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Nach Saxophone Quartet from the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music has advanced in two significant, national competitions for saxophone quartet and woodwind chamber music.  

Coached by Connie Frigo, associate professor of saxophone at the School of Music, the quartet members are performance majors Rick Firestone, soprano, a first year master’s student; Caroline Halleck, alto, a junior; Hassan High, tenor, a senior; and Charlie Young, a first year doctoral student. 

“Nach Quartet sounds far more seasoned than a quartet of...

UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty members revisit and expand their personal repertoire when Maggie Snyder, associate professor of viola, joins Liza Stepanova, assistant professor of piano, in Ramsey Concert Hall on Tuesday, March 15, at 8 p.m.

The faculty recital will feature works from Arvo Pärt, Stephen Paulus, Edmund Rubbra and Robert Schumann. The original theme for the recital, Snyder says, was “Modern American Viola Music,” the title of her most recent album, but when the...

The Second Thursday Scholarship Series at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music usually features one or two of the School’s talented ensembles or performers, but March’s edition offers quite a bit more: five times more, in fact.

The UGA Choral Showcase in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. (on the third Thursday this month due to this year’s Spring Break) brings five of the School of Music’s accomplished vocal ensembles to the stage for a night of choral music new and old.

“The Choral Showcase will be a celebration of the many styles...

The UGA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mark Cedel, rehearses at the Performing Arts Center on Feb. 24.

The UGA Symphony Orchestra (UGASO) returns to the works of Gustav Mahler with a performance of his Symphony No. 6 in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, March 3, at 8 p.m.

The symphony, comprising four movements and performed here with no intermission, clocks in at approximately 83 minutes. For this reason, concert-goers are being advised to arrive early, as late seating won’t happen until the end of the first movement, which is roughly 25 minutes long.

It’s a demanding piece of music, and it will ask the UGASO...

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble (HWE) opens the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s March slate with a strong, diverse program in Hodgson Concert Hall on Tuesday, March 1, at 8 p.m.

The ensemble’s first Hodgson Hall appearance of the spring will be a varied, repertoire-spanning affair, with wind band classics from Václav Nelhýbel and Ralph Vaughan Williams, newer works by Tyler Grant, Takuma Itoh and Roberto Sierra and a clarinet concerto from the turn of the 20th century.

Grant’s...

The jazz area at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music is busy this spring. Whether downtown or on East Campus, it won’t be hard to find UGA jazz for the next few months.

Wednesday, Feb. 24—Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet perform a free clinic at Hendershots at 6 p.m. This group features Grammy-nominated Dave Matthews Band saxophonist Jeff Coffin, bassist Felix Pastorius and drummer Roy “Future Man” Wooten.

Thursday, March 24—The Dave D'Angelo Jazz Quartet plays Hendershots at 8 p.m. Led by Dave D’Angelo, the School of...

The celebrated ARCO Chamber Orchestra performs in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. 

This special performance features students of ARCO director Levon Ambartsumian, Franklin Professor of Violin at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, as soloists in several Bach violin concerti. 

The concert will also include the world premiere of Mozart’s famous Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola arranged for ARCO by young Russian composer Anna Navetnaya...

Robert Schumann is the focus of a special recital in Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. 

UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music professor emeritus of piano Richard Zimdars joins with renowned tenor Lawrence Bakst for a recital examining the work of the 19th-century composer, including a performance of “Dichterliebe,” Schumann’s most famous song cycle and a cornerstone of the genre.

“This recital presents music composed by Robert Schumann at age 18 to 30,” said Zimdars. “Schumann took two songs for voice and piano, composed when he was 18, and...

An unusual coincidence in the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s horns area has led to the creation of a unique performance in Edge Recital Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m.

Each first-year student of Dr. Jean Martin-Williams, the School of Music’s professor of horn, will play one movement of Mozart’s four horn concerti.

“Mozart wrote four horn concerti, considered the backbone of our rep,” said Martin-Williams. “The first one has two movements, the rest have three, so a total of eleven movements.”

This...

University Chorus presents Haydn's "The Creation"

The UGA University Chorus is set to present Haydn’s masterwork oratorio, “The Creation,” in Hodgson Concert Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m.

UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music DMA Conducting student Joy Meade will conduct, leading the chorus as well as an ensemble of orchestral players. “The Creation” will feature a variety of vocal soloists:

Amy Baker, Kathleen Bryant, Erin McCollum, Alexis Minogue, Deborah Stephens and Esther Tonea, singing soprano;

Brian Lustig...

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