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Thirteen UGA Opera Theatre soloists, the UGA University Chorus and the UGA Symphony Orchestra join for two performances celebrating the works of opera master Giuseppe Verdi when the UGA Opera Theatre mounts its annual fall performance in Hodgson Concert Hall on Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22.

Frederick Burchinal, UGA Opera Theatre director and Wyatt and Margaret Anderson Professorship in...

A Hugh Hodgson School of Music fall tradition continues with this year’s Concert On The Lawn, held on the North Campus Lawn and set for Friday, Oct. 20, at 12:30 p.m.

The concert—featuring the Hodgson School’s premier wind band, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble, with special guests the UGA Jazz Ensemble—leans into its proximity to Halloween with a theme of “Witches and Wizards.” Pieces from “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Wiz,” “Wicked” and the “Harry Potter” series join Sousa marches and Karl...

The music of legendary trumpet player and former Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty member Fred Mills is the focus of a special recital from the Hodgson School’s brass area in Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m.

Mills was an early and long-tenured member of the world-renowned brass quintet Canadian Brass, playing with the ensemble from 1972 to 1996, when he joined the Hodgson School faculty as professor of trumpet, a post he held until his untimely passing in 2009. 

“I was lucky enough to spend a year working with Fred - he was a great...

Joel Garcia performs “Battle Hymn of the Bulldog Nation” as soloist in Sanford Stadium on Nov. 19, 2016.

The University of Georgia Redcoat Band celebrates two major anniversaries in 2017, one that draws on the memory of one of the band’s great innovators and another that honors one of UGA football’s most popular pregame traditions.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the pregame “Battle Hymn” and the 25th anniversary of the Phyllis Dancz Memorial Award, two traditions of tremendous importance to generations of Redcoats.

The Phyllis Dancz Memorial Award is named for the...

Maggie Snyder, associate professor of viola at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, performs the October entry to the Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series in Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. 

Accompanied by Damon Denton on piano, Snyder will perform a recital of all-French inspired music, including works from Nadia Boulanger, George Enescu, Camargo Guarnieri, Maurice Ravel and Marcelle Soulage.

“This year's recital is a French-inspired program of music for viola which includes...

Percussion students from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music show off their composition and performance chops in the UGA Percussion Ensemble’s first fall concert in Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, October 11, at 3:30 p.m. 

The ensemble will perform all original compositions, written by the performers themselves and inspired by the artwork of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Miles Davis and Thornton Dial. These artists were selected as part of an assignment given to the ensemble by its directors,...

University of Georgia students will perform the North American premiere of a new work from Australian composer Catherine Likhuta when the Thursday Scholarship Series returns to Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m.

The premiere of “Scraps from a Madman’s Diary” brings together a rare pairing of major ensembles from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music: the Hodgson Wind Ensemble and the Hodgson Singers. Likhuta’s work, a 35-minute oratorio, is unique in a variety of...

Two Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty members—David Zerkel, professor of tuba and euphonium, and Anatoly Sheludyakov, resident accompanist—come together for a unique performance in Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, September 27, at 8 p.m.

The recital, titled “Take Me To Your Lieder,” draws on the concept of the “lied,” a type of song most often for solo voice and piano accompaniment. Each piece was written with this voice-piano duo in mind, so this recital will explore how these...

Liza Stepanova, assistant professor of piano at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will perform a solo recital in Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m.

The concert celebrates the release of Stepanova's first solo album on CAG Records later this month. The title of the recording is "Tones & Colors." It is dedicated to the multitude of mutually inspiring connections between visual art and music. 

The program is divided into four sets, similar to visual art exhibition rooms. The first, a Spanish set,...

String faculty members of the University of Georgia will be joined by a first violinist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in a string quartet recital in Ramsey Concert Hall on Friday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. 

Kenn Wagner, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra first violinist since 1995 and a faculty member at Kennesaw State University and Morehouse College, returns to the Hugh Hodgson School of Music to perform with frequent collaborators Michael Heald,...

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