International artists ready to dazzle at the UGA Performing Arts Center

Northeast Georgia’s home of excellence in the performing arts is the UGA Performing Arts Center. For 11 days in January and February, Hodgson Concert Hall will host African singers, a Scandinavian string quartet and a company of Mexican dancers and musicians.

The vocal quintet nobuntu (January 25, 7:30 p.m.) is a multi-talented women’s group from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. They sing traditional songs, gospel and Afro-jazz, complementing their a cappella sound and vibrant presentation with drumming and dancing. In addition to a concert on stage, they will give a Morning Performance for Young Audiences, welcoming schoolchildren from the neighborhood, and a free lunchtime workshop open to all.

the Danish String Quartet (January 29, 7:30 p.m.) is one of the most acclaimed chamber ensembles performing today. Their long-awaited concert opens with Schubert’s intense ‘Death and the Maiden’ quartet, continues with music by Robert Schumann and ends with their own arrangements of Scandinavian and British folksongs.

Ballet Folklórico de México by Amalia Hernández (4 Feb., 7:30 p.m.) travels to Athens from the Palacio de Bellas Artes, one of the most historic places in Mexico City. The company celebrates its 70th anniversary with a program of spellbinding dances and thrilling music that traces all of Mexico’s rich history. For this event, the Performing Arts Center has partnered with UGA’s Institute of Latin American and Caribbean Studies to provide 100 tickets to Mexicans and other Latinos in the Athens area. The company will also give a show for young people.

Other international concerts in the UGA Performing Arts Center’s 25th anniversary season include the Classical Chamber Music Ensemble Trio with Brio Copenhagen (March 14), Irish Acoustic Ensemble Lunasa (March 24), Austrian comic Brass Mnozil (March 29), Edgar Meyer and the Scottish Ensemble (April 1) and the Great Britain Ukulele Orchestra (April 3).

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Three ways to order

  1. Buy your tickets online at
  2. Call the Performing Arts Center box office at 706-542-4400, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  3. Visit the UGA Performing Arts Center Box Office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Five-minute parking is available in the Performing Arts Center drop-off circle to purchase or pick up tickets.)

COVID protocols

For more information on the Performing Arts Center’s COVID-19 protocols, visit will be in place for all performances running through May 2022. Customers can exchange tickets for another performance (including those in Spring 2022) or receive a full refund up to noon on the day of the performance, if it takes place during the week, or until Friday at 5:00 p.m. if occurring on a weekend.