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May 15, 2017  

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center concert closes season

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By Bobby Tyler | May 15, 2017

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will close the Performing Arts Center's 2016-2017 season with America!, a program honoring five of America's master composers. The May 22 concert will feature Aaron Copland's original 1944 14-instrument version of Appalachian Spring.

Prior to the concert, the Performing Arts Center will host an announcement party to unveil the upcoming 2017-2018 season. The party will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the PAC quad where patrons can enjoy free hot dogs and frozen custard sundaes. The concert will follow at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

In addition to Copland's Appalachian Spring, the Chamber Music Society's America! program will include works by Samuel Barber, John Corigliano, John Harbison and William Bolcom.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is the nation's premier repertory company for chamber music. The UGA Performing Arts Center has hosted six CMSLC concerts throughout the current season, establishing the greatest presence in one location for the Chamber Music Society outside of New York City.

Tickets for the concert are $53 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.

Patrick Castillo from CMSLC will give a pre-concert lecture at 7:15 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall.