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Rising cello star to perform in Athens
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The UGA Performing Arts Center will present award-winning cellist Patrice Jackson-Tilghman in a recital at 8 p.m. Feb. 5 in Ramsey Concert Hall in Athens.

A rising star in the world of classical music, Jackson-Tilghman will offer a diverse program that includes works by Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Chopin and George Crumb.

The young cellist is already carving a name for herself as a charismatic and talented performer. The Detroit News has described her as a “big-toned, boldly projected soloist” and the Hartford Courant stated that she “wowed the audience with effortless facility, playful phrasing and a sense of spontaneity that one hears usually only from the highest caliber of musicians.”

A native of St. Louis, Jackson-Tilghman began piano lessons with her mother at age 3 and cello lessons with her father at the age of eight. At 13, she made her debut with the Belleville Philharmonic Orchestra, performing the Elgar Cello Concerto.

Jackson-Tilghman is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York and the Yale School of Music in New Haven. For her Athens recital, she will be accompanied by pianist Constantine Finehouse, a native of St. Petersburg, Russia. The two first collaborated as students at Yale.

Tickets are $27, free for UGA students with valid UGA ID card. They can be purchased online at pac.uga.edu or by calling the Performing Arts Center box office at 706-542-4400 or toll free at 888-289-8497.

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