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Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of music thatcelebrates the Holiday Season with a program of sacred and secular music. The University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s annual Holiday Concert will take place on Thursday, November 29th and Friday, November 30th at 7:30 each night on the Hodgson Hall stage. Audiences will be able to enjoy the talents of hundreds of singers and instrumentalists from the choral and large ensembles of the School of Music.

 

“The sheer size and scope of the performing forces make this concert special. ...

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia is excited to present world-renowned double bassist Milton Masciadri in the next installment of the school's Faculty Artist Series. The performance will be held in Ramsey Hall in the Performing Arts Center on Monday, November 26th at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Masciadri is Professor of Double Bass at UGA’s Hodgson School of Music and has a long, extensive career as a national and international performing artist. 

 

Dr. Masciadri's performance will feature a range of European Romantic composers to American...

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s Thursday Scholarship Series will continue on Thursday, November 15thwith an Intergalactic Piano Extravaganza. The University of Georgia piano faculty, along with students, guests, and five grand pianos, will take the Hodgson Hall stage at 7:30 pm, Earth Time. 

 

From solo piano selections, to piano duets, to music for 5 pianos, the star-studded cast of the UGA piano faculty and students will present selections by favorite composers from Bach to John Williams, with much of the program relating to the "stars." Acting as...

The University of Georgia’s flagship choral ensemble, the Hodgson Singers, will present a concert reflecting on life’s “seasons and sentiments” on Tuesday, November 6th. The performance will take place in Hodgson Hall at 7:30 during UGA’s 7thAnnual Spotlight on the Arts Festival, which is presented by the UGA Arts Council and features dozens of events and exhibitions in the visual, literary, and performing arts. 

 

“I am delighted that our university has begun this initiative to bring greater awareness of our ongoing artistic pursuits to the greater...

To celebrate the opening of the Spotlight on the Arts festival, UGA’s arts programs present an hour-long kaleidoscope of student performances and presentations on Thursday, November 1st at 7:30 in Hodgson Hall. This brilliant, non-stop collage of the arts provides a window into the vast scope of the creative work on campus, from dance to music, theater, creative writing and art. The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the UGA Arts Council.

Presented by the UGA Arts Council, the seventh annual Spotlight on the Arts festival features dozens of events and exhibitions in the visual, literary and performing arts. The 11-day festival, scheduled for Nov. 1-11, includes concerts, museum tours, discussions with writers, dance and dramatic performances. The festival kicks off Nov. 1 with student performances all day on Tate Plaza followed by “Kaleidoscope: Spotlight on the Arts Opening Celebration,” which features a non-stop collage of student performances in dance, music, theater and creative writing. The free...

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music will be hosting international guest artists Philippe Geiss, saxophone, and Marija Aupy, piano, from France, appearing together as the dynamic Duo Ostinato. The concert will take place in Edge Hall on Wednesday, October 31 at 6pm.

 

Duo Ostinato is a collaboration in which the demands of interpretation rub shoulders with the freedom of improvisation. Created in 2015, the group has quickly developed an important reputation internationally, performing in France, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Japan and Taiwan. Marija Aupy (...

University of Georgia DMA student Gonzalo Arias Contreras won the silver medal at the Florida Guitar Festival and Competition held in Tallahassee, Florida annually in October. Gonzalo is a student of Daniel Bolshoy, who was also in attendance at the festival performing a solo recital and teaching a masterclass.

 

The Florida Guitar Festival and Competitionis a performance competition where competitors from all over the country and world come to compete in three rounds. There were eight semi-finalists selected, and then three final place medals awarded....

Cellist Dennis Parker will be performing a recital in Ramsey Hall of the UGA Performing Arts Center at 5:30 on Thursday, October 25.  He will be joined by pianist Lina Morita, playing two Brahms sonata transcriptions – the Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, and the Viola Sonata in E-flat.  The program will also include Capriccio by Lucas Foss and Sambatango by Walter Marx.  Mr. Parker is the professor of cello at Louisiana State University.  He will be teaching a cello master class in Edge Hall on October 25, 10:00-12:00.  Both the class and the recital are free...

The University of Georgia Opera Theatre will be presenting a Gala concert of highlights from ten different operas by the greatest composers of Bel Canto era music, including Donizetti, Rossini, and Bellini. The performance will take place on October 18th and 19th at 7:30 pm in Hodgson Concert Hall. The era of Bel Canto, which translates to “Beautiful Singing,” was a style of singing and composing from the early decades of the 19th century. This style of singing and music is still a primary focus of opera companies world-wide.

 

The concert will be a...

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