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UGA Performing Arts Center Series shows changes for 15th season

By Howard Pousner
hpousner@ajc.com

The University of Georgia’s Performing Arts Center in Athens is making a number of changes for its 2010-11 season, the 15th for the center and first under George C. Foreman, who became director in January.

A number of series have been renamed, refocused or replaced. The center also will partner with Athens’ Classic Center in showcasing well-known pop entertainers in a new series called Celebrity Evenings (Tony Bennett and Doc Severinsen are booked; Lyle Lovett may be added).

Here’s the lineup, broken down by series:

CELEBRITY EVENINGS
Tony Bennett (Oct. 6)
Doc Severinsen and El Ritmo de la Vida (May 12)

MASTERWORKS
Diavolo (Sept. 24 & 25)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (Oct. 31)
Thomas Hampson, Baritone (Feb. 18)
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Dawn Upshaw, Soprano (March 27)

CLASSICS
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Emanuel Ax, Piano (Oct. 3)
BBC Concert Orchestra with Keith Lockhart, Conductor (Nov. 14)
Opole Philharmonic of Poland (Jan. 23)
From the Top with Christopher O’Riley, Host (Feb. 27)

PULL SOME STRINGS
The 5 Browns (Oct. 12)
Venice Baroque Orchestra with Robert McDuffie, Leader and Violin (Nov. 18)
Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile (Feb. 19)
Béla Fleck, Banjo; Zakir Hussain, Percussion; Edgar Meyer, Bass (April 1)
Orquestra de Guitar de Barcelona (April 15)

TRADITIONS
Dailey & Vincent (Oct. 7)
Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company (Oct. 24)
Danú (March 11)
Tango Buenos Aires (March 19)

OFF-BROADWAY
Second City Company (Nov. 1 & 2)
Reduced Shakespeare Company (Jan. 11)
The Water Coolers (Feb. 4 & 5)

RAMSEY CONCERT HALL SERIES
Caroline Goulding, Violin (Nov. 9)
Aleksandr Haskin, Flute (Jan. 18)
Charlie Albright, Piano (Feb. 24)

FRANKLIN COLLEGE CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES
Lara St. John, Violin (Oct. 17)
Talich Quartet (Oct. 28)
Millennium Brass Quintet (April 3)
ARCO Chamber Orchestra (April 17)

Subscriptions to the 2010-2011 season are on sale now. For more information or a free brochure,
contact the Performing Arts Center box office toll free at 1-888-289-8497 or www.uga.edu/pac.
Single tickets for the Celebrity Evenings performances will go sale July 24. Single tickets for
all other Performing Arts Center events will go on sale Aug. 30.

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