Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center will present the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in the third annual Arch Chamber Music Festival March 1 at 8 p.m. and March 2 at 3 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. The Chamber Music Society will offer two different programs, performing music by Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann on March 1 and works by Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Dohnányi on March 2.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is America’s premier repertory company for chamber music, with a roster of the world’s leading instrumentalists. Seven of Lincoln Center’s artists will perform in Hodgson Hall for the weekend festival: pianists Juho Pohjonen and Wu Han, violinists Kristin Lee and Arnaud Sussmann, violist Mark Holloway and cellists Nicholas Canellakis and David Finckel.
Finckel and Han serve as co-artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and rank among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. The husband-and-wife duo launched ArtistLed, classical music’s first musician-directed and internet-based recording company, whose catalogue of 13 albums has won widespread critical acclaim, including BBC Music Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award. They are also the founding artistic directors of Music@Menlo, a chamber music festival and institute in Silicon Valley, and were named the 2012 Musicians of the Year by Musical America.
The Chamber Music Society is one of 11 constituents of New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. The Chamber Music Society presents chamber music of every instrumentation, style and historical period in its extensive concert season in New York, its national tours, its recordings and radio broadcasts and its comprehensive educational programs.
The Arch Chamber Music Festival concerts will be recorded for broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today, heard by more than 1.3 million listeners across the country.
Tickets for each concert are $40 with discounts for UGA students. Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400 or toll free at 888-289-8497.
The performance underwriters are Sandra Strother Hudson and Dr. Cecil C. Hudson.