Lisztomania at UGA

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That's from the title of an article mentioning the American Liszt Society Bicentennial Festival at UGA next week, in the St. Louis Magazine blog.

Don't forget that

The headline event of the festival is the world premiere of a new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom performed by internationally-acclaimed baritone Thomas Hampson on Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. in the Hodgson Concert Hall of the UGA Performing Arts Center.

To honor the bicentennial of the birth of Franz Liszt, the society commissioned a new work. The result, Bolcom’s Laura Sonnets for baritone and piano,shares a common source of inspiration with Liszt’s masterful Petrarch Sonnets.

The festival also features a concert by the UGA Symphony Orchestra on Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall featuring Liszt’s Prometheus, a tone poem for orchestra, and Mahler’s glorious Symphony No. 1, the “Titan.”

For tickets, please contact the UGA Performing Arts Center at 706/542-4400 or online at www.uga.edu/pac