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A classical new year’s show

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The ASO rings in the new year with a concert on Dec. 31.

The UGA Performing Arts Center will ring in the New Year with a concert by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

Joseph Young will conduct the program of light classical favorites that will include works by Johann Strauss, Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms.

“Last year’s New Year’s Eve concert was a rousing success with hundreds of revelers filling Hodgson Hall, and we expect this year’s event to be just as popular,” said George C. Foreman, director of the Performing Arts Center.

The 90-minute concert is designed to be over in time for audience members to attend their other traditional New Year’s Eve activities.

Young was named assistant conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and music director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra in 2014. Prior to joining the ASO, he was resident conductor of the Phoenix Symphony, and he also served as a League of American Orchestras Conducting Fellow with the Buffalo Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony.

Tickets for the New Year’s Eve concert are $37-$63. They can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at or by calling 706-542-4400.