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February 20, 2017  

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to perform ‘Tutto Italiano’

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By Bobby Tyler | February 20, 2017

The UGA Performing Arts Center will present the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. The program, Tutto Italiano, will include music by Puccini, Respighi and Verdi. The concert will open with Mendelssohn's Venice-inspired Venetianisches Gondellied.

The Performing Arts Center has partnered with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to present an entire season of concerts on the Franklin College Chamber Music Series. Musicians from CMSLC are visiting Athens six times during the 2016-2017 season, establishing the greatest presence in one location for the Chamber Music Society outside of New York City.

CMSLC is the nation's premier repertory company for chamber music with a rotating roster of outstanding instrumentalists. For the Tutto Italiano program, the Orion String Quartet will join Chamber Music Society members pianist Alessio Bax and violinist Paul Huang.

Tickets for the concert are $42 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center, online at or by calling the box office at 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, heard by 1.4 million listeners across the country. Patrick Castillo from CMSLC will give a pre-concert lecture at 2:15 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall.