A Gathering at The Hugh

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Join us for A Gathering at The Hugh

Celebrating the Composition and Commissioning Process, Wind Ensemble and Saxophone

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Schedule of Events

March 2-4, 2018

Hosted by:

Connie Frigo, Associate Professor of Saxophone

Cynthia Johnston Turner, Director of Bands, Professor of Music

Peter van Zandt Lane, Assistant Professor of Composition and Director, Roger and Phyllis Dancz Center for New Music

Featured Guest Artists:

Arno Bornkamp, saxophone

Casey Dierlam, piano

Joel Love, composer

H. Robert Reynolds, guest conductor

Xi Wang, composer


With the exception of the Hodgson Wind Ensemble concert on March 2, all events are FREE and open to the public. 

Read the full story on the event here.


Friday, March 2

1:25pm - 2:30pm

Dancz Center for New Music (room 264), HHSOM

Presentation by guest composer Joel Love on his new saxophone concerto Solace (to be premiered at 8pm by faculty soloist Connie Frigo and the Hodgson Wind Ensemble, directed by Cynthia Johnston Turner)


3:35pm - 4:25pm

Dancz Center for New Music (room 264), HHSOM

Presentation by guest composer Xi Wang on her music



Hodgson Hall, Performing Arts Center

Hodgson Wind Ensemble concert, directed by Cynthia Johnston Turner, featuring guest conductor H. Robert Reynolds, the world premiere of Joel Love’s new saxophone concerto Solace performed by faculty soloist Connie Frigo, and the premiere of a new work by Xi Wang. 

Tickets: $12

Purchase by clicking HERE.

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Saturday, March 3

10am - 11:30am

Dancz Center for New Music (room 264), HHSOM

Panel discussion on the commissioning process featuring conductors H. Robert Reynolds, Cynthia Johnston Turner, and composers Xi Wang and Joey Love.  Moderated by UGA composition faculty Dr. Peter van Zandt Lane.

12pm - 3pm

Edge Hall, HHSOM

International Guest Artist Saxophone Masterclass featuring Dutch virtuoso Arno Bornkamp.  Performances by members of the UGA saxophone studio.


Sunday, March 4


Edge Hall, HHSOM

International guest artist recital featuring Arno Bornkamp (Holland), saxophone; Casey Dierlam, piano.  Program includes works by Florent Schmitt, Guillermo Lago, John Williams, Jun Nagao and Astor Piazzolla.

Click here to read the full article on Bornlamp and Dierlam.


Questions about these events should be directed to Connie Frigo at cfrigo@uga.edu

Click here to download event schedule poster.