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Welcome to UGA Presents The Performing Arts Center is a true gem in our community. I am impressed by all who have supported this remarkable venue since it opened in 1996. The 2018 -19 season marks my first as curator and presenter of the center’s world-class performing arts series, now called UGA Presents. I hope you will enjoy the international scope of our programming throughout the year. This season’s program contains some of the finest musicians, theatre-makers, dance, and circus artists currently gracing the stages of the world’s illustrious venues—from Carnegie Hall and the Ryman Auditorium to Broadway and beyond. I’m intrigued by the way these artists connect with us as we watch and engage with them from the seats. What will these experiences do to us? How will we be transformed? We will learn, love, laugh, and maybe even cry as these luminaries entertain, teach, and break down the barriers that so easily separate us. This is the power of live performance— and the reason I hope everyone can find a place here. My great desire is for all people to enjoy something wonderful at the Performing Arts Center. I hope this place will reflect the diversity of our community. It is a place of discovery and learning, a place to see yourself represented on stage in some way. I hope to see you here, and I hope you can see you here, too. #SeeYouHere Thank you for your continued support. I look forward to being with you in the audience when the lights go down. Jeffrey Martin Director

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DIRECTOR’S PICK

Surprise yourself with new experiences at these special, not-to-be-missed performances, personally recommended by the director of UGA Presents.

Enjoy these performances as a family. Discounts available for children ages 6 -14.

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Exquisite performances of music that stands the test of time.

Heart-pounding performances by the luminaries of our day.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Sept 21 | pg 10 Nov 2 | pg 11 VOCES8 Nov 8 | pg 18

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Feb 24 | pg 11 Matt Haimovitz, cello Apr 4 | pg 34

Renée Elise Goldsberry Sept 7 | pg 7 Jake Shimabukuro Sept 14 | pg 9 David Archuleta Dec 15 | pg 20

Jane Lynch’s A Swingin’ Little Christmas Dec 21 | pg 21 Vienna Boys Choir Mar 1 | pg 28 Lea Salonga Apr 26 | pg 37

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Acclaimed musicians perform the world’s great chamber music.

WORLD STAGE

Authentic music and dance from down the street and across the globe. Julie Fowlis: Music from the Scottish Isles Oct 10 | pg 15

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Sept 12 | pg 8 (Free) Oct 22 | pg 16

Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir Oct 23 | pg 17

Camerata RCO Feb 22 | pg 27

Chinese Acrobats of Hebei Jan 25-26 | pg 24

Jerusalem Quartet Apr 16 | pg 36

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Jan 29 | pg 25

New York Philharmonic String Quartet May 16 | pg 39

Farruquito Feb 15 | pg 26

Steep Canyon Rangers May 3 | pg 38

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Performances that blend styles, cross borders, and showcase work that is entirely here and now. Max Richter Sept 30 | pg 12

Gravity and Other Myths: A Simple Space Jan 10 | pg 22 Roomful of Teeth Jan 16 | pg 23

Hilarious comedy and profound drama. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] Oct 5 | pg 14 One-Man Star Wars Trilogy Mar 23 | pg 31

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer Apr 12-13 | pg 35

Black Violin Mar 7 | pg 30

Silkroad Ensemble Mar 29 | pg 32

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We Need You! Full houses are great, but do you know that even a sold-out performance doesn’t fully cover the cost of presenting a world-class performing arts series and operating these world-class concert halls? Additionally, state funds cannot be used to cover some of these associated expenses. We rely on support from generous arts-lovers like you to continue the tradition of presenting outstanding professional music, dance, and theatre at the University of Georgia. Your annual gift is an investment in the many great performances that enrich the lives of our community each year. Please consider making a charitable contribution to the UGA Performing Arts Center today. For information, please contact: Carlton Bain University of Georgia Performing Arts Center | Director of Development (706) 542-2031 | cbain@uga.edu

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Renée Elise Goldsberry Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for her performance as Angelica Schuyler in the musical phenomenon Hamilton, Renée Elise Goldsberry is equally at home in a Broadway theatre (The Lion King, Rent ), on a film set (Netflix’s Altered Carbon, CBS’s The Good Wife ), or on a concert hall stage. In this thrilling performance, songs of diverse musical styles–from jazz to show tunes and inspirational to folk – reveal the experiences that have shaped her into one of her generation’s most electrifying artists.

