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Spring 2023 Season Subscription

Season Event Listing

The students and the faculty of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music are thrilled to invite you to an exciting and diverse season of Spring concerts. The Fall of 2022 saw many fantastic events, and that energy and momentum continues this spring. As a large, comprehensive music school, we are fortunate to have hundreds of talented students presenting a wide range of music. Bands, Orchestra, Choirs, Jazz, Chamber Music, Solo Performances—we’ve got it all!

Join us in the acoustic splendor of Hodgson Hall and Ramsey Hall, and hear world-class performances! Ticket sales to our events go directly to support scholarships and resources for our students, so your purchases help students pursue their passions and prepare for their professional careers.

Our Thursday Scholarship Series continues the special tradition started by Hugh Hodgson himself. The Ensemble Series showcases our larger groups, while the Faculty Artist Series presents performances from our world-class artist teachers. There are always plenty of free concerts which are listed in the Connection Series.

There’s nothing quite like the excitement and energy of a live performance. We hope you’ll join us often throughout the semester; we look forward to sharing our music with you!

Pete Jutras
Director and Professor, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

 

HOW TO PURCHASE

To purchase any one of the series below, click on the green buttons and follow the prompts at the ticket purchase site. Once you've made your selection, you will be moved to the checkout screen. If you'd like to purchase additional series tickets, as well as opera tickets, you will find them listed at the bottom of the checkout screen. Continue to make as many selections as you'd like before proceeding to the checkout.

Thursday Scholarship Series

Thursday Scholarship Series

The Thursday Scholarship Series began in 1980 an continues the tradition of “Music Appreciation Programs” started by Hugh Hodgson in the 1930s. Proceeds from ticket sales to these concerts and contributions made by you are the primary means through which School of Music scholarship funds are raised each year.

Thursday Scholarship Series Performances

CONCERTO COMPETITON WINNERS WITH THE UGA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thursday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Hodgson Hall, UGA PAC

The University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music launches its spring Thursday Scholarship Series of concerts with the winners of the Concerto Competition performing with the UGA Symphony Orchestra.  Students from all degrees compete to perform with the orchestra. The soloists performing in thie concert are selected after advancing through a rigorous competition process judged by faculty within the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

This year’s winners (in alphabetical order): Michael Baker, trumpet; Gabriella McClellan, cello; Anna Savelyeva, piano; Diego Suarez, piano; and Yinzi Zhou, flute. The UGA Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Mark Cedel.

The concert will be Thursday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall at the UGA Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $3 with a valid UGA Student ID. Tickets for this event will go on sale in January. Join our email list to be notified about our Spring Season once tickets become available.

 

UGA CHAMBER MUSIC GALA
Thursday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Hodgson Hall, UGA PAC

Come experience some of our amazing smaller ensembles and groups, including: Trumpet Fanfare, Horn Choir, Guitar Ensemble, Southern Wind Quintet, Saxophone Quartet, Flute Quartet and more to be announced.

 

HODGSON SINGERS
Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Hodgson Hall, UGA PAC

The international award-winning Hodgson Singers is UGA’s premiere choral ensemble made up of many of the university’s most talented and dedicated singers. In 2014, the Hodgson Singers won the International Choral Competition Ave Verum in Austria.

 

UGA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND HODGSON SINGERS PRESENT BEETHOVEN'S COMPLETE 9TH SYMPHONY

Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Hodgson Hall, UGA PAC

The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, is a choral symphony, the final complete symphony by Beethoven. The symphony is regarded by critics as Beethoven’s greatest work and is one of the most frequently performed symphonies in the world.

PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE THURSDAY SCHOLARSHIP SERIES

 

Faculty Artist Series

Faculty Artist Series

Throughout each academic year, our talented faculty present six recitals as part of the Faculty Artist Series. Not only does this give them a chance to share and celebrate  their artistry with the UGA and Athens community, but it is an opportunity for their students to see what they have been learning “in practice” as their instructors demonstrate the craft involved for a working professional in the music industry.

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES Performances

LEVON AND FRIENDS: Levon Ambartsumian, violin
Monday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Ramsey Hall, UGA PAC

Featuring Anatoly Sheludyakov and Evgeny Rivkin , piano Shakhida Azimkhodjaeva, viola, David Starkweather, cello.
Music by Schubert, Schumann and Brahms.

