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Chamber music chimes at UGA
7 instrumentalists to perform this weekend in annual festival
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Cellist David Finckel and his wife, pianist Wu Han, will perform during the fourth annual Arch Chamber Music Festival this weekend in Athens.

Classical musical featuring Renaissance masters and 20th century composers will float through the air as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents two concerts this weekend in Athens.

The fourth annual Arch Chamber Music Festival will be at 8 p.m. April 25, and 3 p.m. April 26, in Hodgson Concert Hall. The Saturday concert will feature works by Johannes Brahms, Bohuslav Martinu, Paul Shoenfield, Antonín Dvorák and Mark O’Connor.  The Sunday program at 3 p.m. will feature music by Wolfgang Mozart, Robert Schumann and Anton Arensky.

Tickets are $40 and discounted for University of Georgia students. Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400 or 888-289-8497.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is America’s premier repertory company for chamber music, with a roster of the world’s leading instrumentalists. Seven of Lincoln Center’s outstanding artists will perform in Hodgson Hall for the Arch Chamber Music Festival, including pianists Gloria Chien and Wu Han, violinists Chad Hoopes and Arnaud Sussmann, violist Matthew Lipman, clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester and cellist David Finckel.

David Finckel and Wu Han serve as co-artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society. The husband-and-wife duo launched ArtistLed, classical music’s first musician-directed and Internet-based recording company, whose catalogue of 16 albums has won widespread critical acclaim, including BBC Music Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award. They are also the founding artistic directors of the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute in Silicon Valley and were named the 2012 Musicians of the Year by Musical America.

The Chamber Music Society is one of 11 constituents of New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. CMS presents chamber music of every instrumentation, style and historical period in its extensive concert season.

The Arch Chamber Music Festival concerts will be recorded for broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today, heard by more than 1.4 million listeners across the country.

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