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Marsalis, Peachtree String Quartet featured in UGA Presents October lineup

UGA Presents’ virtual fall season continues throughout the month of October with a variety of online performances and events in Studio HH as well as the first public performance in Hodgson Concert Hall in more than seven months. Most events are free and do not require registration or tickets. They can all be accessed online on the UGA Performing Arts Center’s website, pac.uga.edu.

“These performances and events represent some of the finest musicians and artists of our generation, and we are pleased to bring them to our community at a very unique time in America’s history,” said Jeffrey Martin, director of the Performing Arts Center. “Though we cannot gather in large crowds at the moment, we can still gather virtually to enjoy, celebrate and recognize the great achievements of the composers, musicians and theatre-makers who continue to inspire and teach us from afar.”

Performances and events taking place throughout October are:

  • Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Front Row: National

CMS’ Artist Series continues with pianist Gilbert Kalish and a program of classics by Brahms, Schubert and Crumb. This prerecorded performance includes an artist featurette video and a post-event Q&A with Co-Artistic Directors Wu Han and David Finckel (also prerecorded). Available from Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. to Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. A pre-performance talk by Patrick Castillo will be available beginning at 2 p.m. on Oct. 7.

  • Wynton Marsalis (Photo by Piper Ferguson)

    Arts Chat: Wynton Marsalis

Nine-time Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, composer, bandleader and cultural icon Wynton Marsalis visits with Philip Smith, trumpet professor in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music and former principal player with the New York Philharmonic, about jazz and classical music in America, creativity and his outlook for the future. The chat is at 4 p.m. on Oct. 12.

  • Peachtree String Quartet

    Peachtree String Quartet

Part of UGA Presents’ LIVE! by Georgia series, this performance by four distinguished members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will mark the first public, ticketed performance at the Performing Arts Center in more than seven months. Featuring a program of movements selected from four of Beethoven’s beloved string quartets, limited in-person seating will be available in Hodgson Concert Hall (face coverings and social distancing required). The performance, taking place at 3 p.m. on Oct. 18, can also be livestreamed from any location on pac.uga.edu.

Tickets for the concert are $40 to attend in person or $15 to watch online and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400. Discounted tickets for the livestreamed performance are available to current UGA students for $6 with a valid UGA ID (limit one ticket per student).

  • A. Theatre Works’ The Rivalry by Norman Corwin

Academy Award nominees Paul Giamatti and David Strathairn star in Norman Corwin’s L.A. Theatre Works’ electrifying audio theatre dramatization of the history-making Lincoln-Douglas debates. This fierce rivalry between rising legislator Abraham Lincoln and incumbent Sen. Stephen A. Douglas tackled some of the day’s most passionate and controversial issues—above all, those of slavery and the American concept of freedom. As seen through the eyes of Douglas’ young wife Adele, the play illuminates two of the most charismatic politicians of any era. Available to view at 3 p.m. Oct. 21 through Dec. 15.

  • David Shfrin (Photo by Tristan Cook)

    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Front Row: National

The fifth installment in CMSLC’s artist series shines a spotlight on clarinetist David Shifrin and three seminal works by Mozart, Bassi and Ellington. This prerecorded performance includes an artist featurette video and a post-event Q&A with Co-Artistic Directors Wu Han and David Finckel (also prerecorded). Available to view from Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. through Nov. 2 at 3 p.m.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Front Row: National series is made possible with the support of Dr. Carl S. Hoveland. Arts Chats are supported by Carl W. Duyck and Dennis J. Flood. LIVE! by Georgia performances are supported by The Dixen Foundation.

Read more about the season and order tickets at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400.