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Second Thursday - Hodgson Wind Ensemble poster

In both theme and sound, the audience attending the next performance in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s Second Thursday Scholarship Series will experience an evening of epic proportions. 

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble (HWE) takes to the Hodgson Concert Hall stage on Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. for the November edition of the School of Music's popular concert series. 

The performance comprises two pieces: David Maslanka’s Symphony No. 8 and Oliver Waespi’s “Audivi Media Nocte.”

Maslanka, an American composer born in...

UGA Men's and Women's Glee Clubs

The UGA Men’s Glee Club and UGA Women’s Glee Club will perform their annual fall concert on Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Hodgson Concert Hall at 8 p.m.

Under the direction of Dr. J.D. Burnett, associate director of choral activities at the School of Music, and guest conductor Dr. Miguel Felipe, director of choral activities at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, the Glee Clubs’ free concert will feature repertoire from Hawaii, the Philippines, New Zealand, and...

One of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s newest ensembles, the UGA British Brass Band, plays its fall concert in Hodgson Concert Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 8:00 p.m.

Directed by professor of trumpet Phil Smith, the William F. and Pamela P. Prokasy Professor in the Arts, the 32-piece brass and percussion ensemble will perform the music of Dmitri Shostakovich and Mily Balakirev, as well as several English, Canadian and American composers of brass band repertoire.

In order to play these varied works, a dynamic sound...

Student composers at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will present a slate of new music at the Student Composers Association (SCA) fall concert in the Roger & Phyllis Dancz Center for New Music on the second floor of the School of Music on Monday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m.

These concerts, organized by the SCA once per semester, provide a venue for graduate and undergraduate composition students from the School of Music to bring their work to the stage.  There are no constraints on what can be performed, and compositions...

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...

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