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December 4, 2017  

Concert to feature Bach’s music

Bobby Tyler

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By Bobby Tyler | December 4, 2017
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The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's annual December performances of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos are a New York City tradition that The New York Times calls "A New York holiday staple...brimming with life." Now Athens audiences can enjoy the experience when the Chamber Music Society brings the Brandenburg Concertos to the UGA Performing Arts Center Dec. 13.

In 1721, Bach sent a beautiful presentation manuscript to the Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg with six concertos representing a variety of different approaches to the concerto idea. Nicknamed the "Brandenburg" Concertos, the compositions are now regarded as masterworks of classical music but are rarely performed together.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the nation's premier repertory company for chamber music, offers a rare opportunity to hear all six Brandenburg Concertos on one program. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $30 to $76 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 in the country.

A pre-concert lecture will be given by Patrick Castillo from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The lecture begins at 7:15 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center.