Photo: Justin Bettman

Fri Sept 7, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall SPONSORED BY

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FRANKLIN COLLEGE CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center BEETHOVEN: Trio in E- f lat Major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 1, No. 1 SAINT-SAËNS: Trio No. 1 in F Major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 18 MENDELSSOHN: Trio No. 2 in C Minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 66

The nation’s premier repertory company for chamber music opens the 2018 -19 Franklin College Chamber Music Series with the free Payne Memorial Concert as the university’s gift to the community. Chamber Music Society co-artistic director and pianist Wu Han, violinist Arnaud Sussmann, and cellist David Requiro return to Hodgson Concert Hall with a wonderful program of works by Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, and Mendelssohn.

Payne Memorial Concert (Free Admission)

Wed Sept 12, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK IN RAMSEY CONCERT HALL AT 6:45 PM SPONSORED BY THOMAS P. AND M. JEAN LAUTH • JOHN A. MALTESE MURRAY AND DORRIS TILLMAN

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Jake Shimabukuro Honolulu’s Jake Shimabukuro has elevated the ukulele from a beloved Hawaiian folk instrument to a world-class tool, fearlessly traversing boundaries and putting his inspired touch on everything from Island standards to popular tunes and, most recently, classical symphonic concertos. This solo concert brings Jake to Athens with an adventurous and exciting program of signature tunes and new compositions.

Fri Sept 14, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall

Photo: Coleman Saunders

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A tradition of excellence endures.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Robert Spano, conductor Kirill Gerstein, piano RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2 TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5

Russian-American pianist and composer Sergei Rachmaninov, who died 75 years ago in Beverly Hills, left a legacy of rousing compositions that are considered among the very best of the 20th century. The ASO celebrates Rachmaninov with the “flat-out fabulous” Kirill Gerstein (Cleveland Classical ) and the Piano Concerto No. 2. One of the best-loved pieces of all time, the “Rach 2” combines luxurious melodies with fistfuls of notes. It’s a powerhouse program rounded out by Tchaikovsky’s high-octane Fifth Symphony.

Fri Sept 21, 8 pm Hodgson Concert Hall PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK WITH KEN MELTZER IN RAMSEY CONCERT HALL AT 7:15 PM SPONSORED BY SANDRA STROTHER HUDSON AND CECIL C. HUDSON, M.D.

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Donald Runnicles, conductor MAHLER: Symphony No. 10

When Gustav Mahler died, only his widow knew of the enigmatic Tenth Symphony. He left his final opus only partially orchestrated, but its tragic melodies, its shape, and substance were all on paper waiting to be snatched from the grave. This season Athens audiences can hear Mahler’s magnificent swan song masterfully realized by the British musician, scholar, and broadcaster Deryck Cooke. ASO Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles directs the powerful program.

Fri Nov 2, 8 pm Hodgson Concert Hall PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK WITH KEN MELTZER IN RAMSEY CONCERT HALL AT 7:15 PM SPONSORED BY LIBBY V. AND C. VAN MORRIS MERRELL AND CONNIE CALHOUN LAWRENCE AND MARY HEPBURN

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus Robert Spano, conductor MOZART: Symphony No. 41, Jupiter VERDI: Four Sacred Pieces

Music Director Robert Spano starts the afternoon on a natural high with a piece so radiant in its majesty, someone named it for the king of the gods: Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony. The maestro then welcomes the internationally acclaimed ASO Chorus to the stage for a performance of music by a composer who truly holds the keys to the human heart–the great Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi’s exquisitely inspirational Four Sacred Pieces.

