The UGA Performing Arts Center will present the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. Music director Robert Spano will conduct the orchestra in a program featuring Trombo lontana (“Distant trumpet”) by John Adams and the Fifth Symphony of Jean Sibelius. Garrick Ohlsson will join the orchestra as guest pianist for a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frederic Chopin, Ohlsson commands an extensive repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. To date, he has at his command more than 80 concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century, many commissioned for him.
Tickets for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert are $31-$72. They can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center, online at pac.uga.edu 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 will begin at 2:15 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center.