September 9, 2015   ATHENS, Ga. — The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is expanding its annual residency at the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center. Members of the Chamber Music Society will perform six concerts in Hodgson Hall throughout the 2015-2016 season, establishing the greatest presence in one location for CMS outside of New York City.

“This is the world’s premier repertory company for chamber music and I’m excited about establishing a long-term partnership with them,” said George Foreman, director of the UGA Performing Arts Center.

“For our 20th season, all of the Franklin College Chamber Music Series concerts will be performed by distinguished members from the Chamber Music Society as they explore musical masterpieces from the eighteenth though the twentieth centuries,” Foreman said.

Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han will kick off the Franklin College Chamber Music season with the Payne Memorial Concert Sunday, October 4 at 3 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. The husband-and-wife duo serve as artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society and were recognized as the 2012 Musicians of the Year by Musical America.

The Payne Memorial Concert is named in honor of William Jackson Payne, the dean of Franklin College who founded the Chamber Music Series. Admission to the concert is free.

A pre-concert lecture will begin at 2:15 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center. The lecture is also free and will be given by Patrick Castillo from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

David Finckel and Wu Han’s concert will be recorded for broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today, heard by 1.4 million listeners across the country.

For further information, visit the Performing Arts Center online at or call the box office at 706-542-4400 or toll free at 888-289-8497.

The performance underwriters are Don and Jo Anne Lowe and Ursula and Ludwig Uhlig.





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