The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is expanding its annual residency at the UGA Performing Arts Center. Members of the Chamber Music Society will perform six concerts in Hodgson Hall during the 2015-2016 season, establishing the greatest presence in one location for CMS outside of New York City.
“This is the world’s premier repertory company for chamber music, and I’m excited about establishing a long-term partnership with it,” said George Foreman, director of the UGA Performing Arts Center. “For our 20th season, all of the Franklin College Chamber Music Series concerts will be performed by distinguished members from the Chamber Music Society as they explore musical masterpieces from the 18th though the 20th centuries.”
Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han will kick off the Franklin College Chamber Music season with the Payne Memorial Concert Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.
The memorial concert honors the late William Jackson Payne, the dean of Franklin College who founded the Chamber Music Series. Admission to the concert is free.
A free preconcert lecture will begin at 2:15 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall. The lecture will be given by Patrick Castillo from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.