Celebrating the Life of Dr. Kenneth Fischer

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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 and soprano saxophones and wrote more than 30 works for the instrument.

His son, Stephen, who holds three degrees from Georgia, now teaches his father's classes and filled his shoes for leading the conference this week.

"I know how he taught, and I teach very similarly," he said. "I'm trying to continue all that he built here."

The Classic City Saxophone Quartet, a group made up of current UGA doctorate students who studied under Fischer, will play at his memorial service. So will the Globe Saxophone Quartet, made up of players who all got their doctorates from UGA.

The UGA saxophone orchestra also will play, performing a special rendition of "Georgia on My Mind."

Stephen Fischer knows that his father would have enjoyed the music and the company.

"He was really proud of his students whether they stayed in music or not," Fischer said. "He had a lot of friends everywhere."

Please join us at 2 p.m. on Saturday.