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The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s Jazz Ensemble I trades concert hall for coffee bar when they travel to Hendershot’s Coffee for a performance on Sunday, October 9, at 8:30 p.m.

The concert will be a first for Hendershot’s, which normally hosts much more small-scale shows.

“This will be the first performance of a jazz big band at Hendershot’s,” said David D’Angelo, director of the Jazz Ensemble. “The 18-piece ensemble will be playing arrangements from great composers both past...

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble performs its second concert of the season with a Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty soloist in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, October 6, at 8 p.m.
 
The concert comprises several exciting and provocative 20th century works, including Dana Wilson’s “Concerto for Trombone,” featuring Joshua Bynum, associate professor of trombone at the School of Music.
 
The program begins with Ingolf Dahl’s “Sinfonietta,” written in 1961. The Swedish-German...

The ARCO Chamber Orchestra’s first concert of the season celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Argentine Republic’s Declaration of Independence in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, September 29, at 8 p.m.
 
Argentina will be well-represented at the concert: the orchestra will be joined by Alejandro Drago, a US-based Argentine violinist, composer and conductor, who will serve as both co-conductor and soloist; José A. Flores Velasco, the Consul General of Argentina, will be in attendance; and the program...

Matthew Boyle, an alumnus of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, recently earned one of the most prestigious awards for emerging scholars in the field of music theory, the David Kraehenbuehl Prize.

Boyle (BMus, Music Theory, 2009), now a doctoral student at Indiana University, and Paul Sherrill’s article “Galant Recitative Schemas” was judged to be the best article published by non-tenured scholars in the Journal of Music Theory, which awards the Kraehenbuehl Prize biennially.

“The Journal of Music Theory is our...

Trevor Barroero, former UGA percussion student, garnered numerous honors over the summer, ultimately resulting in his earning a spot, this winter, with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
 
Barroero spent a month performing timpani/percussion in British Columbia, first with the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) in Powell River, and then with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Institute in Whistler.
 
“During my four weeks in British Columbia, I had the opportunity to collaborate with musicians from around the world to perform...

The UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music welcomes Chris Condon, saxophonist for the US Army Europe Band, for a recital and career talk on life in a military band in Edge Recital Hall on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Condon’s recital, scheduled from 6:30-7:30 p.m., will feature works from his upcoming album, “Pieces.” The album, set to be released on iTunes and Amazon this winter, consists of music for unaccompanied saxophone with compositions by J.S. Bach, Violeta Dinescu, Walter Hartley, Paul Bonneau and Alan Theisen.

Following the performance, at 8...

The Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series, the premier faculty recital series at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, delves into classical and jazz trumpet with its September edition, featuring Brandon Craswell, in Ramsey Concert Hall on Thursday, September 15, at 8 p.m.

Craswell holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in trumpet performance from Indiana University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kentucky. As associate professor of trumpet at the School of Music, he balances teaching with an active...

Members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and a member of the famed Medici String Quartet will perform with UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty members in a special performance in Ramsey Concert Hall on Monday, September 12, at 8 p.m.

Violinist Kenn Wagner and cellist Joel Dallow from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Ivo-Jan van der Werff, professor of viola at Rice University, join the School of Music’s Michael Heald and Maggie Snyder, associate professors of violin and viola.

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The UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s premier wind band, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble, will perform their first concert of the season in Hodgson Concert Hall on Tuesday, September 13, at 8 p.m.

The ensemble will perform three works, all of which stand as some of their composers’—Julius Fučík, Karel Husa and David Maslanka—most notable works. And in an effort to broaden the reach of the concert and bring the music to more people, the ensemble is experimenting in several extra-musical ways for this performance.

There...

The University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra (UGASO) begins its season with a concert in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s premier concert series, the Thursday Scholarship Series, in Hodgson Concert Hall on September 8 at 7:30 p.m.

The orchestra’s program includes works from Gioachino Rossini, Manuel de Falla and Dmitri Shostakovich. Mark Cedel, director of the UGASO, expects this program, full of unique and storied works, might subvert traditional orchestra expectations.

“This...

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