International Artists Dazzle at the UGA Performing Arts Center this Spring

January 21, 2022

Update 1.24.22: Due to complications caused by COVID-19, Danish String Quartet’s performance at UGA has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. The Italian string quartet, Quartetto di Cremona, will replace the Danish String Quartet on January 29 at 7:30 p.m. All tickets for the DSQ performance will be honored for Quartetto di Cremona’s performance. Please contact the Performing Arts Center Box Office with questions or to explore other arrangements.

Northeast Georgia’s home for excellence in the performing arts is the UGA Performing Arts Center. Over the course of 11 days in January and February, Hodgson Concert Hall will welcome singers from Africa, a string quartet from Scandinavia, and a company of dancers and musicians from Mexico.

The vocal quintet Nobuntu (Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.) is a group of multitalented women from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. They sing traditional songs, gospel, and Afro-jazz, rounding out their a cappella sound and vibrant presentation with percussion and dance. In addition to a mainstage concert, they will give a morning Performance for Young People, welcoming schoolchildren from the area, and a free midday workshop that is open to all.

The Danish String Quartet (Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.) is one of the most acclaimed chamber ensembles performing today. Their long-awaited concert opens with Schubert’s intense “Death and the Maiden” quartet, continues with music by Robert Schumann, and closes with their own arrangements of Scandinavian and British folk songs.

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández (Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m.) travels to Athens from the Palacio de Bellas Artes, one of Mexico City’s most historic venues. The company is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a program of mesmerizing dances and thrilling music that traces Mexico’s entire rich history. For this event, the Performing Arts Center has joined forces with the UGA Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute to provide 100 tickets to Mexicans and other Latinos in the Athens area. The company will also give a Performance for Young People.

Further international concerts in the UGA Performing Arts Center’s 25th anniversary season include the classical chamber music ensemble Trio con Brio Copenhagen (Mar. 14), Irish acoustic ensemble Lúnasa (Mar. 24), Austrian comic band Mnozil Brass (Mar. 29), Edgar Meyer and the Scottish Ensemble (Apr. 1), and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (Apr. 3).

For a complete list of UGA Presents performances, click here.

Three Ways to Order Tickets

  1. Purchase tickets online 24/7 online here.
  2. Call the Performing Arts Center Box Office at (706) 542-4400, Mon.-Fri., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  3. Visit the UGA Performing Arts Center Box Office, Mon.-Fri., 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (5 minute parking is available in the drop off circle at the Performing Arts Center for purchasing or picking up tickets.)

COVID protocols

For information about the Performing Arts Center’s current COVID-19 protocols, click hereFlexible ticketing will be in place for all performances occurring through May. Patrons may exchange tickets for another performance or receive a full refund until 12:00 p.m. on the day of the performance, if occurring on a weekday, or by Friday at 5:00 p.m. if occurring on a weekend.