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Béla Fleck and UGA Symphony Orchestra


Multi Grammy award-winning banjo player Béla Fleck returns to Athens to join the UGA Symphony Orchestra in a performance dubbed “Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra,” a symphonic piece of his own creation. Fleck, one of the world’s most technically proficient banjo players, is also highly innovative, and his musicianship stems from a deep knowledge of American roots music and progressive jazz peppered with international influences. This ground-breaking performance of a three-part concerto featuring a banjo should offer a unique showcase for Fleck’s virtuosic talent. Expect to be amazed by a true master of his craft. Tickets ($25) can be purchased by calling 706-542-4400 or by visiting The performance is at 8 p.m.


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