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The Knights to perform, serve as chamber orchestra in residence for Athens

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The Knights

The UGA Performing Arts Center will present The Knights chamber orchestra Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall. The critically acclaimed ensemble also will become chamber orchestra in residence for the city of Athens with a series of educational programs for schools as well as a club date at Hendershot’s Coffee and a free noontime concert at the UGA Chapel.

Tickets for the concert are $25-$52 and are discounted for UGA students. Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at or by calling 706-542-4400.

The Performing Arts Center will offer a pre-concert lecture 45 minutes prior to The Knights performance. The lecture is open free to the public.

Based in New York City, The Knights are an orchestral collective, flexible in size and repertory, dedicated to transforming the concert experience.

In addition to the Feb. 12 concert, The Knights will engage in educational outreach activities, working with UGA music students and visiting students in Athens-Clarke County public schools.

The Knights also will perform a Young People’s Concert in Hodgson Hall for local schoolchildren.

The Knights will perform Feb. 10 at the Chapel for the Noontime Concert Series, a new series created by the Performing Arts Center for UGA faculty, staff and students.

Members of The Knights will play at Hendershot’s on Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The Hendershot’s set will feature string quartet, bass, percussion and two singer-songwriters, Christina Courtin and Aoife O’Donovan.

The Athens residency of The Knights is presented in cooperation with The Classic Center Foundation.