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UGA Opera Theatre will complete its trifecta of Mozart's three most famous operas created with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte in their production of Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) happening February 23, 24, and 25. This energetic period production juxtaposes side-splitting comedy with biting social commentary, all illuminated through Mozart's ingenious score. It’s no surprise why Le nozze di Figaro is one of the most famous and beloved operas of all time.

 

Performances will take place in the UGA Fine Arts Theatre on Friday,...

Misha Galaganov (viola) and John Owings (piano) will be performing Monday, February 12 at 6 pm in Ramsey Recital Hall. Their program will include music by Chausson, Inghelbrecht, and two pieces by Kunc.
 
Dr. Misha Galaganov is Professor of Viola and Chair of Strings at Texas Christian University (TCU). Before accepting a full-time teaching position at TCU as viola and chamber music professor, he had worked with the New Orlando Quartet in Amsterdam, Holland and had been engaged by Young Artists International for concerts in the USA. Galaganov is...

Dr. Jean Martin-Williams, Dr. Cathy Kilroe-Smith and the UGA Horn Studio are hosting over 200 horn players February 9–11, 2018 in Athens, Georgia for the Southeast Horn Workshop.  This annual event is held at a different college campus each spring. 

 

Students, professors and professionals will enjoy three days of master classes, performances, competitions, lectures, and exhibits.  There is a special day for high school students on Saturday. 

 

Featured Artists for the event are Joy Hodges Branagan, Acting Fourth Horn of the Baltimore...

The UGA Faculty Recital Series will kick off the new year with an evening of music from around the globe performed by pianist Damon Denton. Denton has been on the Hugh Hodgson School of Music Piano faculty as a resident accompanist since 2010. This concert will take place on Tuesday, February 6th at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall.

The audience should expect a program filled with variety, according to Denton. “I try to visit several countries in a single hour without overstaying my welcome in any one of those places,” he says. This program will visit Italy,...

William Westney, a distinguished professor from Texas Tech University, Fulbright scholar, and world-renowned pedagogue, will be in residence at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music from Feb 8-10. Westney is the author of the highly praised book The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your Musical Self, and creator of the renowned "Un-Master Class," documented in The New York Times and presented at the world's leading conservatories and schools of music.

He will be presenting many fascinating sessions, all free and open to the public. His scholarship and...

Audience members are in for a treat as six of Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s most talented students perform solos with the UGA Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, February 1st at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Hall for the next installment of the Thursday Scholarship Series.

 

These soloists are all winners of the annual Concerto Competition, which is a longstanding tradition of the Hodgson School. Music students from all areas can compete; to be chosen is an honor. Students must choose and...

Michael Heald and Liza Stepanova, both professors in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, join forces to bring us an evening of music by Mozart, Clara Schumann, and Robert Schumann. Heald also shall be giving the world première of a new work for solo violin by Dr. Leonard Ball, associate professor emeritus of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.  Ball, who recently retired from the Theory and Composition area at the School of Music, has had compositions performed across the United States, in Europe, South America, and Japan. Recently, his electronic work has focused on...

Chris Martin, principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic, will perform a solo recital in Ramsey Concert Hall on Thursday, February 1, at 6 p.m. He will also give a master class in Edge Hall on Wednesday January 31, at 1:25 p.m.  

In September 2016, Christopher Martin joined the New York Philharmonic as Principal Trumpet, The Paula Levin Chair, a distinction formerly occupied by UGA Professor Philip Smith. He served as principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) for 11 seasons, and has enjoyed a distinctive career of over 20 years in many of...

Three of the School of Music’s faculty members, along with a guest artist, will come together on Friday, January 26th at 8 pm in Ramsey Concert Hall for an evening of Brahms. D. Ray McClellan (clarinet), Elizabeth Knight (mezzo-soprano), and Liza Stepanova (piano) will be joined by guest artist Edward Klorman on viola. Klorman is an assistant professor at the Schulich School of Music at the McGill University in Montreal. He is both a violist and a music theorist.

The concert will be celebrating the late works of Johannes Brahms who is widely acknowledged to be...

Athens Music and The State Botanical Garden of Georgia will be putting on the inaugural workshop and concert on Thursday, January 25th at the Day Chapel at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia located at 2450 S. Milledge Avenue. The workshop will kick off at 4:30 p.m. and the concert will happen at 7:00 p.m. The concert will feature traditional and folk music by noted performers Art Rosenbaum (banjo) and Tommy Jordan (guitar, banjo, mandolin). Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments to the workshop and observers are welcome also. Both events are FREE and...

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