Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center will present the Juilliard String Quartet on Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. The program will feature Anton Webern’s “Five Movements for String Quartet,” Alban Berg’s String Quartet, Op. 3 and Franz Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden.”
Founded in 1946, the Juilliard String Quartet is one of the world’s most versatile and respected classical music ensembles. The New York Times has written, “The Juilliard String Quartet, in its more than 50 years, has made it a point of honor to approach contemporary pieces with the same care and respect as it would established classics, and to approach antique masterworks with the sense of excitement and adventure it would the newly minted.”
The Juilliard String Quartet has won four Grammy Awards, for its recordings of the Bartok and Schoenberg Quartets, as well as those of Debussy, Ravel and Beethoven. In 2011, the Quartet became the first classical music ensemble to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
The Juilliard String Quartet’s concert will be recorded for broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today.
Tickets for the 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.