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The University of Georgia’s Caribbean musical ambassadors, the UGA Steel Band, will perform in Ramsey Concert Hall on Friday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m.

The free concert features a program built on musical traditions from Trinidad as well as popular music adapted for a steel band.

“The program was constructed like this to have the concert be fun for both the performer and the listener while also introducing some of the traditions in the music of Trinidad to those who may not be familiar with this genre of music,” said Bradley...

ToniMarie Marchioni (top) and Jacob Coleman (bottom)

Dr. ToniMarie Marchioni will come to the Hugh Hodgson School of Music on Friday, Oct. 23, as yet another decorated guest artist ready to entertain and educate. 
 
Marchioni, the Juilliard-educated assistant professor of oboe at the University of Kentucky, will perform a free recital in Ramsey Concert Hall at 3:35 p.m.

“ToniMarie and I have known each other over the past 15 years and play in the IRIS Orchestra together,” said Dr. Reid Messich, assistant professor of oboe at the School of Music. “It's always a joy to...

The UGA Opera Theatre brings one of the world’s most famous operettas to the Performing Arts Center with their performances of Franz Lehár’s “The Merry Widow” on Nov. 5 and 6 in Hodgson Concert Hall at 8 p.m.

The UGA Symphony Orchestra, University Chorus and Dance Department, led by Mark Cedel, Dr. Dan Bara and...

Liza Stepanova, Connie Frigo, Angela Jones-Reus

The next installment of the Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series will employ a trio of School of Music faculty to transform works for voice and piano into new, imaginative constructions.

The creator of the program—and several of the arrangements therein—is Connie Frigo, associate professor of saxophone at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. For her, the Nov. 3 recital, set for 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall, is a high-water mark.

“The heart of this program features transcriptions of vocal songs, book-ended by lovely trios for...

UGA Percussion Ensemble

The UGA Percussion Ensemble plays its fall concert on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. in Ramsey Hall.

The ensemble, overseen by Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty members Timothy Adams Jr. and Kimberly Toscano Adams, will perform pieces all written within the last 100 years in this free concert.

“This is a journey through the decades for concert percussion, spanning the years 1931 to 2009,” said Toscano Adams. “The ensemble will...

Levon Ambartsumian conducts the ARCO Chamber Orchestra

The ARCO Chamber Orchestra will play a piece never brought before US audiences in Hodgson Concert Hall on Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.

“String Fairy Tale,” by Efrem Podgaits, will get its US premiere courtesy of the noted string ensemble. Written “for Orchestra, Soloists and Narrator,” the piece will see four different members of the orchestra perform as soloists.

In addition to the premiere, works from Aram Khachaturian, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Jose Bragato, Astor...

Concert on the Lawn 2015 poster

Continuing a Hugh Hodgson School of Music tradition, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble will perform the sixth-annual Concert on the Lawn on Oct. 16 at 12:30 p.m. on UGA's North Campus Lawn.

This year's free performance includes works from Karl King, Sousa, Strauss and more, spanning a wide array of styles.

"The tradition draws a large audience of students, faculty, administration, and community members," said Cynthia Johnston-Turner, director of the Hodgson Wind Ensemble. "We hope that, if you are free, you will join us for an hour of fun, entertaining music...

Hodgson Singers

The UGA Hodgson Singers and University Chorus return to Hodgson Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center for their annual fall concert on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m.

The concert, featuring some of the premier vocalists at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, reflects on themes of love, faith, loss and hope, with the program split into four sections named "Reflection and Resolve," "Divine Sentiments," "True Love" and "Credo." 

The singers will perform works from Beethoven, Robert Shaw & Alice Parker, David Dickau and many more.

Tickets are $10...

Jonathan Gill

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music welcomes back one of its own with a free guest artist concert from trombonist Dr. Jonathan Gill on Monday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m. in Edge Recital Hall.

Gill, who earned his bachelor’s degree in Athens, went on to earn his master’s and doctoral degrees and is now an adjunct professor of trombone, euphonium and tuba at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, as well as a successful freelance performer.

“We are very fortunate to have Jonathan on campus to share his experience and expertise with our students,” said...

Guest artist Dr. Wendy Mullen will take the stage on Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center.

Mullen, a soprano, and pianist Lev Ryabinin come to Athens as part of a recital sharing program between Georgia College and the University of Georgia.

Mullen’s program includes works from Barber, Debussy, Strauss and others.

“Featuring the Hermit Songs of Samuel Barber and a selection of songs by Sergei Rachmaninov, this program lets concert-goers experience the romanticism of the early American twentieth century and compare...

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