Sun Feb 24, 3 pm Hodgson Concert Hall PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK WITH KEN MELTZER IN RAMSEY CONCERT HALL AT 2:15 PM SPONSORED BY WYATT AND MARGARET ANDERSON GORDHAN AND JINX PATEL WILLIAM AND PAMELA PROKASY MALCOLM AND PRISCILLA SUMNER

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DIRECTOR’S PICK

Max Richter

with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble Performing Infra and music from The Leftovers Electro-acoustic polymath Max Richter defies categorization: composer, pianist, producer, remixer, collaborator, and, beyond argument, one of the most prolific of contemporary musical artists. Inspired equally by Bach, punk rock, and ambient electronica, Richter’s sonic world blends his formal classical training from the Royal Academy of Music with modern technology. His unique and distinctive brand of heartbroken melodicism bridges the minimalist greats with pioneering electronics and the contemporary digital music production multiverse.

Sun Sept 30, 7pm Hodgson Concert Hall PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK IN RAMSEY CONCERT HALL AT 6:15 PM

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The Reduced Shakespeare Co. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield, with additional material by Reed Martin Directed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor 37 plays in 97 minutes! This irreverent classic is a fast-paced romp through the Bard’s timeless plays. Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild and memorable ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

Fri Oct 5, 7:30 pm Fine Arts Theatre

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In the spirit of Shakespeare himself, RSC shows contain some occasional bawdy language and mild innuendo. All children (and parents) are different, so we’ve chosen to rate our shows PG -13: Pretty Good If You’re Thirteen.


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Julie Fowlis

[Scotland]

Music from the Scottish Isles Julie Fowlis’s exquisite voice, interpretation of Scottish Gaelic culture, and ability to transport folk music out of the past and into something contemporary, dynamic, and irresistible have made her an award-winning crossover star. She will forever be recognized for singing the theme song to Brave, DisneyPixar’s Academy Award-winning animated film set in the medieval highlands of Scotland. Music of the Scottish Isles brings the rich traditions of her homeland to life in this evening of joyful song.

Wed Oct 10, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK IN RAMSEY CONCERT HALL AT 6:45 PM SPONSORED BY GREGORY AND JENNIFER HOLCOMB

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Emerson String Quartet Shai Wosner, piano MOZART: Quartet in E-flat Major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 493 BOLCOM: Quintet No. 1 for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello DVOŘÁK: Quartet in G Major for Strings, Op. 106

The string quartet has long been one of chamber music’s most popular genres. In a program revealing the ensemble’s abundant possibilities, the fabled Emerson String Quartet is joined by the formidable pianist Shai Wosner for collaborative works by a pair of prolific geniuses, Mozart and Bolcom. This engaging program concludes with Dvořák’s ultimate tribute to his beloved homeland: his final quartet.

Mon Oct 22, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall SPONSORED BY HUBERT H. WHITLOW, JR.

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Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir

[Czech Republic]

This internationally renowned choir ranks as one of Central Europe’s leading ensembles and has toured the globe extensively throughout its 86-year history. The group comes to the United States at the request of the Czech Embassy in Washington D.C. in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Czech state and will present a program of traditional music and movement highlighting the sounds and customs of the Czech and Slovak cultures.

Tues Oct 23, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK IN RAMSEY CONCERT HALL AT 6:45 PM SPONSORED BY BRENDA H. BROWNING • CAROLYN T. HOWELL BOB AND MARTHA NOBLE • TOM AND KAREN JESATKO KENYON CLAIRE SWANN • DIANNE WALL

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VOCES8 “The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’ with meticulous timing and tuning.” Gramophone The exquisite British a cappella vocal ensemble, VOCES8, proudly inspires people everywhere through the superb performance of elevated music and the pure joy of singing. From London to Beijing, the ensemble tours extensively throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, with repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements. VOCES8’s concerts celebrate versatility with an unparalleled diverse musical expression.

Thurs Nov 8, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK IN RAMSEY CONCERT HALL AT 6:45 PM SPONSORED BY JULIA MARLOWE, ATHENS HOME INVENTORIES

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David Archuleta This platinum-selling pop star rose to fame at an early age on the seventh season of American Idol and has continued to chart his own path with six studio albums featuring an impressive catalogue of heartfelt lyrics and melodies. For his Athens debut, David brings a set list of familiar holiday carols to UGA to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

Sat Dec 15, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall SPONSORED BY CARL W. DUYCK AND DENNIS J. FLOOD

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Jane Lynch’s A Swingin’ Little Christmas! Jane Lynch–an Emmy and Golden Globe winner for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee and the two-time Emmy Award-winning host of NBC’s Hollywood Game Night– hits the road for a live concert tour of jazzy holiday tunes. Joined by Kate Flannery (The Office ), Tim Davis, and Southern California’s jiving Tony Guerrero Quintet, this Swingin’ Little Christmas is sure to make the season bright in all the right ways.

