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On Tuesday, April 23, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble closes its 2018-19 season with an eclectic concert, featuring European flair.

Dionysiaques opens the program.  Director of Bands Cynthia Johnston Turner says influences of French impressionism are obvious, but are soon “abandoned in favor of festivity, brimming with rhythmic vitality and a relentless insistence on partying all the way to the very of control, and perhaps a bit beyond.”

The evening also includes an SEC premiere of recent UGA graduate, Dr. Ben Robichaux.  His dissertation composition, As the...

Athens, GA – Peter Jutras, Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy in the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been named director of the Hodgson School by Franklin College of Arts and Sciences dean Alan Dorsey. The appointment is effective July 1, 2019.

“The Hodgson School of Music is one of the pillars of our vibrant arts programs, attracting some of the best young musicians in the world to study and train at UGA,” Dorsey said. “I am confident that Dr. Jutras will lead with integrity to promote an atmosphere in which creativity, scholarship,...

On Thursday, April 18, violin professor Michael Heald will bring to the stage a program that takes the audience past what one would typically expect from an English String Orchestra concert. The performance is set for 7:30 in Hodgson Hall. Professor Heald will be leading the performance as concertmaster and will be joined by several faculty guests, as well as student and alumni performers.

 

“This concert is an opportunity for some of our string students to play the rich, expansive English String Orchestra repertoire,” says Heald, who used to be a member...

The UGA Symphony Orchestra will be performing an exciting program in Hodgson Hall on Tuesday, April 2nd at 7:30 pm. This concert is free!

The UGASO is directed by Mark Cedel, with student conductor Jean Gomez assisting. The orchestra will be performing pieces by Robert Schumann, George Walker, and Richard Strauss. Guest faculty artists Josh Bynum will be featured on Walker's "Concerto for Trombone and Strings."

The UGASO will also be performing the world premiere of a piece entitled "Synapse" written by student composer Sydney Doemel. "Synapse" is the...

The ARCO Chamber Orchestra presents an extraordinary performance featuring two Hugh Hodgson faculty members, Levon Ambartsumian and Evgeny Rivkin, performing concertos. The concert will take place in the Hodgson Concert Hall on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. and will highlight works by Mozart, Schubert, and Glinka. 

 

The first part of concert will feature “Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Known for its brilliant character and natural and pleasing melodies, the concerto was written in 1782 for home performances, and...

The University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music is excited to play host to the inaugural Gamelan Week this April 2019. The series of events is being held in celebration of the Hodgson School’s new Balinese gamelan ensemble Gamelan Chandra Natha, which literally translates as “magical power of the moon.”

 

The ensemble is comprised of UGA Students and members of the broader Athens community, and is currently under the artistic direction of UGA Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Dustin Wiebe. Together these musicians perform traditional Balinese ...

Maggie Snyder, the strings area chair for the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will be giving a special faculty viola recital during Women’s History Month that celebrates women composers.  On the program she will be performing pieces by both male and female composers, living and historical.  The first piece on the program is by Mozart- a trio for Viola, Clarinet and Piano called “Kegelstatt Trio, K. 498.”  Second is a piece by Maria-Theresia von Paradis called “Sicilliene.”  Interestingly, it was mostly likely for Maria-Theresia von Paradis that Mozart wrote his “Piano...

The Hodgson Singers, University of Georgia’s premiere choral ensemble, take the Hodgson Hall stage in the second to last Thursday Scholarship Series concert of the 2018-19 season. Joining them will be the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, a professional, early-music orchestra. The date of the concert, March 21st, is significant as it is Bach’s birthday and the concert will feature one of his most lauded works.

 

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Johannes Passion BWV 245, or St. John Passion, is a dramatic work that recounts Christ’s arrest, trial, and...

The Music Research Symposium, happening Thursday, March 7th at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, brings together undergraduate and graduate students from a diverse range of disciplines to present new research on a broad range of musical topics.  We are very excited to welcome Dr. Alexander Stefaniak of Washington University who will be giving a keynote address on “The Creative Agency of the Werktreu Pianist: Clara Schumann’s Compositional and Performing Voice.”

 

The Schedule:

(All events will take place in Edge Hall.)

 

Panel 1, 9:...

Associate Professor of Violin at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music Michael Heald will take the Ramsey Concert Hall stage on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. for the next concert in the Faculty Artist Series at The University of Georgia.

 

Heald’s performance career began in England where he was a member of the English String Orchestra for three years, recording with Nimbus. Among numerous other tours and accolades, Heald has performed many solo and chamber concerts with critical acclaim across the United States and Europe, collaborating with many great...

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