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March 20, 2017  

Performing Arts Center to present Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

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By Bobby Tyler | March 20, 2017
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The UGA Performing Arts Center will present the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields March 26 at 7 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

The concert, which will open with Aaron Copland's Quiet City, will feature two works by Mozart, the Piano Concerto No. 9 and the Symphony No. 29. The program also will include the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Shostakovich.

Award-winning pianist Inon Barnatan will join the orchestra as guest soloist for the Mozart and Shostakovich concertos. A recipient of both the Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center's Martin E. Segal Award, Barnatan has performed with many of the world's foremost orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Royal Stockholm Symphony Orchestra and the Gulbenkian Orchestra of Lisbon.

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is one of the world's most respected chamber orchestras, renowned for its fresh interpretations of classical music. Formed by Sir Neville Marriner from a group of leading London musicians, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church in 1959.

In addition to extensive international tours, the Academy boasts a vast recording output, highlights of which include the 1969 best-seller, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and the soundtrack to 1985's Oscar-winning film Amadeus.

Tickets for the concert are $31 to $41 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center, online at pac.uga.edu 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.

A pre-concert lecture will be offered 45 minutes prior to the performance in Ramsey Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center.