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UGA Presents December schedule of live and virtual performances

A variety of performances from Athens to London and Los Angeles to New York City fill the lineup of events taking place throughout December as part of the University of Georgia’s UGA Presents programming.

Local guitar trio Revien performs live in Hodgson Concert Hall to a significantly reduced audience and to fans watching online. Additional highlights include The Mountaintop, an audio theater production of Katori Hall’s powerful play about Martin Luther King Jr., as well as a special holiday performance by celebrated British vocal ensemble VOCES8.

Most events are free and don’t require registration or tickets. Revien and VOCES8 require paid admission for in-person and/or online viewing. All events can be accessed on the UGA Performing Arts Center’s website,

“We are so pleased to welcome a variety of wonderfully accomplished guest artists to Studio HH this month as part of our continued virtual programming,” said Jeffrey Martin, director of the Performing Arts Center. “These artists represent some of the very finest to be found anywhere, and we look forward to sharing their music and stories with all of our patrons and friends during this wonderful time of the year.”

Performances and events include:

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Front Row: National
Artist Series: Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Anne-Marie McDermott (Photo by Matteo Trisolini)

Dec. 9, 3 p.m. – Dec. 14, 3 p.m.

How to Watch: Online at Free admission (registration not required).

The latest installment of CMS’ Artist Series shines a light on pianist Anne-Marie McDermott as she and an esteemed group of musicians perform Mozart’s Concerto in D minor for Piano, Flute, and Strings and Smetana’s Trio in G minor. This prerecorded performance includes an artist featurette video and a post-event Q&A (also prerecorded). Patrick Castillo will present a pre-performance talk about this performance, available on demand beginning at 2 p.m. on Dec. 9.


Revien (Submitted photo)

Dec. 10-11, 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall

Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m. online in Studio HH (on demand for 48 hours)

How to Watch: In person in Hodgson Concert Hall and online at the

This trio of musicians, a subset of the Georgia Guitar Quartet, takes the stage for two live performances in Hodgson Concert Hall featuring the group’s mix of classical music, original compositions, popular tunes and holiday music.

Limited in-person seating for approximately 25 people will be available (face coverings and social distancing required). The performance can also be streamed from any location online at

Tickets for the concert cost $20 to attend in person or $10 to watch online and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at, or by calling 706-542-4400. Discounted tickets for the performances are available to current UGA students (limit one ticket per student).

L.A. Theatre Works: The Mountaintop

Dec. 16, 3 p.m. – Dec. 30, 3 p.m.

How to Listen: Online at Free admission (registration not required).

Martin Luther King Jr., was assassinated outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968. What happened inside Room 306 on the evening of April 3 is the subject of Katori Hall’s work. This audio theater performance starring Aja Naomi King and Larry Powell highlights King’s unlikely friendship with a motel maid as they talk into the early hours of what will be his final day.

VOCES8: Winter Tales

Voces8 (Photo by Kaupo Kikkas)

Dec. 20, 3 p.m. – Dec. 22, 3 p.m.

How to Watch: Online at Tickets required.

For its “virtual” return to Athens, this octet of British singers comes together for a Christmas performance filmed at St. Anne and St. Agnes Church in the heart of London. The performance features carols old and new for the holiday season.

Tickets for this exclusive online performance are $20 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at, or by calling 706-542-4400. Discounted tickets are available to current UGA students (limit one per person).

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Front Row: National series is made possible with the support of Carl S. Hoveland. Arts Chats are supported by Carl W. Duyck and Dennis J. Flood. Revien’s LIVE! by Georgia performances are supported by The Dixen Foundation.

Read more about the season and order tickets at or by calling 706-542-4400.