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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...

Chris Leslie

UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music DMA euphonium student Chris Leslie won a position with the United States Military Academy Band at West Point yesterday.

Leslie will replace UGA alum Jason Ham (BM ’01) and adds to an impressive list of accomplishments, including winning three international competitions and a handful of national honors.

Leslie is also the seventh graduate of the School of Music’s tuba-euphonium studio to become a member of one of the nation’s premier military bands.

“He has been the poster child for hard work during his time here,...

February’s Second Thursday Scholarship Series event challenges conventional notions of chamber music with MOD[ular] Ensemble and Revien in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Leading off the concert is Revien, a trio composed of UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music graduates. Kyle Dawkins and Brian Smith alternate between guitars and electronics and Phil Snyder, assistant professor of guitar at the School of Music, plays cello.

“Though I am the classical guitar professor at UGA, I perform cello with...

D. Ray McClellan

D. Ray McClellan will perform with Damon Denton and David Starkweather as part of the Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series in Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m.

McClellan, professor of clarinet at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, and collaborators Denton and Starkweather, faculty piano accompanist and professor of cello, respectively, will play...

UGA Opera Theatre presents Così fan Tutte

The UGA Opera Theatre’s spring production presents a world-famous opera at, perhaps, the most appropriate time of year: Mozart’s classic love story, “Così fan Tutte.”

The opera will be performed in the UGA Fine Arts Theatre on February 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. and February 14 at 3 p.m.

“This is the perfect Valentine’s Day treat,” said Frederick Burchinal, director of the UGA Opera Theatre. “This opera—also called The School of Lovers—is filled with intrigue and deception, combined...

Mark Cedel with the UGA Symphony Orchestra during the 2015 production of "The Merry Widow"

Last fall, School of Music students competed for the chance to perform as soloists alongisde the UGA Symphony Orchestra. The winning students, chosen by a panel of School of Music faculty, will perform concertos with the orchestra, directed by Mark Cedel, in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m.

Performing as soloists are:
Heejin Park, piano, on Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 26;
Pedro Alliprandini, clarinet, on Carl Maria von Weber's Concertino for...

Two music faculty members of the University of Mississippi, Dr. Jos Milton and Amanda Johnston, will perform for the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music in Ramsey Concert Hall on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. 

Milton, tenor and assistant professor of music, and Johnston, collaborative pianist and associate professor of music, will present a free, multimedia performance of Schubert’s “Winterreise.” 

Jos Milton enjoys an active career in music as a professional singer and an educator.  Recent credits include performances of Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” and Finzi's “...

The Hodgson Singers, the premier vocal ensemble at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will sing in and for the community when they perform at Athens YWCO’s Winter Concert at the North Oconee High School Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

The concert, in memory of long-time YWCO board member Jane Cooley, will benefit community children, as proceeds from the performance will enhance youth programming at the YWCO. The ensemble will be conducted by...

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