November Thursday Scholarship Series to Showcase Faculty and Student Wind Chamber Music

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The November edition of the Thursday Scholarship Series will join together the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s best student wind chamber ensembles with their faculty counterparts in a program featuring works ranging from the Renaissance to the modern day. The concert will be Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

“The idea of this concert is to combine some of our best woodwind and brass students with our faculty to present some larger chamber pieces,” said Amy Pollard, associate professor of bassoon and concert organizer. “We have some spectacular graduate chamber groups in residence at Hodgson, including the graduate woodwind quintet, the Southern Wind Quintet, and the graduate brass quintet, the Bulldog Brass Society, as well as many outstanding saxophone chamber groups. They will be joining up with our faculty wind groups—the Georgia Wind Quintet and the Georgia Brass Quintet—  and saxophone professor, Connie Frigo, to play some standard larger works for winds. This is a chance to highlight our outstanding faculty and students in the wind area at the HHSOM.”

The audience will hear works of varying styles, including pieces by Paul Dukas, Giovanni Gabrieli, Peter Warlock and Dmitri Kabalevsky.

“The sound of these instrumental combinations will differ greatly between groups and it will be a wonderful experience for the audience to see and hear these students working and performing alongside their mentors,” said Pollard.

Tickets are $20 each or $6 for students and children. Tickets can be purchased at pac.uga.edu or the Performing Arts Center box office. Those unable to attend can watch the concert live on the Hodgson School’s website: music.uga.edu/streaming. 

~ By Jessica Luton