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Sunday, December 21

2 events

Performance

  • The Classic Center

    Dec. 20, 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, 3 p.m. $15–35. 706-542-4400, www.classiccenter.com

    The State Ballet Theatre of Russia's The Nutcracker

    A yearly favorite tale of holiday adventure through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers and an army of mice. The authentic Russian production features Tchaikovsky's beloved music, including "Waltz of the Flowers" and "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy." See Calendar Pick on p. 22.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    Dec. 20, 7 p.m. & Dec. 21, 2 p.m. $32–47. www.pac.uga.edu

    Handel's Messiah

    The Knights chamber orchestra from New York City, UGA's Hodgson Singers and four professional soloists join forces under the direction of Daniel Bara for a rare, complete performance of Handel's masterpiece.

Sunday, January 4

1 event

Performance

  • 5 p.m. FREE! www.advent.episcopalatlanta.org

    Winter Revels: A Celebration for Twelfth Night

    (Episcopal Church of the Advent) The Athens Chamber Singers perform a program of readings, hymns, anthems and instrumentals including "Carol of the Field Mice," "Christmas Time is Here" and "Garten Mother's Lullaby." Followed by a reception.

Monday, January 5

1 event

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $25–57. www.pac.uga.edu

    St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

    Led by conductor Vladimir Lande, this performance includes Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony and Bernstein's Candide Overture. Schumann's Cello Concerto will feature Russian cellist Dmitry Kouzov. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

Tuesday, January 13

1 event

Performance

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Jan. 13 & Jan. 14, 8 p.m. $52–62. www.pac.uga.edu

    The State Ballet Theatre of Russia's Swan Lake

    Tchaikovsky's music is brought to life in a production filled with authentic Russian choreography, lavish sets and costumes. A free pre-concert lecture will be held 45 minutes prior to the performance.

Wednesday, January 14

1 event

Performance

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Jan. 13 & Jan. 14, 8 p.m. $52–62. www.pac.uga.edu

    The State Ballet Theatre of Russia's Swan Lake

    Tchaikovsky's music is brought to life in a production filled with authentic Russian choreography, lavish sets and costumes. A free pre-concert lecture will be held 45 minutes prior to the performance.

Thursday, January 15

1 event

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $25–35. www.pac.uga.edu

    Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

    The orchestra's signature sound features many types of ukuleles, a double bass and a host of gorgeous voices performing harmonious and hilarious renditions of modern and traditional tunes.