Fri Dec 21, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall SPONSORED BY AMY AND HANK HUCKABY

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PERSPECTIVES

A Simple Space Gravity and Other Myths [Australia] “Stripped back and raw…an awe-inspiring display of strength, skill and creativity.” Advertiser Seven acrobats from Australia’s hottest and most original circus ensemble push their physical abilities to the extreme in this acclaimed performance that is simultaneously raw and frantic yet delicate and unpretentious. Sustained by a live percussive soundtrack and presented so intimately that you can feel the heat and hear every breath, A Simple Space is stirring contemporary circus like you’ve never seen before.

Thurs Jan 10, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall MAKE IT AN EVENING WITH A TOUR AND FREE DESSERT AT THE GMOA AT 5:30 PM

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Roomful of Teeth This Grammy Award-winning contemporary vocal ensemble is dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters of singing traditions the world over, the eight-voice group continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders.

Wed Jan 16, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall

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Chinese Acrobats of Hebei Impressive derring-do takes center stage when these masters of agility and grace combine Chinese traditions, extraordinary nimbleness, and beautiful costumes into an awe-inspiring spectacle. Trained in the art and science of acrobatics since childhood, these athletes defy belief with a showcase of contortion, flexibility, and control highlighting the truly marvellous abilities of human bodies pushed to the extreme.

Fri Jan 25, 7:30 pm Sat Jan 26, 2 pm Fine Arts Theatre SPONSORED BY CARLTON BAIN

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo [South Africa]

The jubilant and stirring voices of “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors” (Nelson Mandela) combine the complex rhythms and harmonies of Zulu tradition with the sounds and sentiments of gospel music. Beautiful a cappella harmonies – made famous on Paul Simon’s Graceland album–showcase this four-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble’s message of hope, peace, and harmony in an unforgettable performance of powerful song.

Tues Jan 29, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK IN RAMSEY CONCERT HALL AT 6:45 PM

Photo: Ladysmith Black Mambazo Management

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Farruquito

[Spain]

Heir to a distinguished Gypsy flamenco dynasty, Farruquito erupted onto the international stage at age four alongside his grandfather in the Broadway show Flamenco Puro. He has since made the dance of his native Seville the volcanic center of his life and has been hailed by critics and audiences alike for his prodigious artistry, incredible personality, and captivating beauty. A band of live musicians and dancers join him on stage for this exhilarating performance of Southern Spain’s expressive art form.

Fri Feb 15, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK IN RAMSEY CONCERT HALL AT 6:45 PM SPONSORED BY CHARLES B. AND LYNNE V. KNAPP

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Camerata RCO

[Netherlands]

DVOŘÁK: Czech Suite Op. 39 for Octet SCHUBERT: Octet in F Major, D. 803

Formed by members of Amsterdam’s celebrated Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO), Camerata RCO performs chamber music in multiple formations, from duet to small chamber orchestra, with a special focus on the classical and romantic repertoire for winds and strings. The ensemble, as an octet, marks their first appearance at UGA with a performance of Dvořák’s lovely dance-inspired “Czech Suite” and Schubert’s substantial “Octet in F Major.”

Fri Feb 22, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK WITH PATRICK CASTILLO IN RAMSEY CONCERT HALL AT 6:45 PM SPONSORED BY CAROLINE D. STROBEL

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Vienna Boys Choir

[Austria]

No group of child musicians has won more renown than this incomparable choral ensemble founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1498. Six centuries later, the famed Vienna Boys Choir continues to delight music-lovers across the globe with its purity of tone, distinctive charm, and a diverse repertoire encompassing Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, medieval chant, and popular music.

Fri Mar 1, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall

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Black Violin Violist Wil B. and violinist Kev Marcus combine their classical training and hip hop influences to create a distinctive multi - genre sound of infectious beats and expressive melodies called “classical boom.” This lively performance – featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS – defies expectations and shatters stereotypes by bringing people together through a shared love of two disparate musical forms.

