The Performing Arts Center will present the Russian State Symphony Orchestra Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. Artistic Director Valery Polyansky will conduct the orchestra in an all-Russian program that includes Glinka’s “Overture to Ruslan” and “Lyudmilla” and Rachmaninoff’s “Symphony No. 1.” Award-winning pianist Vladimir Feltsman will join the orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1.”
Tickets for the concert are $25-$62 with discounts for UGA students; they can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling the box office at 706-542-4400.
Founded in 1957 within the All-Union Broadcasting System, the Russian State Symphony Orchestra now ranks among the finest Russian symphony orchestras. The orchestra is a frequent visitor to international festivals throughout Europe and the Far East with recent tours to Great Britain, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Croatia, South Korea and Taiwan.
The Performing Arts Center will offer a pre-concert lecture at 7:15 p.m. It is open free to the public.
Beginning at 6 p.m., the Georgia Museum of Art (located next to the Performing Arts Center) will hold “Make It an Evening” with gallery tours before the concert. Jittery Joe’s coffee and desserts by Cecilia Villaveces’ Cakes will be available for $5 per person.
The concert is part of Spotlight on the Arts festival at UGA.