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Enrique Granados’ 150th birthday brings faculty and students at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music together to honor the Spanish composer’s work in a special two-part performance event in Ramsey Concert Hall on Monday, April 17.

Over a dozen graduate students will perform Granados pieces first at 6 p.m., and at 8 p.m., a collection of Hodgson School faculty members will take the stage to continue the tribute to Granados.

Granados was a highly influential composer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries whose style is often described as uniquely Spanish....

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music will host noted music, media and ethics scholar William Cheng for a talk titled “Aesthetics as Eugenics” on Tuesday, April 18 at 5 p.m.

The event, funded by a Distinguished Lecturer grant from the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and hosted by the Hodgson School’s Musicology/Ethnomusicology Student Association, will explore how judgements of others’ musical and artistic abilities and disabilities can affect social justice and progress.  

Cheng, assistant professor of music at Dartmouth College, Is the author of “...

The final concert in the 2016-2017 Thursday Scholarship Series brings together some of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s best instrumentalists—including faculty and students—to perform three concertos in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.

The ARCO Chamber Orchestra and a graduate student wind ensemble will provide a lively backdrop for five faculty soloists to create the musical fireworks that will close out the concert series’ season.

The genesis for this performance began in a São...

The UGA British Brass Band will play their annual spring concert in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, April 6, at 8 p.m.

This is the first performance back in Athens for the musicians of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s newest brass-and-percussion ensemble, following their First Section, third-place finish at the North American Brass Band Association (NABBA) Championships.

The band will perform their NABBA program which will include Peter Graham’s “Voyage to Worlds Unknown.” “Voyage” details the story...

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music will host two guest artists from the University of Colorado Boulder when violist Erika Eckert and pianist Margaret McDonald, who perform as the Eckert-McDonald Duo, come to Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, April 5, at 8 p.m.

The duo, formed in 2004, met as faculty colleagues in the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder—Eckert is the associate professor of viola and McDonald is the associate professor of collaborative piano. They have performed recitals throughout the US and recently made their first...

Hodgson Wind Ensemble

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble’s (HWE) final concert of the year features improvisation, works and performances by Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty, and a significant musical contribution from the audience itself on Tuesday, April 4, at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

The HWE program, titled “All That Jazz,” highlights the adventurous spirit of that form when it is not highlighting the form itself. Experimentation, exploration, improvisation—the Hodgson School’s premier wind band will embrace the driving principles of jazz...

UGA Symphony Orchestra

The UGA Symphony Orchestra (UGASO) performs its penultimate concert of the year in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, March 30, at 8 p.m.

Under the batons of Mark Cedel, director of the orchestra, and Claudine Gamache, D.M.A. Conducting student, the UGASO will perform works from Brahms, Karl Goldmark and Stravinsky.

The program opens with Goldmark’s “Im Frühling,” which translates to “In the Spring.” Goldmark’s most popular overture, “In the Spring” is less about telling a story...

Lineage Percussion, a percussion ensemble composed of current and former Hugh Hodgson School of Music students, will come together in Tucson, Ariz., on Wednesday, March 22, to perform in a benefit concert to raise $10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Trevor Barroero, a Lineage member and former Hodgson School exchange student currently studying at the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music, organized the event, titled “… in loving memory,” and dedicated it to the...

Despy Karlas Professor of Piano Martha Thomas and associate professor of voice Stephanie Tingler will examine a century of art song in America for the Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series' March recital in Ramsey Concert Hall on Thursday, March 23, at 8 p.m.

Thomas and Tingler’s UGA performance, titled “Made in America: An Evening of Art Song,” is the culmination of a four-city tour the duo began in January and is, in fact, something of a sequel to a previous recital.

“We almost called it...

One of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s most innovative concerts of the year brings faculty and students together when MOD[ular] Ensemble joins the UGA Wind Symphony in Hodgson Concert Hall on Wednesday, March 22, at 8 p.m.

MOD[ular] Ensemble, a chamber ensemble composed of UGA faculty members and guest artists, is dedicated to the creation of new works in unique, mixed chamber ensemble settings. At first blush, MOD may sound quite different from the UGA Wind Symphony—one of...

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