The Performing Arts Center is a true gem in the Athens community. The 2018-19 season's program contains some of the finest musicians, theatre-makers, dance, and circus artists currently gracing the stages of the world's venues. The CLASSICS program is described as having Exquisite performances of music that stands the test of time.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra:
VOCES8: ATHENS, Ga. —UGA Presents is bringing the British vocal ensemble VOCES8 to Athens Nov. 8 for a 7:30 p.m. Hodgson Hall concert. The group will perform a program of sacred choral music featuring works by Britten, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Monteverdi, Elgar and more.
VOCES8 has toured extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, appearing at venues such as Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Cité de la Musique Paris, Vienna Konzerthaus, Tokyo Opera City, National Centre for the Performing Arts Beijing, the Shanghai Concert Hall and Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall.
The group boasts an extensive repertoire, ranging from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements. VOCES8 has won a worldwide fan base and critical acclaim for its versatility and celebration of diverse musical expression.
Gramophone magazine states, “The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’ with meticulous timing and tuning.”
Tickets for the concert start at $20 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, on-line at "http://pac.uga.edu"pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400. A limited number of discounted tickets are available to current UGA students for $6 to $10 with a valid UGA ID (limit one ticket per student).
A pre-performance talk will be given by J.D. Burnett, associate director of choral activities at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. The talk begins at 6:45 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center.
The concert is sponsored by Julia Marlowe, Athens Home Inventories.
Matt Haimovitz, cello:
This season Athens audiences can hear Mahler’s magnificent swan song masterfully realized by the British musician, scholar, and broadcaster Deryck Cooke. ASO Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles directs the powerful program.
Tickets on sale August 13th!