 - January 19, 2016
  A Swiss-born American pianist, Vonsattelis an artist of extraordinary versatility and originality. Comfortable with an enormous range of rep... View Details

The Second City

    From: January 25, 2016 - January 26, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day
  With an alumni base featuring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, John Belushi, Stephen Colbert, and Steve Carrell, The Second City is a b... View Details

Romantic Masterworks

    From: January 28, 2016 - January 28, 2016
  With works by Schubert, Smetana, and Brahms, the program spans the nineteenth century and focuses on three of its most important composers. ... View Details

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

    From: February 07, 2016 - February 07, 2016
  David Coucheron, the ASO's popular Concertmaster, takes the spotlight as a soloist in the Violin Concerto of Johannes Brahms. The program al... View Details

Pianos/Pianists

    From: February 11, 2016 - February 11, 2016
  One of the most innovative programs of the season takes the audience into the twentieth century. Special guest, the multi-talented Robert Sp... View Details

The Hollywood Concert Orchestra - A Night at the Oscars

    From: February 14, 2016 - February 14, 2016
  The Hollywood Concert Orchestra, composed of many of America's finest musicians, has become one of the world's premier pop ensembles. the H... View Details

Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mtchell

    From: February 16, 2016 - February 16, 2016
  In a highly-anticipated national tour, Grammy winner Patty Griffin joins Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell in a celebration of American s... View Details

The Knights with Violinist Gil Shaham

    From: February 21, 2016 - February 21, 2016
  "Time" called Gil Shaham "the outstanding American violinist of his generation." With two visits to Athens during the pa... View Details

Salzburg Marionette Theatre - The Sound of Music

    From: March 14, 2016 - March 14, 2016
  Recently celebrating its 100th birthday, the Salzburg Marionette Theatre is one of the last remaining full-time professional marionette thea... View Details

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

    From: March 16, 2016 - March 16, 2016
  Back by popular demand, "New Zealand's hottest music/comedy ensemble" returns to Hodgson Hall to deliver more of its hilarious rou... View Details

Anthony McGill

    From: March 21, 2016 - March 21, 2016
  Recognized as one of the world's finest solo, chamber, and orchestral musicians, Anthony McGill was named Principal Clarinet of the New York... View Details

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn

    From: March 22, 2016 - March 22, 2016
  This banjo duo marries the earthy, sophisticated style of postmodern singing and songwriting with virtuosic, technical instrumentation. A ma... View Details

Rockapella

    From: April 01, 2016 - April 01, 2016
  Rockapella has become one of the most sophisticated, lasting, and imitated vocal groups in the world. Rockapella has toured the world provid... View Details