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The  UGA Opera Ensemble's performance of Lehar's The Merry Widow continues for a second evening tonight, 8 p.m. Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall.

Tickets ( $15/$7 for UGA students with ID) are available through the Performing Arts Center box office, 706-542-4400.

Tonight at 8 p.m. the UGA Opera Ensemble presents Lehar's "The Merry Widow" in a fully staged performance at Hodgson Concert Hall.

Congratulations to all the students and professor Burchinal for the hard work they have put into making this an unforgettable performance. The large cast will share the stage with a small chamber orchestra, conducted by Gary DiPasquasio. The various dance sequences were choreographed by Denise Posnak, a visiting lecturer in the department of dance.

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Om March 18 in Edge Recital Hall beginning at 9:30 a.m. the Musicology/Ethnomusicology Area of the Hodgson School of Music and the Musicology Ethnomusicology Student Association (MESA) present the 2010 Music Research Symposium.

The day of speakers, panel discussions and presentations shows the diversity of expertise in school of music and will be a point of interest for music scholars as well as casual observers. The symposium is free and open to the public.

A full list speakers and topic is available at ...

The music continues today with recitals and an early evening concert.

At 5 p.m. in Edge Recital Hall, Ryan Booth and Matthew Everhart will present their saxophone recitals.

At 6 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall, the UGA Mallet Ensemble, under the direction of Scott Pollard, will present a concert that was originally scheduled for two weeks ago but was 'snowed out'.

The performances are free and open to the public, so come out and enjoy while you support our students and colleagues....

The Hodgson Community mourns the passing of one of its very young, wonderful staff members. From the Director, Dale Monson:

Daniel Mammola, an IT technician in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, was in a scooter accident early Monday morning. Tragically, he passed away yesterday afternoon from his injuries. St. Brendan's Catholic Church in Cumming, GA (see address below) will be holding Mass for him tomorrow at 11 a.m. All are invited to attend.

http://www.stbrendansatl.com/

The University of Georgia and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will host a memorial service celebrating the life of Dr. Kenneth Fischer on Saturday, March 6 at 2 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center.

From an article in the Athens Banner-Herald, on Thursday, March 4:

Fischer taught the sax at UGA for 30 years and led the school's saxophone quartet to national competitions. He toured the country, Europe and Asia playing both the alto...

All afternoon today, in Edge Recital Hall, the finals of the saxophone quartet competition portion of the NASA conference take center stage. Edge is located on the 3rd floor of the Hodgson School of Music, the most updated schedule is available at the door. The performances are that most delightful of combinations - exhibiting very high levels of virtuosity and being completely free of charge.

And tonight, the UGA Jazz Band directed by Steve Dancz takes the...

The UGA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mark Cedel, plays Mahler's Symphony No. 5 tonight at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center.

Hailed by conductors, musicians and audiences alike as a deeply transformative experience, Mahler’s Fifth is regarded as a rite of passage marking the experience and breadth of an orchestra. The 70-minute performance will feature principal trumpet Phillip Parsons playing the solo that opens the...

If you're walking the corridors of the Hodgson School over the next three days and you love the saxophone, you're in heaven. They're everywhere. Performing, rehearsing, giving lessons, taking lessons, judging, being judged, warming up, sitting out front of the building in the sun... all the fun of being serious performer is operational and in action around the music school these days, all part of the biennial NASA Conference going on here. The fun continues tonight with a performance by the UGA...

Notwithstanding, indeed. University to close at 2 p.m. today.

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