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Performing Arts Center to present Metropolitan Opera Orchestra flutist

The UGA Performing Arts Center will present flutist Stefan Hoskuldsson Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall. Tickets are $30, free for UGA students with a valid ID.

Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at or by calling 706-542-4400.

Hoskuldsson holds the principal flute position with New York’s Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. His Athens engagement is part of the 2015-2016 Recitals in Ramsey series, which showcases leading instrumentalists from some of America’s foremost classical music institutions.

A native of Iceland, Hoskuldsson has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan. He regularly performs at Carnegie Hall with the Metropolitan Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble. As a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, he received two Grammy Awards in the best opera recording category for Wagner’s Ring Cycle and Thomas Ades’ The Tempest.

Hoskuldsson’s Athens program will include works by Franz Schubert, Lowell Liebermann and Gabriel Faure. He will be accompanied by Michael McHale, one of Ireland’s leading pianists. The concert will be recorded for national broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today.