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Top performers lined up for UGA Performing Arts Center season
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UGA Performing Arts Center

Season performance highlights

Willie Nelson, Aug. 10, Classic Center Theatre

Itzhak Perlman, Dec. 9, Hodgson Concert Hall

Blue Man Group, Nov. 6-7, Classic Center Theatre

The Boston Pops Orchestra, Feb. 27, Classic Center Theatre

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Nov. 4, Hodgson Concert Hall

State Ballet Theatre of Russia, Jan. 15-16, Fine Arts Theatre

The English Concert, Feb. 19, Hodgson Concert Hall

James Galway: The Legacy Tour, March 7, Hodgson Concert Hall

Nobuyuki Tsujii, March 19, Hodgson Concert Hall

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Nov. 1, Hodgson Concert Hall

Venice Baroque Orchestra, Jan. 27, Hodgson Concert Hall

The King’s Singers, Feb. 11, Hodgson Concert Hall

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Feb. 24, Hodgson Concert Hall

Béla Fleck and UGA Symphony Orchestra, March 26, Hodgson Concert Hall

Kopelman Quartet, The Payne Memorial Concert, Oct. 7, Hodgson Concert Hall

Tokyo String Quartet, Feb. 21, Hodgson Concert Hall

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, April 13-14, Hodgson Concert Hall

Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio, Nov. 9, Hodgson Concert Hall

The Capitol Steps, Oct. 30, Hodgson Concert Hall

The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center has announced the roster of artists for the 2012-2013 season.

“This will be a year filled with incomparable performances, a truly magical season and one of the best in the PAC’s 17-year history,” Performing Arts Center Director George C. Foreman said.

One highlights will be a performance by world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman.

“Last season we presented Yo-Yo Ma. When I was planning the new season, I thought there was only one way to top that, by bringing the world’s best violinist to Hodgson Hall,” Foreman said.

The Performing Arts Center will continue its partnership with the Classic Center with three special collaborations: Willie Nelson, the Boston Pops Orchestra and Blue Man Group.

The PAC’s classical music series, Masterworks and Classics, will feature the world’s finest orchestras and musicians in addition to classical ballet. The series will include renowned flutist Sir James Galway performing with his wife, Lady Jeanne, on his Legacy Tour. Also scheduled will be the Athens debut of Nobuyuki Tsujii, the blind pianist who won the Van Cliburn Gold Medal.

National Public Radio’s From the Top comes back to record its popular program live in Hodgson Hall.

England’s King’s Singers return with their impeccable vocal style and unique British wit.

Premier banjo player Béla Fleck will make two appearances. He will perform in the fall with the jazz ensemble, the Marcus Roberts Trio, and again in the spring with the UGA Symphony Orchestra, playing his own Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra.

The Franklin College Chamber Music Series will feature the world’s finest chamber ensembles, notably the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The don’t-miss concert on the Franklin series will be the Tokyo String Quartet in its final season.

The Show Biz and Off-Broadway series will offer something for everyone with Celtic and world music, comic magicians, Broadway song and dance, and even talking dogs.

The Capitol Steps return to perform their trademark political satire a week prior to the presidential election, and YouTube sensations Igudesman and Joo will combine classical music with comedy in the style of P.D.Q. Bach and Victor Borge.

The Performing Arts Center will begin its 15th year recording concerts for broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today. It also will continue its educational programs, offering master classes and lecture/demonstrations for UGA students and local public school students.

Single tickets for individual events will go on sale Aug. 27. On-sale dates for Classic Center events will vary.

For more information or a free brochure, contact the Performing Arts Center box office at 706-542-4400, toll free at 888-289-8497,