Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Athens, Georgia. (credit: UGA)

UGA Presents announces 2023-24 season

EarRelevant Staff | 26 MAY 2023

As we near Labor Day weekend, UGA Presents has announced its 2023-24 concert season. Atlantans know well the drive to the University of Georgia in Athens for Georgia Bulldogs football games, so going there for a concert would be a familiar day trip for many. The UGA campus is less than an hour and a half drive from in-town Atlanta and an even shorter commute if you live on the metro area’s east side.

The UGA Presents programming includes not only classical music but also concerts in other genres, as well as dance and theater. Hodgson Concert Hall and Ramsey Concert Hall are both located in the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, while the UGA Fine Arts Building is home to the Fine Arts Theatre.


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Running from September through May, multiple themes weave through the new season, designated the “Year of the Piano” in honor of the PAC’s new Hamburg Steinway concert grand. An array of diverse programming explores the sounds of America, including bluegrass, Americana, gospel, and popular music, plus a roster of established and emerging classical musicians. In addition to returning favorites, 18 artists will make their UGA Presents debuts.

Here is a chronological rundown of the season’s schedule:


The UGA Performing Arts Center 2023-24 Season

  • Fri., September 8, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Nickel Creek
    Hodgson Concert Hall
    (Single tickets on sale July 10)
  • Thu., September 14, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
    The Book of Life
    Fine Arts Theatre
  • Thu., September 21, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Hilary Hahn, violin
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Sun., September 24, 2023 @ 3:00 p.m.
    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Thu., September 28, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Ballet Hispánico
    Fine Arts Theatre
  • Tue. & Wed., October 10 & 11, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Indigo Girls
    UGA Symphony Orchestra
    Mark Cedel, conductor
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Thu., October 12, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Tue., October 17, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily
    Love in Exile
    Ramsey Concert Hall
  • Wed., October 25, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Poulenc Trio
    Ramsey Concert Hall
  • Wed., November 1, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández
    Hodgson Concert Hall
Terence Blanchard (credit: Cedric Angeles)

Terence Blanchard (credit: Cedric Angeles)

  • Fri., November 17, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Terence Blanchard
    featuring The E-Collective
    and Turtle Island Quartet
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Mon., November 27, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
    with Wynton Marsalis
    “Big Band Holidays”
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Wed., December 6, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
    A Celtic Family Christmas with
    Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Sun., December 10, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m.
    The Tallis Scholars
    Peter Phillips, director
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Sat., December 16, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Handel’s Messiah
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus
    Norman Mackenzie, director of choruses
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Thu., December 21, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Balsam Range
    Hodgson Concert Hall
Dover Quartet (credit: Roy Cox)

Dover Quartet (credit: Roy Cox)

  • Wed., January 17, 2024 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Dover Quartet
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Sat., January 27, 2024 @ 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
    Dance Theatre of Harlem
    Fine Arts Theatre
  • Mon., January 29, 2024 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Vasily Petrenko, music director
    Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Fri., February 2, 2024 @ 10:00 a.m.
    “The Magic of Music”
    UGA Wind Symphony
    Hodgson Concert Hall
    Free performance
  • Sun., February 4, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m.
    Brad Mehldau
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Fri., February 9, 2024 @ 7:30 p.m.
    “The Music of Jóhann Jóhannsson”
    American Contemporary Music Ensemble
    Clarice Jensen, artistic director and cello
    Ramsey Concert Hall
  • Sun., Feb 11, 2024 @ 3:00 p.m.
    Apollon Musagète Quartet
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Sat., February 17, 2024 @ 7:30 p.m.
    The Doo Wop Project
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Fri., February 23, 2024 @ 7:30 p.m.
    VOCES8
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Thu., February 29, 2024 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Ladysmith Black Mambazo
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Tue., March 12, 2024 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Max Raabe & Palast Orchester
    Hodgson Concert Hall
New Zealand violinist Geneva Lewis (credit: Motti Fang-Bentov)

New Zealand violinist Geneva Lewis (credit: Motti Fang-Bentov)

  • Mon., March 18, 2024 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Geneva Lewis, violin
    Ramsey Concert Hall
  • Sun., March 24, 2024 @ 3:00 p.m.
    Takács Quartet
    Marc-André Hamelin, piano
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Thu., March 28, 2024 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Dervish
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Tue., Apr 9, 2024 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Jordi Savall
    Hespèrion XXI
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Fri., April 12, 2024 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Sweet Honey in the Rock
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Fri., April 19, 2024 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Danish String Quartet
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Sun., Apr 21, 2024 @ 3:00 p.m.
    Jakub Józef Orliński, countertenor
    Il Pomo d’Oro
    Beyond
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Sat., April 27, 2024 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Lang Lang, piano
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Sun., May 5, 2024 @ 3:00 p.m.
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
    Jonathon Heyward, conductor
    Yeol Eum Son, piano
    Hodgson Concert Hall
  • Fri., May 17, 2024 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Patty Griffin
    Hodgson Concert Hall

Current UGA Presnts subscribers have first access to tickets. Season renewals go on sale on May 31. New subscribers may purchase season tickets (as few as three performances) starting June 12. Group sales reservations begin July 5. Single tickets go on sale to the public August 1, except for Nickel Creek, which goes on sale July 10.

In line with the above schedule, tickets can be purchased in three ways: online 24/7 at pac.uga.edu, by telephone by calling the Performing Arts Center Box Office at (706) 542-4400, or by visiting the UGA Performing Arts Center Box Office at 230 River Road in Athens, Georgia. Box Office hours are Mon.-Fri., 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for both in-person and phone purchases, with 5-minute parking available in the drop-off circle at the Performing Arts Center for purchasing or picking up tickets. Parking for concerts is free.

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