Thurs Mar 7, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall MAKE IT AN EVENING WITH A TOUR AND FREE DESSERT AT THE GMOA AT 5:30 PM

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One-Man StarWars Trilogy Written and Performed by Charles Ross Directed by TJ Dawe Canadian actor and uber geek, Charles Ross, brings his solo madcap creation to the stage in this mind-bending whirlwind performance. Ross retells the classic trilogy in 60 minutes with no costumes, no props, and no sets, but with all the characters, music, ships, and battles you’ve come to love. If your kid’s name is Chewbacca, this show is a no-brainer. If not, get your nerd on and experience the global sensation loved by audiences throughout the galaxy. The Force is strong with this one. One Man Star Wars Trilogy performed with permission of Lucasfilm Ltd. All Star Wars elements property of Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

Sat Mar 23, 2pm & 7:30 pm Ramsey Concert Hall

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Silkroad Ensemble Founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble creates music that engages difference, sparking radical cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning to build a more hopeful world. This “vibrant and virtuosic” (Wall Street Journal ) ensemble features musicians and composers from many countries and draws on a rich tapestry of traditions to create a new musical language. The ensemble’s sparkling performances feature a mix of classical

Photo: Liz Linder

music, traditional sounds, and new work by composers from across the globe.

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Fri Mar 29, 8 pm Hodgson Concert Hall PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK IN RAMSEY CONCERT HALL AT 7:15 PM

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Matt Haimovitz, cello The Bach Suites: A Moveable Feast Bach’s suites for unaccompanied cello are some of the most moving and spiritual compositions for a solo instrument. Musical pioneer Matt Haimovitz begins by performing three of the suites in separate locations around the UGA campus over the course of two days, prior to a final performance of the remaining three suites in Hodgson Concert Hall. Each suite features an overture composed by Philip Glass, Du Yun, and Vijay Iyer, and others, resulting in a unique experience unparalleled in the classical music world.

Thurs Apr 4, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall MAKE IT AN EVENING WITH A TOUR AND FREE DESSERT AT THE GMOA AT 5:30 PM PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK IN RAMSEY CONCERT HALL AT 6:45 PM SPONSORED BY LARS LJUNGDAHL • MARIHOPE T. AND WILLIAM P. FLATT

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The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer The Last Great Hunt [Australia] This multi award-winning one-man micro-epic puppet show melds technology and multimedia into a touching story of enduring love and the end of the world. Created by Tim Watts, this solo performance employs a unique blend of mime, puppetry, live and recorded music, and live animation to present an exploration of the next and oldest frontier: the deep blue sea.

Fri Apr 12, 7pm Sat Apr 13, 11am & 2 pm Ramsey Concert Hall SPONSORED BY THE CHRISTINE AND THOMAS PAVLAK PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ENDOWMENT

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Jerusalem Quartet

[Israel]

HAYDN: Quartet in G-Major, Op. 76, No. 1 BARTÓK: Quartet No. 5 BEETHOVEN: Quartet in E-f l a t Major, Op. 127

Founded in 1993 by four Israeli musicians, the Jerusalem Quartet has become a regular and beloved guest chamber ensemble on many of the world’s great concert stages. The quartet is renowned for its wide repertoire and stunning depth of expression, with a warm, full sound and a balance between high and low voices at its core. The UGA performance sees the group apply its colorful interpretation to works by Haydn, Bartók, and Beethoven.

Tues Apr 16, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall SPONSORED BY SANDRA STROTHER HUDSON AND CECIL C. HUDSON, M.D. VIRGINIA M. MACAGNONI DON SCHNEIDER AND JULIE CASHIN-SCHNEIDER DR. JANICE SIMON

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Lea Salonga

[Philippines]

The Human Heart Tour Known throughout the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, Lea Salonga rose to prominence as the Tony Award-winning star of Miss Saigon and for her roles in Les Misérables, Once on This Island, and Allegiance. Fans of all ages recognize her as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in the Disney film Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Disney’s Mulan. She makes a much-anticipated Athens debut with a program of show tunes and standards in this exhilarating concert with her live band.