 

AFFECT/EFFECT: Influences in Music
Monday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Ramsey Hall, UGA PAC

Soprano Amy Petrongelli has been lauded in the New York Times for her “admirable fluidity,” having cultivated a diverse solo performance career. Amy will be joined by collaborative pianist, Blair Salter (Santa Fe Opera / Penn State University).

 

Adrian Childs, Emily Koh, and Peter Van Zandt Lane, Composers
Monday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Ramsey Hall, UGA PAC

Dr. Adrian P. Childs’ composition studies include work with Peter Child, John Eaton, John Harbison; Dr. Emily Koh’s works have been described as “beautifully eerie” (New York Times); Peter Van Zandt Lane has received commissions from the Barlow Endowment and the SUNY Purchase Percussion ensemble.

PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE FACULTY ARTIST SERIES


 

Ensemble Series

Ensemble Series

This spring, the Ensemble Series highlights the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra, ARCO Chamber Orchestra, and University of Georgia Wind Ensemble. These groups feature a combination of graduate and undergraduate students and tackle some of the most challenging music in our repertoire as well as introduce new works. This spring, all three ensembles will debut world premieres.

ENSEMBLE SERIES Performances

UGA Symphony Orchestra "An Orchestra in Paris"
Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Hodgson Hall, UGA PAC

A treat for the ear as well as the soul, let this nearly ninety-piece orchestra excite your senses while exploring some of the most coveted suites in the orchestral repertoire. Be sure not to miss this amazing evening! Featuring Bolero (Ravel), An American in Paris (Gershwin), Lieutenant Kiji (Prokofiev), and the Billy the Kid Suite (Copland).

 

UGA Symphony Orchestra with James Naigus
Thursday, March 30 a7 7:30 p.m.
Hodgson Hall, UGA PAC

UGA Brass Area Chair and Horn Lecturer James Naigus will be a featured soloist in one of his own compositions. This UGASO performance will also include “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky/Ravel.

 

UGA Wind Ensemble
Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Hodgson Hall, UGA PAC

The UGA Wind Ensemble has earned an international reputation for its artistry, precision, sensitivity, and musicianship. Championing the performance of new music, the ensemble commissions works from emerging and established composers.

 

ARCO Chamber Orchestra
Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Hodgson Hall, UGA PAC

Music by Handel, Bach, Grieg, and Saint Saent. The program includes the world premiere of the “Old Blues, New blues...”, the work for Clarinet Quartet, Cornet and orchestra by Contemporary American composer Jeffrey Kaufmann.

PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE ENSEMBLE SERIES


 

Postcard from Morocco

Opera Theatre presents "Postcard from Morocco"

Trapped in transit… waiting for a train that will seemingly never arrive. Seven enigmatic travelers share their fantasies, dreams and lies that people only share with strangers. Each carefully guards their secrets and possessions until truths are unexpectedly revealed.

Surreal, entertaining, and emotionally charged, "Postcard from Morocco" is richly melodic, featuring a brilliant variety of musical flavors borrowing from ragtime and popular music along with a deft parody of Wagner’s "Flying Dutchman."

“'Postcard From Morocco' is rich with ideas … A strange and often beautiful evening of theater!” —The New York Times

Order now and save 20% through February 1st!

PLEASE NOTE:
Performances of "Postcard from Morocco" will be performed at the UGA Fine Arts Theatre, 255 Baldwin St., Athens, GA 30602

 

PURCHASE TICKETS TO"POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO" - FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24 AT 7:30 PM

PURCHASE TICKETS TO "POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO" - SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26 AT 3:00 P.M.


 

Connection Series

Believe it or not, you already have your tickets to this series. That’s right! Throughout the year, we offer a wide variety of concerts, ensembles, world music, and innovative experimental compositions that are free and open to the public. The list on this page is only a small fraction of what you can find this semester, including some visiting guest artists. Ensembles like the Southern Wind Quintet and the new Middle Eastern Music Ensemble are still scheduling their concerts, so be sure to check in throught the year.

CHECK OUT ALL OF OUR CONNECTION SERIES PERFORMANCES HERE

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