Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center will present the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in the fourth annual Arch Chamber Music Festival April 25 and 26 in Hodgson Concert Hall. The Chamber Music Society will offer two concerts during the weekend festival, each with different programs.
The April 25 concert will be at 8 p.m. and will include works by Brahms, Martinu, Shoenfield, Dvorák and Mark O’Connor. The April 26 concert will be at 3 p.m. and will feature music by Mozart, Schumann and Anton Arensky.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is America’s premier repertory company for chamber music, with a roster of the world’s leading instrumentalists. Seven of Lincoln Center’s artists will perform in Hodgson Hall for the Arch Chamber Music Festival: pianists Gloria Chien and Wu Han, violinists Chad Hoopes and Arnaud Sussmann, violist Matthew Lipman, clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester and cellist David Finckel.
Finckel and Han serve as co-artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society. The husband-and-wife duo launched ArtistLed, classical music’s first musician-directed and Internet-based recording company, whose catalog of 16 albums has won widespread critical acclaim, including BBC Music Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award. They are also the founding artistic directors of the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute in Silicon Valley, and they were named the 2012 Musicians of the Year by Musical America.
The Chamber Music Society is one of 11 constituents of New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. CMS presents chamber music of every instrumentation, style and historical period in its extensive concert season in New York, its national tours, its recordings and radio broadcasts and its comprehensive educational programs.
The Arch Chamber Music Festival concerts will be recorded for broadcast on American Public Media’s “Performance Today,” heard by over 1.4 million listeners across the country.
Tickets for each Chamber Music Society concert are $40 and are discounted for UGA students. Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400 or toll free at 888-289-8497.
The performance underwriters are Ludwig and Ursula Uhlig.