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UGA Symphony Orchestra and Combined Choirs

Hundreds of student musicians will join with faculty performers for a powerful finale to the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s 2016-2017 premier concert season in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, April 20, at 8 p.m.

The UGA Symphony Orchestra (UGASO) and UGA Combined Choirs are set to perform Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations” and Mozart’s Requiem in D minor.

Elgar’s work opens the program, with Mark Cedel, director of the UGASO, conducting the orchestra through the fourteen...

The musicology/ethnomusicology area of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music received a significant, historical gift earlier this year when Mary Oyer, professor emeritus of music at Goshen College, donated over 70 antique and modern African musical instruments to her former student, Jean Kidula, professor of music at the Hodgson School.

“The instruments are some of the most classic that have been studied, originating from different culture groups in various African countries,” said Kidula. “The variety is staggering, even among...

The Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series finishes its 2016-2017 season featuring the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s assistant professor of oboe, Reid Messich, in Ramsey Concert Hall on Tuesday, April 18, at 8 p.m.

Messich will perform works from Jean Françaix, Carl Nielsen, Robert Schumann and Georg Philipp Telemann with help from assistant professor of bassoon Amy Pollard and pianist Greg Hankins (M.M. Performance ’12).

Messich serves as co-principal oboe of the IRIS Orchestra and has been a...

Enrique Granados’ 150th birthday brings faculty and students at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music together to honor the Spanish composer’s work in a special two-part performance event in Ramsey Concert Hall on Monday, April 17.

Over a dozen graduate students will perform Granados pieces first at 6 p.m., and at 8 p.m., a collection of Hodgson School faculty members will take the stage to continue the tribute to Granados.

Granados was a highly influential composer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries whose style is often described as uniquely Spanish....

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music will host noted music, media and ethics scholar William Cheng for a talk titled “Aesthetics as Eugenics” on Tuesday, April 18 at 5 p.m.

The event, funded by a Distinguished Lecturer grant from the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and hosted by the Hodgson School’s Musicology/Ethnomusicology Student Association, will explore how judgements of others’ musical and artistic abilities and disabilities can affect social justice and progress.  

Cheng, assistant professor of music at Dartmouth College, Is the author of “...

The final concert in the 2016-2017 Thursday Scholarship Series brings together some of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s best instrumentalists—including faculty and students—to perform three concertos in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.

The ARCO Chamber Orchestra and a graduate student wind ensemble will provide a lively backdrop for five faculty soloists to create the musical fireworks that will close out the concert series’ season.

The genesis for this performance began in a São...

The UGA British Brass Band will play their annual spring concert in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, April 6, at 8 p.m.

This is the first performance back in Athens for the musicians of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s newest brass-and-percussion ensemble, following their First Section, third-place finish at the North American Brass Band Association (NABBA) Championships.

The band will perform their NABBA program which will include Peter Graham’s “Voyage to Worlds Unknown.” “Voyage” details the story...

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music will host two guest artists from the University of Colorado Boulder when violist Erika Eckert and pianist Margaret McDonald, who perform as the Eckert-McDonald Duo, come to Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, April 5, at 8 p.m.

The duo, formed in 2004, met as faculty colleagues in the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder—Eckert is the associate professor of viola and McDonald is the associate professor of collaborative piano. They have performed recitals throughout the US and recently made their first...

Hodgson Wind Ensemble

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble’s (HWE) final concert of the year features improvisation, works and performances by Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty, and a significant musical contribution from the audience itself on Tuesday, April 4, at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

The HWE program, titled “All That Jazz,” highlights the adventurous spirit of that form when it is not highlighting the form itself. Experimentation, exploration, improvisation—the Hodgson School’s premier wind band will embrace the driving principles of jazz...

UGA Symphony Orchestra

The UGA Symphony Orchestra (UGASO) performs its penultimate concert of the year in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, March 30, at 8 p.m.

Under the batons of Mark Cedel, director of the orchestra, and Claudine Gamache, D.M.A. Conducting student, the UGASO will perform works from Brahms, Karl Goldmark and Stravinsky.

The program opens with Goldmark’s “Im Frühling,” which translates to “In the Spring.” Goldmark’s most popular overture, “In the Spring” is less about telling a story...

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