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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...

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...

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