Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to perform music by Mozart
The UGA Performing Arts Center opens the 2017-2018 Franklin College Chamber Music series with a performance by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. The program, Classical Epicenter: Mozart 1787, will showcase music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The year 1787 was one of the most joyous periods of Mozart's life. Fresh from the triumph of his opera The Marriage of Figaro, the musical genius expressed his elation in three of the most optimistic chamber works of his career, all of which will be featured on the Athens program: Sonata in C Major for Piano, Four Hands; Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano; and Quintet in C Major for Two Violins, Two Violas and Cello.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is the nation's premier repertory company for chamber music with a rotating roster of award-winning musicians. The artists performing on the Oct. 15 program will be pianists Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, violinists Paul Huang and Ani Kavafian, violists Yura Lee and Matthew Lipman and cellist Mihai Marica.
Tickets for the concert are $42 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400. UGA students can purchase tickets for $6 with a valid UGA ID, limit one ticket per student.
The concert will be recorded for broadcast on American Public Media's Performance Today. The most popular classical music program on public radio, Performance Today is heard by 1.3 million listeners across the country.
A pre-concert lecture will be given by Patrick Castillo from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center beginning at 2:15 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center.