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The Hugh Hodgson School of Music will host two guest artists from the University of Colorado Boulder when violist Erika Eckert and pianist Margaret McDonald, who perform as the Eckert-McDonald Duo, come to Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, April 5, at 8 p.m.

The duo, formed in 2004, met as faculty colleagues in the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder—Eckert is the associate professor of viola and McDonald is the associate professor of collaborative piano. They have performed recitals throughout the US and recently made their first...

Hodgson Wind Ensemble

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble’s (HWE) final concert of the year features improvisation, works and performances by Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty, and a significant musical contribution from the audience itself on Tuesday, April 4, at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

The HWE program, titled “All That Jazz,” highlights the adventurous spirit of that form when it is not highlighting the form itself. Experimentation, exploration, improvisation—the Hodgson School’s premier wind band will embrace the driving principles of jazz...

UGA Symphony Orchestra

The UGA Symphony Orchestra (UGASO) performs its penultimate concert of the year in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, March 30, at 8 p.m.

Under the batons of Mark Cedel, director of the orchestra, and Claudine Gamache, D.M.A. Conducting student, the UGASO will perform works from Brahms, Karl Goldmark and Stravinsky.

The program opens with Goldmark’s “Im Frühling,” which translates to “In the Spring.” Goldmark’s most popular overture, “In the Spring” is less about telling a story...

Lineage Percussion, a percussion ensemble composed of current and former Hugh Hodgson School of Music students, will come together in Tucson, Ariz., on Wednesday, March 22, to perform in a benefit concert to raise $10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Trevor Barroero, a Lineage member and former Hodgson School exchange student currently studying at the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music, organized the event, titled “… in loving memory,” and dedicated it to the...

Despy Karlas Professor of Piano Martha Thomas and associate professor of voice Stephanie Tingler will examine a century of art song in America for the Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series' March recital in Ramsey Concert Hall on Thursday, March 23, at 8 p.m.

Thomas and Tingler’s UGA performance, titled “Made in America: An Evening of Art Song,” is the culmination of a four-city tour the duo began in January and is, in fact, something of a sequel to a previous recital.

“We almost called it...

One of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s most innovative concerts of the year brings faculty and students together when MOD[ular] Ensemble joins the UGA Wind Symphony in Hodgson Concert Hall on Wednesday, March 22, at 8 p.m.

MOD[ular] Ensemble, a chamber ensemble composed of UGA faculty members and guest artists, is dedicated to the creation of new works in unique, mixed chamber ensemble settings. At first blush, MOD may sound quite different from the UGA Wind Symphony—one of...

Music of Love and Loss graphic

Richard Zimdars, professor emeritus of piano at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will join with frequent collaborator Lawrence Bakst, tenor, to explore works from Liszt, Mahler and Karol Szymanowski in a program titled “Music of Love and Loss” in Ramsey Concert Hall on Tuesday, March 14, at 8 p.m.

The music on the program “relates directly and indirectly to love and loss,” according to Zimdars. 

“Liszt’s settings of three of Petrarch’s sonnets to his idealized muse, Laura, give the singer long arching melodies...

Craig Hella Johnson

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music will host Grammy-winning composer and conductor Craig Hella Johnson as student vocalists and instrumentalists, including the University of Georgia (UGA) Hodgson Singers and Glee Clubs, become the third ensemble ever to perform the powerful, Grammy-nominated “Considering Matthew Shepard” on Friday, March 17, at 8 p.m.

The Hodgson School’s connection to the work began with assistant director of choral activities J.D...

An upcoming faculty concert at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will feature the world premiere of a new composition from a globally-renowned composer by a UGA faculty member in Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, March 1 at 8 p.m.

Maggie Snyder, associate professor of viola, and Tim Lovelace, chair of collaborative piano at the University of Minnesota, will perform works from Schumann, Julius Röntgen and Garrett Byrnes in addition to the world premiere of Libby Larsen’s “Stunned.”

“The piece, commissioned by me, is for...

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble, the premier wind band at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, embraces jazz for their Thursday Scholarship Series concert, performing works by Swedish trombonist and composer Christian Lindberg and American music icon George Gershwin in Hodgson Concert Hall on March 2 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert begins with Lindberg’s “Concerto for Winds and Percussion,” written in 2003. Lindberg dedicated the piece to the Swedish Wind Ensemble and tailored each part to the players of that ensemble....

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