The UGA Opera Ensemble, in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Film Studies and the Department of Dance, presents Strauss' comic operetta Die Fledermaus tonight a 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre on Baldwin Street.

Instead of its traditional Vienna setting, this "Die Fledermaus" takes place in New Orleans in the early 1900s. The Mardi Gras setting lends itself to creativity and collaboration, Burchinal said.


Over the weekend of Feb. 12 the UGA Wind Ensemble recorded music for a new CD, to be released later this year. Below is a video about the session that includes interviews with Dr. Lynch, Joshua Byrd and two of the musicians, Sarah Hranac and Sarah Lawing.


First Tony Bennett, Now this:

On February 22, members of UGA's vocal jazz ensemble Classic City jazz (Mitos Andaya, director) spent the evening with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Orchestra. The group was invited to attend the sound check and talk with many of the musicians. Wynton Marsalis, the 8-time Grammy Winner and Pulitzer prize recipient took ample time with CCJ both before and after the concert to answer questions and talk on a number of topics. John newsome, CCJ's Vice...

The Hodgson School of Music presents a special Guest Artist Recital tonight at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall featuring Julia Heinen, clarinet, and Dmitry Rachmanov, piano. Heinen is a Professor of Music at California State University, Northridge (near Los Angeles), who has performed hundreds of recitals throughout the United States and had the distinct pleasure of premiering several works written specifically for her. In February of 2003, she performed a recital including several new works...

As part of an array of summer offerings in the Hodgson School of Music geared toward professional development, Choral director Daniel Bara will launch the UGA Summer Choral Conducting Institute.

The UGA Summer Choral Conducting Institute is an intensive, week-long series of seminars and master classes geared for music educators, graduate-student conductors, church musicians, and other aspiring conductors who wish to grow as artists, teachers, musicians, and leaders.

More information is available on the web...

That's from the title of an article mentioning the American Liszt Society Bicentennial Festival at UGA next week, in the St. Louis Magazine blog.

Don't forget that

The headline event of the festival is the world premiere of a new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom performed by internationally-acclaimed baritone Thomas Hampson on...

From an article on Steve Dancz's very successful pre-Super Bowl film:

Dancz hopes his score will continue to make an impact after the credits roll on the film. After the game, iTunes users can download "Declaration Anthem," and the proceeds will go to the Wounded Warriors Project.

"There have been 40,000 soldiers injured in our present conflicts, so a lot of help needs to be given," Dancz said. "The Wounded Warriors Project is doing amazing work. It was kind of a light...

In its second year and featuring guest artists, master classes, seminars and performances by students and faculty the UGA Bassoon Symposium jumps into full swing tomorrow morning at 10 am in Edge Recital Hall.

This year's guest artist is William Winstead of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

The 2010 Hodgson School of Music Holiday Concert radio broadcasts are scheduled for :

Thursday, December 23 at 1 p.m.

Saturday, December 25 at 9 p.m.

The broadcasts are on WUGA, 91.7 & 97.9 FM and on your computer at

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music wishes you a safe and happy holiday season.

UGA Collegium Musicum members are among the many Hodgson School of Music students who have been spreading holiday cheer, performing carols and holiday tunes at the Athens Regional Medical Center for patients, visitors, and staff, as well as in downtown Athens for local businesses and visitors by the Arch on Dec. 4 (photo below).  Collegium members also made a guest appearance and performed at First Baptist Church in Commerce on Dec. 5.