The Performing Arts Center will present one of the world’s premier chamber ensembles, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. Tickets for the concert are $37 with discounts for UGA students. The concert is part of the Franklin College Chamber Music Series.
The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet has garnered a worldwide reputation for its range of expression, tonal spectrum and conceptual unity. Listeners and critics agree that the ensemble has succeeded in virtually redefining the sound of the classic wind quintet.
According to BBC Music Magazine, “These are performances of integrity and technical accomplishment. This is real chamber music.” The Washington Post commented, “It is rare to hear man perfectly integrated with music—when the two are so inextricably linked, so aware yet selfless, that distinctions between them are rendered meaningless. Such communion was achieved by the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. It was a concert not to be forgotten.”
The ensemble’s Athens program will include Anton Reicha’s Quintet in B-flat Major, Gyorgy Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet, André Jolivet’s Serenade for Wind Quintet and Claude-Paul Taffanel’s Quintet for Winds in G Minor.
The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet concert will be recorded for national broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today.
Tickets can be purchased from the Performing Arts Center box office, www.uga.edu/pac, or 706-542-4400.