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ASO to light up Hodgson Hall with explosive ‘Fire’ works

As part of UGA's 2016 Spotlight on the Arts festival

The UGA Performing Arts Center will present the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. Music director Robert Spano will conduct as the orchestra performs an array of “Fire” works.

The innovative program will include Oliver Knussen’s Flourish with Fireworks, Alexander Scriabin’s Prometheus, Poem of Fire (Symphony No. 5) and Igor Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird. The concert also will include Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with Atlanta Symphony concertmaster David Coucheron as soloist.

Tickets are $31-$72 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center, online at or by calling the box office at 706-542-4400. UGA students can purchase tickets for $6 with a valid UGA ID, limit one ticket per student.

A pre-concert lecture will be given by Ken Meltzer, author of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s program notes and host of the weekly radio show “Meet the Classics” on Atlanta’s AM-1690. The lecture, which will begin at 2:15 p.m., will be held in Ramsey Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert is part of Spotlight on the Arts, a 12-day festival celebrating the arts at UGA.