Fri Apr 26, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK IN RAMSEY CONCERT HALL AT 6:45 PM

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Steep Canyon Rangers [USA]

Tracing their humble beginnings back to a small North Carolina town, this Grammy Award-winning bluegrass sextet has affirmed its place as one of the most versatile bands in American music. The group’s sound blends elements of pop, country, and folk rock into something that both embraces and transcends tradition. Celebrated solo recordings and frequent collaborations with Steve Martin have made the Steep Canyon Rangers one of the most exciting bands pickin’ and strummin’ on the road today.

Fri May 3, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall SPONSORED BY PAUL AND CAROL KURTZ

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FRANKLIN COLLEGE CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

New York Philharmonic String Quartet HAYDN: Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2, “Die Quinten” SHOSTAKOVICH: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 117 BRAHMS: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

Established in January 2017 during the New York Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary, this ensemble includes four principal musicians from its name sake orchestra, each of whom have won multiple prestigious prizes and have appeared as soloists with the Philharmonic and major orchestras around the world. The group brings the 2018 -19 UGA season to an exciting close playing ambitious works by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Brahms.

Thurs May 16, 7:30 pm Hodgson Concert Hall SPONSORED BY DORIS M. RAMSEY DR. ALLEN C. AND MRS. PHYLLIS M. CROWELL

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S AT U R D AY M O R N I N G C L U B

Saturday Morning Club These fun, interactive performances are designed for children age four through twelve and feature performances by UGA student ensembles and other young performers. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to come and enjoy this family-friendly activity with their children. UGA Wind Symphony Sat Oct 20, 10am Hodgson Concert Hall

UGA Core Contemporary and Aerial Dance Sat Feb 9, 10am New Dance Theatre

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Sat Nov 3, 10am Hodgson Concert Hall

Sat Mar 23, 10am Hodgson Concert Hall

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PERFORMANCES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

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Performances for Young People The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] Fri Oct 5, 10 am Fine Arts Theatre Grades 9–12

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Wed Jan 30, 10am Hodgson Concert Hall Grades 2–12 The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir Wed Oct 24, 10 am Hodgson Concert Hall Grades 2–12

Thurs Apr 11, 10am Fri Apr 12, 10am Ramsey Concert Hall Grades 2–12

A Simple Space Fri Jan 11, 10am Hodgson Concert Hall Grades 2–12

SPONSORED BY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ARTS EDUCATION PARTNERS FUND

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D E PA R T M E N T O F T H E AT R E A N D F I L M S T U D I E S

Department of Theatre and Film Studies University Theatre Season The Tall Girls

In the Blood

By Meg Miroshnik Directed by Anna Pieri Fri-Sat Sept 21-22, 8pm Tues-Fri Sept 25-28, 8pm Sun Sept 23 & 30, 2:30pm Cellar Theatre

By Suzan-Lori Parks Directed by guest artist Martin Damien Wilkins Fri-Sat Feb 15-16, 8pm Tues-Sat Feb 19-23, 8pm Sun Feb 17 & 24, 2:30pm Cellar Theatre

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. By Alice Birch Directed by Elise Robinson Tues-Sat Oct 9-13, 8pm Sat & Sun Oct 13 & 14, 2:30pm Cellar Theatre Equus By Peter Shaffer Directed by Ray Paolino Fri-Sat Nov 2-3, 8pm Wed-Fri Nov 7-9, 8pm Sun Nov 4 & 11, 2:30pm Fine Arts Theatre

Three Farcical Arts of the Deal: Peas, Pierre Patelin, and Purgation Directed by Marla Carlson Tues-Sat Mar 19-23, 8pm Sat & Sun Mar 23 & 24, 2:30pm Cellar Theatre Young Frankenstein By Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan Based on a movie by Mel Brooks & Gene Wilder Directed by George Contini Fri-Sat Apr 5- 6, 8pm Wed-Thurs Apr 10-13, 8pm Sun Apr 7 & 14, 2:30pm Fine Arts Theatre

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Department of Dance Spring Concert Series CORE Contemporary and Aerial Dance Thurs -Sat Feb 28 - Mar 2, 8pm New Dance Theatre dan ce . u g a . e d u

