The UGA Performing Arts Center will present the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. Music director Robert Spano will conduct a program that includes Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah, and Beethoven’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E-flat Major, Emperor.
Composed in 1942, the Jeremiah Symphony was Bernstein’s first major symphonic work. The symphony follows the Biblical story of the prophet Jeremiah with texts from the Book of Lamentations. Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano will be the featured soloist.
Guest pianist Jorge Osorio will join the Atlanta Symphony for Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto.
Tickets for the concert are $30-$76 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 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 begins at 2:15 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center.