Arts & Humanities Society & Culture

Performing Arts Center presents pair of comic musicians

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center will present a night of musical mayhem when Igudesman and Joo perform their show, A Little Nightmare Music in Hodgson Concert Hall on Jan. 29 at 8 p.m.

Violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo combine humor with classical music and popular culture in a never-ending quest to turn the world’s most esteemed concerts halls into standing room only comedy clubs.

Igudesman and Joo have picked up the mantle of legendary humorists Victor Borge and P.D.Q. Bach and given it a third millennium makeover. Like their predecessors, they are serious musicians who enjoy knocking the stuffy out of staid classical performances. As a result, Igudesman and Joo have become an Internet sensation, with over 28 million YouTube viewers.

The duo’s A Little Nightmare Music has played to packed houses around the world.

Igudesman, born in Leningrad, Russia, and Hyung-ki Joo, a British-Korean, met as pre-teens when they studied at England’s Yehudi Menuhin School. Both are musical virtuosi, and while their comedic spin may be irreverent, they always treat the music with the utmost respect.

Tickets for Igudesman and Joo are $39 with special discounts for UGA students. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Performing Arts Center box office at 706/542-4400 or toll free at 888/289-8497.

Doris M. Ramsey and Katherine Trussell Wilson are the performance underwriters.