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HUGH HODGSON SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Hugh Hodgson School of Music Thursday Scholarship Series Symphony Orchestra

Concertos

Thurs Sept 6, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall

Thurs Jan 24, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall

An Evening of Hits from the Big Band Era

Hodgson Wind Ensemble

Thurs Oct 4, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall

Hodgson Singers

ARCO*

Thurs Mar 21, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall

Thurs Oct 9, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall

ARCO*

The Intergalactic Piano Extravaganza

Thurs Apr 9, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall

Thurs Nov 15, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall

Beyond the English String Orchestra

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Thurs Feb 14, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall

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Thurs Apr 18, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall *Bonus concerts on Thursday Scholarship Series


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Faculty Artist Series Jean Martin-Williams, horn Thurs Sept 13, 7:30pm Ramsey Concert Hall

Adrian Childs, Emily Koh, and Peter Van Zandt Lane, composition recital

D. Ray McClellan, clarinet

Tues Jan 15, 7:30pm Ramsey Concert Hall

Thurs Oct 11, 7:30pm Ramsey Concert Hall

David Fung, piano

Milton Masciadri, double bass Mon Nov 26, 7:30pm Ramsey Concert Hall

Tues Feb 5, 7:30pm Ramsey Concert Hall Michael Heald, violin Tues Mar 5, 7:30pm Ramsey Concert Hall

School of Music Ensembles (Ticketed) Hodgson Wind Ensemble

Hodgson Singers

Hodgson Wind Ensemble

Tues Sept 11, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall

Tues Nov 6, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall

Thurs Mar 28, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall

Symphony Orchestra

Hodgson Wind Ensemble

Symphony Orchestra

Thurs Sept 27, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall

Fri Nov 16, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall

Tues Apr 2, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall

Hodgson Wind Ensemble

Opera Theatre Fri Feb 22, 7:30pm Sat Feb 23, 7:30pm Sun Feb 24, 7:30pm Fine Arts Theatre

Hodgson Wind Ensemble

Tues Oct 2, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall Opera Theatre Thurs Oct 18, 7:30pm Fri Oct 19, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall

Symphony Orchestra Thurs Feb 28, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall

Tues Apr 23, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall Symphony Orchestra & University Choirs Thurs Apr 25, 7:30pm Hodgson Concert Hall

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music presents more than 350 concerts each year. To view the calendar and subscribe to weekly email concert listings, go to music.uga.edu. mu sic. u g a . e d u

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Additional Performances Spotlight on the Arts Kaleidoscope Concert Thurs Nov 1, 7pm

Athens Youth Symphony Sun Nov 11, 3pm Sun Apr 7, 3pm

Georgia Children’s Chorus* Tues Dec 11, 7pm Tues May 14, 7pm

Georgia Brass Band Sun Nov 4, 3pm

Athens Choral Society Tues Dec 4, 8pm Tues May 7, 8pm

Athens Master Chorale* Sat May 18, 7:30pm

Free admission unless indicated (*). Visit ugapresents.org for more information.

How to order tickets Subscribe today and save up to 25% off single ticket prices. Guarantee the best seats to sold-out concerts! How to Order Online: ugapresents.org By phone: ( 706 ) 542 - 4 400 By mail: Use the order form on page 45 and mail it to UGA Performing Arts Center Box Office, Athens, GA 30602-7280. In person: The Performing Arts Center box office is open Monday through Friday from 10:00am until 5:00pm.

Choose Your Favorites Select your preferred series and save 20% off single ticket prices. Refer to pages 4-5 to see which events are included in each series. Can't decide on a series? Choose the Everything Ticket and enjoy all the performances and save 25%.

Pick 6 If you prefer to create your own series, you can Pick 6 events and save 10% off single ticket prices. Pick 6 orders can be placed online at ugapresents.org or by phone at ( 706 ) 542-4 400 or in person at the Performing Arts Center box office. If you have previously purchased a PAC Card, please contact the box office for information.

