The UGA Performing Arts Center will present Sweden’s acclaimed Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra on March 28 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. Tickets are $34, $29 and half-price for UGA students.
Andrew Manze, conductor and violinist, will lead the orchestra in a program featuring two masterpieces of the orchestral repertoire: Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1.
Founded in 1912, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra is one of Scandinavia’s leading and most innovative orchestras and is renowned around the world for its performances of music from the classical and romantic periods.
BBC Music Magazine stated, “The playing of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra is wonderfully vibrant. . . the musicians do everything in their power to make phrases leap off the printed page.”
The orchestra works on a regular basis with internationally celebrated conductors and soloists.
The orchestra’s recordings have been released to critical acclaim, earning gold and platinum status—even winning the prestigious Diapason d’Or award.
A pre-concert lecture will be given by Manze. The lecture, which begins at 7:15 p.m., is open free to the public.