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Pianist David Fung, Broadway Composer Frank Wildhorn, Clarinetist Anthony McGill Featured in UGA Presents February Schedule


UGA Presents offers a variety of performances and events throughout the month as part of the Performing Arts Center’s continuing virtual concert series, Studio HH. The guest artists on the schedule represent the pinnacle of their professions, including classical music and Broadway.

Most events are free and do not require registration or tickets. David Fung’s recital requires paid admission for in-person and/or online viewing. All events can be accessed on the UGA Performing Arts Center’s website, pac.uga.edu.

Performances and events taking place throughout the month of February include:

  • Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Front Row: National
    Artist Series: Calidore String Quartet
    January 27, 3:00 p.m. – February 2, 3:00 p.m.
    How to Watch: Online at pac.uga.edu. Free admission (registration not required).

The latest installment of CMS’s Artist Series, established specifically to promote professional chamber music performances during the COVID-19 pandemic, features the young American ensemble Calidore String Quartet playing selections by Mendelssohn and Dvořák.

  • Arts Chat: Frank Wildhorn
    Premieres February 2, 3:00 p.m. and available on demand
    How to Watch: The Performing Arts Center’s YouTube channel, Facebook page, or online at pac.uga.edu. Free admission (registration not required).

The multi Grammy and Tony-nominated composer (Jekyll & HydeThe Scarlet Pimpernel) and songwriter (Whitney Houston’s “Where Do Broken Hearts Go?”) visits with Performing Arts Center Director Jeffrey Martin about his past and future projects, his work in the Asian musical theatre market, and his plans for the future.

  • David Fung, piano
    In Person in Hodgson Concert Hall on February 12, 7:30 pm or online in Studio HH February 12, 7:30 pm for six days
    How to Watch: In person in Hodgson Concert Hall and online at the pac.uga.edu.

One of the most “articulate and stylish” (New York Times) performers of our time, David Fung regularly plays with some of the world’s most highly esteemed orchestras. This solo piano performance shines a spotlight on his recital work as he breathes life into pieces by Bach, Chopin, Florence Price, and others.

Limited in-person seating for approximately 50 people will be available (face coverings and social distancing required). The performance can also be streamed from any location online at pac.uga.edu.

Tickets for the concert cost $20 to attend in person or $10 to watch online and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.uga.edu, or by calling (706) 542-4400. Discounted tickets for the performances are available to current UGA students (limit one ticket per student).

  • Arts Chat: Anthony McGill
    Premieres February 16, 3:00 p.m. and available on demand
    How to Watch: The Performing Arts Center’s YouTube channel, Facebook page, or online at pac.uga.edu. Free admission (registration not required).

Join us for a conversation with clarinetist Anthony McGill, one of classical music’s most recognizable and multifaceted figures. He serves as the principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic (the orchestra’s first African-American principal player) and maintains a dynamic international solo and chamber music career.

  • Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Front Row: National
    Artist Series: Anthony McGill, clarinet
    February 24, 3:00 p.m. – March 2, 3:00 p.m.
    How to Watch: Online at pac.uga.edu. Free admission (registration not required).

Acclaimed clarinetist Anthony McGill plays a program featuring two 20th century French composers as well as one of Brahms’s four chamber works featuring the clarinet as the primary instrument.

 

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Front Row: National series is made possible with the support of Dr. Carl S. Hoveland. Arts Chats are supported by Carl W. Duyck and Dennis J. Flood. David Fung’s performance is supported by Murray and Dorris Tillman.