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The April issue of The Instrumentalist magazine features an interview with Hugh Hodgson School of Music Director of Bands and professor of music John P. Lynch.

Dr. Lynch also graces the cover.

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Not really. But we do have three flute recitals today in Edge Recital Hall at 3:30 p.m., as HHSOM students Allison Carroll, Lindsay Welch and Caitlyn Delinsky perform today.

Then at 5 p.m. in Edge Hall (3rd floor, HHSOM), catch the senior voice recital by Ryan Tucker. You'll remember that Ryan was terrific as Bob in Menotti's opera "The Old Maid and the Thief" back in February. Hodgson School singers and musicians consistently perform at a very high level and these...

New Horizons Music programs have one simple message: You're never too old to learn how to play a musical instrument. The Community Music School, part of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, in conjunction with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (UGA College of Education) will be launching a New Horizons Center in the Athens in Fall 2010. If you are interested in participating, submitting comments or receiving additional information throughout the planning stages for this new CMS initiative, send an email to...

At 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall, the Hodgson String Quartet performs a free concert.

The program:

Quatuor à cordes                                                            Maurice Ravel(1875-1937)

I.               Allegro moderato – Très doux

II.             Assez vif – Très rythmé

III.           Très lent

IV.            Vif et agité

Intermission

String Quartet in F Major, Op.59 No.1            Ludwig van Beethoven(1770-1827)

I.               Allegro

II.             Allegretto vivace e...

Tonight's 2nd Thursday Scholarship Series Concert promises to be a real treat.

The ARCO Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Levon Ambartsumian, presents From England to Siberia.

The concert features faculty soloists D. Ray McClellan, David Zerkel, Levon Ambartsumian and guest conductor Dan Kaplunas performing the music of English and Russian composers of the 2oth century.

The program begins at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Hall. Tickets are $15...

The Georgia Children's Chorus and the Hodgson School are mentioned in an article in today's Barrow County News.

The music continues in HHSOM today with the Southern Wind Quintet Gala recital at 6 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall.

Then at 8 p.m. Angela Jones-Reus, flute, will present a faculty recital, with guest artist Victor Asuncion on piano.

These performances are free and open to the public.

The March 23 Choral concert of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 is currently featured on Choralnet.

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The heavy schedule of recitals and performances in the Hodgson School continues today with three recitals:

Kristen Blanton, voice, at 5 p.m. in Edge Recital Hall, on the third floor of the HHSOM. By the way, Blanton a DMA candidate, was extraordinary as Miss Todd in Menotti's opera The Old Maid and the Thief back in February, so this recital is definitely one not to miss.

Then we have Eric Davis, horn, in Ramsey Concert Hall at 6 p.m.

And Rebecca Bonas, piano, back in Edge Hall at 8 p.m...

Join us tonight at 8 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall for a special Holy Week Concert performance by the UGA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mark Cedel.

This evening's program:

Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 5, "Reformation"

Haydn - Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp minor

Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel

Admission to the concert is free and the public is invited to attend.

Just passing along a bit of news from the new production of "La Traviata" at the Metropolitan.

Who would have guessed that a routine revival of “La Traviata” at the Metropolitan Opera could cause such a ruckus? The problem was that the conductor...

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