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At the Performing Arts Center

The Performing Arts Center presents flutist Gary Schocker and guitarist Jason Vieaux on Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. Tickets are $19 or $24 (half price for UGA students with a valid ID). Discounts are available for groups.

The duo’s program will include works by Astor Piazzolla and Béla Bartók as well as original compositions by Schocker.

In addition to being a world-renowned flutist, Schocker is an award-winning composer with more than 120 compositions in publication; he has published more pieces for the flute than any other living composer. Among the artists who have played his compositions, James Galway gave the American premiere of his Green Places with the New Jersey Symphony. Schocker’s musical, Far From the Madding Crowd, was presented at the Edinburgh Festival in 2005 as winner of the Global Search for New Musicals. His other musical, The Awakening, won the same international competition in 2003.

Guitarist Vieaux has achieved a growing reputation for making “the single guitar seem like an orchestra of sound,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is a regularly featured guest with orchestras across the U.S. and is head of the Cleveland Institute of Music guitar department, making him the youngest department head to serve at the prestigious conservatory. Vieaux has eight recordings to his credit and many more to come with his multi-record deal with Azica Records. His latest release, Images of Metheny, is a disc of music by American jazz guitarist/composer Pat Metheny.

Lisa Bartholow, professor of flute at Clayton State University and Georgia College and State University, will give a pre-concert lecture at 7:15 p.m. The lecture is open to the public.

This concert will be recorded for national radio broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today.