ATHENS, Ga. — The Jerusalem Quartet is coming to UGA Apr. 16 for a 7:30 p.m. performance in Hodgson Concert Hall. The award-winning ensemble’s program will feature string quartets by Haydn, Bartók and Beethoven.
Founded in 1993 in Israel, the Jerusalem Quartet has performed on some of the world’s leading concert stages with bi-annual visits to North America and regular appearances at London’s Wigmore hall, Tonhalle Zürich, Munich Herkulessaal and Theatre des Champs-Elysées. The ensemble has also been invited to perform at premier music festivals such as Salzburg, Verbier, Schleswig-Holstein, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Rheingau, Saint Petersburg White Nights as well as Ravinia in the United States.
The Jerusalem Quartet records exclusively for the harmonia mundi label. The quartet’s recordings, particularly the albums featuring Haydn’s string quartets and Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden,” have been honored with numerous awards including the Diapason d’Or and the BBC Music Magazine Award for chamber music.
The quartet’s Athens concert will be recorded for broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today, the most popular classical music program in the United States.
Tickets for the concert start at $30 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400. A limited number of discounted tickets are available to current UGA students for $10 with a valid UGA ID (limit one ticket per student).
A pre-performance talk will be given by Theresa Chafin, a graduate music student at UGA. The talk begins at 6:45 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall and is open to the public.
The concert is sponsored by Sandra Strother Hudson and Cecil C. Hudson, M.D.; Virginia M. Macagnoni; Don Schneider and Julie Cashin-Schneider and Dr. Janice Simon.
Hodgson Concert Hall and Ramsey Concert Hall are located in the Performing Arts Center at 230 River Road in Athens.