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Performing Arts Center to present cellist Patrice Jackson-Tilghman

Patrice Jackson-Tilghman

The Performing Arts Center will present award-winning cellist Patrice Jackson-Tilghman Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall. Tickets for the recital are $27 for the public and free for UGA students with a valid UGA ID card. They can be purchased online at or by calling the Performing Arts Center box office at 706-542-4400.

A rising star in the world of classical music, Jackson-Tilghman will offer a diverse program that includes works by Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Chopin and George Crumb.

The young cellist already is carving a name for herself as a charismatic and talented performer. The Detroit News has described her as a “big-toned, boldly projected soloist” and the Hartford Courant wrote that she “wowed the audience with effortless facility, playful phrasing and a sense of spontaneity that one hears ­usually only from the highest caliber of musicians.”

A native of St. Louis, Jackson-Tilghman began piano lessons with her mother at the age of 3 and cello lessons with her father at the age of 8. At the age of 13, she made her debut with the Belleville Philharmonic Orchestra, performing the Elgar Cello Concerto.

Jackson-Tilghman is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York and the Yale School of Music. For her Athens recital, she will be accompanied by pianist Constantine Finehouse, a native of St. Petersburg, Russia, who first collaborated with Jackson-Tilghman when they were students at Yale.

Jackson-­Tilghman also will offer educational programs for students at Clarke Central High School and will perform for seniors at the Athens Area Council on Aging.