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The Hugh Hodgson School of Music presents its final Faculty Artist Series of 2019 with a performance by cellist David Starkweather on Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Hall in the UGA Performing Arts Center. 

 

Appearing with Starkweather will be faculty pianist Damon Denton and tenor and associate professor of musicGregory Broughton. The program includes music by 18thcentury composer Louis Francoeur, a set of pieces titled “From Jewish Life” by Ernest Bloch, three traditional African-American spirituals featuring Broughton, and the monumental sonata for...

The Lamar Dodd School of Art is pleased to announce an ongoing collaboration between Christina Foard, MFA Candidate, and Mark Mobley, Co-Director of the ACES program. Foard's ongoing project Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resilience, is a free, city-wide social ecology project that collects public perceptions...

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music will present its annual Holiday Concert on Nov. 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall as the final Thursday Scholarship Series performances of this calendar year. The program features the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra, combined choirs of Glee Clubs, University Chorus, and Hodgson Singers. 

 

The program will include a large portion of the orchestral music from Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic ballet, The Nutcracker, performed in the first half of the concert. “This year's concerts presented a unique challenge...

The University of Georgia Hodgson Wind Ensemble will be mixing it up with a Sunday performance Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. in Hodgson Hall. Joining them as a guest artist is Joe Alessi, principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic.

 

“He is undoubtedly one of the very finest trombonists in the world, and has shaped the American style of orchestral performance for the past 35 years as he has expanded the solo repertoire for the instrument. His numerous solo recordings and live performances have almost single-handedly elevated the possibilities and expectations...

The University of Georgia Hodgson Singers will perform their first concert of the 2019-2020 Ensemble Series during the 8thannual Spotlight on the Arts Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Hall. 

 

Their program, “All Things Rush On,” comes from the title of a piece the ensemble commissioned from Canadian composer Kieren MacMillan, set to text by Rabindranath Tagore. The piece highlights the general theme of the program, which involves humanity’s need to make peace with and even find the joy in the cycles of life and death. The program’s theme is most explicit...

Two Hugh Hodgson School of Music guitar performance students, Gonzalo Arias Contreras (DMA, guitar) and Ian Hrdlicka (MM, guitar), recently competed in the Louisville International Guitar Competition. Gonzalo took first prize and Ian was a semi-finalist. Gonzalo and Ian are both students of senior guitar lecturer Daniel Bolshoy. The Louisville Guitar Festival and Competition welcomed a roster of top-rate guitarists, devoted students, and casual enthusiasts for intensive study and artistic development.

 

“Competing against so many talented musicians is a...

UGA Director of Bands Cynthia Johnston Turner will conduct the Hodgson Wind Ensemble in the program “Toot Suites! on Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music Thursday Scholarship Series.

The ensemble will play a wide range of music including suites from the Renaissance, the Romantic, and the Modern era, suites from around the world by Sussato, Massenet, and Waespi, plus Eric Whitacre's “October”.

“Even though you may not know about Oliver Waespi, you might just leave saying, that was my favorite!” says Johnston Turner. A...

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music UGA Opera Theatre, in collaboration with the UGA Symphony Orchestra and Hodgson Singers conducted by Mark Cedel, will present to the Athens community for the first time one of the most famous dramatic operas in the entire repertoire, Gaetano Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor.” A semi-staged and costumed concert version of this masterpiece will be presented Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. in Hodgson Hall at the Performing Arts Center. 

Seven soloists of the Opera Theatre will be featured singing the leading roles with...

The Hugh Hodgson School of Musicwill continue its Faculty Artist Series with a concert by Brandon Craswell, associate professor of trumpet. 

The program, “Songs for my Daughter,” is set for Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall and will include a mix of classical, jazz, pop and even boogie woogie styles. 

The program will be announced from stage to give the audience more of a casual jazz club vibe, rather than a typical classical recital. Craswell said he feels at home with this form of performance as he is adept at both jazz and classical music. He...

The ARCO Chamber Orchestra’s next performance will feature a variety of music. The first half of the concert will include two contrasting concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach and Efram Podgaits that are three centuries apart. The second half of the concert will include Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s famous keyboard work The Seasons.

The concert will take place on Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

The opening program is the Concerto in D minor for Two Violins and Orchestra by Bach. It will be performed by Regents Professor Levon Ambartsumian, who...

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