Subscriber Benefits In addition to saving money, subscribers enjoy these benefits: • Exchange privileges: Only subscribers may exchange tickets if they are unable to attend one of their regularly scheduled events. Subscribers can choose from one of the performances in any of our six ticketed series. • Advance purchase privileges: Subscribers are entitled to purchase tickets to other performances before single tickets go on sale to the general public. • Lost ticket insurance: If your tickets are lost or stolen, we are happy to replace them for you with no service charge. 44

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2018-19 Subscription Order Form 1. Tell us who you are: Name Address City

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2. Choose your package(s):

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❏ $344 Orchestra Center ❏ $296 Orchestra Side ❏ $244 Balcony Front ❏ $188 Balcony Rear

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FRANKLIN COLLEGE CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

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EVERYTHING TICKET

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PICK 6 To purchase this package please call the Performing Arts Center Box Office or visit ugapresents.org

ADD MORE TO YOUR PACKAGE You may add additional performances outside of your Fixed Series package at a 10% savings by calling the Box Office.

3. Choose your date/time for: Chinese Acrobats of Hebei ❏ Jan 25, 7:30pm ❏ Jan 26, 2pm One-Man Stars Wars Trilogy ❏ Mar 23, 2pm ❏ Mar 23, 7:30pm The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik ❏ Apr 12, 7pm ❏ Apr 13, 11am ❏ Apr 13, 2pm 4. Support the PAC Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Performing Arts Center. Amount: $______________________________

5. Payment: Make check payable to UGA Performing Arts Center. Check # Credit Card:

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6. Place your order: Mail your order to: UGA Performing Arts Center Box Office Athens, GA 30602-7280

Or call: ( 706 ) 542- 4 400

Seat location substitutions will be made for seats not available in all packages. Subscriber series tickets will be mailed in July.

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Renewal deadline is June 19. New subscriber orders will be filled beginning June 20.


Know before you go Dates, times, ticket prices, service fees, programs, and guest artists subject to change. Box Office Open Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm and one hour prior to performances. Tickets to all performances presented by UGA Presents, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Dept. of Dance, and University Theatre are available in person at the UGA Performing Arts Center Box Office, by calling (70 6 ) 542-4400, or online at www.ugapresents.org. Tickets purchased from other outlets may not be honored. Parking Through an arrangement with UGA Parking Services, free parking for all UGA Presents series performances is available in both the Performing Arts Center surface lot and the Performing Arts Center parking deck. For performances at the Fine Arts Theatre, please use the Hull Street Deck ( free after 6:00 pm ), the paid Tate Center Parking Deck, or other UGA surface lots in the area.

Parking spaces designated for handicap use are located near the entrance to the Performing Arts Center lobby. Large-Print Programs Large print programs are available with advance notice by calling the box office at least 72 hours in advance. Assisted Listening Devices

For questions regarding parking, please call UGA Parking Services at (706) 542 - 7275.

Hearing augmentation headsets are available in the Performing Arts Center and may be checked out with a photo ID at the coat check desk in the Performing Arts Center lobby.

Photography and Recording

Food and Drink

Photography, video, and audio recording are strictly forbidden during all performances. Electronic Devices Please silence all mobile phones and other noisemaking devices. Texting during performances is not allowed. Children Children age six and older are welcome to attend performances. Children under age six may not be admitted. Parents and guardians are encouraged to exercise judgement when determining if programs are appropriate for their children. Please contact the Box Office if you have questions about specific performances. Accessibility The Performing Arts Center is accessible to people using wheelchairs or with restricted mobility. An elevator serving all levels is available. Please contact the box office to make advance arrangements if you require special assistance.

Concessions are available for purchase in the Performing Arts Center lobby for all UGA Presents performances. Food and drink are prohibited inside the performance venues. Complimentary cough lozenges are available at the coat check desk. Please do not unwrap lozenges during performances. Volunteers We appreciate the dedicated service of the many community volunteers who serve at the Performing Arts Center. To inquire about joining our team, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at ( 706) 5422634. Training sessions are held annually in August. Rentals Hodgson Concert Hall and Ramsey Concert Hall are available for rental. For information please call (7 06) 542-2290 or visit the rental page at ugapresents.org. Rental inquiries for the Fine Arts Theatre should be directed to the UGA Dept. of Theatre and Film Studies. Stay connected!

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UGA Presents 2018-19 season  

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