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British brass group makes UGA Presents debut

Septura takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Performing Arts Center. (Submitted photo)

From the Bulldog Brass Society to the mighty Redcoat Band, UGA is a haven for brass players. Septura is a seven-member brass ensemble including some of London’s top orchestral principals. The group makes its UGA Presents debut Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Hodgson Concert Hall.

Septura’s program for Athens, “The Special Relationship,” features rich, rapturous music by British and American composers, including preludes by George Gershwin and Aaron Copland’s beloved “Appalachian Spring” Suite. The British first half concludes with an energetic new piece, “Time Out of Joint — Sketches from Hamlet,” by Pete Walton. 

“The 20th century saw the development of a deep political partnership between the United Kingdom and the United States,” the group said. “But whilst our nations share much common ground—not least an affinity for brass instruments—they also each possess very different cultural backgrounds, played out in their unique musical styles.

The British Consul General in Atlanta, Rachel Galloway, will be present at the concert.

Septura’s performance of the “Appalachian Spring” music is especially auspicious because the Martha Graham Dance Company will perform the full ballet at UGA’s Fine Arts Theatre on Feb. 2 and 3, 2023, with a chamber orchestra conducted by Jaclyn Hartenberger, UGA associate director of bands.

Wind chamber music features prominently in the UGA Presents season. The Imani Winds, a multicultural wind quintet, appears on Valentine’s Day at Ramsey Hall. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center brings Brahms trios featuring the clarinet and French horn to Hodgson Concert Hall on April 23.

Three ways to order 

  1. Purchase tickets online at
  2. Call the Performing Arts Center box office at 706-542-4400, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  3. Visit the UGA Performing Arts Center box office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (five-minute parking is available in the drop off circle at the Performing Arts Center for purchasing or picking up tickets.)

Ticket buyers can create a series of five or more performances for 10% off. Single tickets begin at $25, and UGA student tickets are just $10. Parking is free.

To learn more about all UGA Performing Arts Center events, visit