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Cellist Dennis Parker will be performing a recital in Ramsey Hall of the UGA Performing Arts Center at 5:30 on Thursday, October 25.  He will be joined by pianist Lina Morita, playing two Brahms sonata transcriptions – the Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, and the Viola Sonata in E-flat.  The program will also include Capriccio by Lucas Foss and Sambatango by Walter Marx.  Mr. Parker is the professor of cello at Louisiana State University.  He will be teaching a cello master class in Edge Hall on October 25, 10:00-12:00.  Both the class and the recital are free...

The University of Georgia Opera Theatre will be presenting a Gala concert of highlights from ten different operas by the greatest composers of Bel Canto era music, including Donizetti, Rossini, and Bellini. The performance will take place on October 18th and 19th at 7:30 pm in Hodgson Concert Hall. The era of Bel Canto, which translates to “Beautiful Singing,” was a style of singing and composing from the early decades of the 19th century. This style of singing and music is still a primary focus of opera companies world-wide.

 

The concert will be a...

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, D. Ray McClellan's October 11th Faculty Artist Series concert has now been cancelled. Refunds will be given to anyone who has already purchased tickets.

The ARCO Chamber Orchestra’s first concert of the season will take place in Hodgson Concert Hall on Tuesday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m.

 

The ensemble will perform chamber works by Alexander Arensky and Mikhail Glinka, as well as Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, arranged by award winning composer Igor Kholopov.   

 

“The concert program includes rarely performed masterpieces as well as a foreign premiere,” said Levon Ambartsumian, conductor and Franklin Professor of Violin. “Glinka’s chamber music gets rarely performed...

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music will continue its 2018-19 Thursday Scholarship Series with an exciting performance by The University of Georgia Jazz Ensemble on Thursday, October 4th at 7:30 in Hodgson Concert Hall. The event is entitled “An Evening of Hits from the Big Band Era” and is sure to deliver on that with the program they have planned.

 

 

Led by Professor of Jazz Studies Dave D’Angelo, The UGA Jazz Ensemble will be performing a number of original arrangements from the big band libraries of the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Les...

Join the Hugh Hodgson School of Music as they host the Gerald S. Mayo Visiting Conductor Sandra Snow of Michigan State University in an evening of choral music and collaboration. The concert will take place on Friday, September 28th in Hodgson Hall at 7:30.

 

The concert will feature five of UGA’s premiere choral groups. The UGA Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs and The University Chorus, under the direction of conductor and Associate Director of Choral Activities J.D. Burnett; The UGA Hodgson Singers, led by the Director of Choral Activities and John D. Boyd...

Kenneth Holmqvist is a professor at North-West University, South Africa, at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic and is currently a guest professor at Regensburg University, Germany. Holmqvist has worked with eye-movement research since 1995. He has conducted a long series of innovative research projects using eye-trackers, from mental imagery to decision making, reading, air traffic control, and eye movements in animals.

Most people report having mental imagery when listening to speech, reading text or just remembering something, yet it has been...

When two of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s premiere large ensembles join forces, it is sure to be an evening to remember. The Hodgson Wind Ensemble (HWE) and the UGA Symphony Orchestra (UGASO) will take the Hodgson Hall stage at 7:30 pm on Thursday, September 27th.

 

“This is only the second time in my 25 years the orchestra and the wind ensemble have been on the same concert,” according to Mark Cedel, Director and conductor of the UGASO. “We look forward to sharing our music and our audiences.”

 

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble will begin...

David Starkweather, UGA professor of cello, will perform a recital on Tuesday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Hall at the UGA Performing Arts Center.  Admission is free.

The program will begin with a solo piece by Johann Sebastian Bach, Suite No. 5 in C Minor from the six suites Bach wrote for solo cello.  In this suite, Bach specified that the top string is tuned down one step, which enhances the resonance in C minor and makes possible various chords that are not possible with normal tuning.  Starkweather received the UGA Creative Research Medal for his...

This season’s Faculty Artist Series begins with Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Horn Dr. Jean Martin-Williams, who is also an Associate Dean in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 13th in Ramsey Hall. Joining Dr. Martin-Williams on stage for the first time in a solo recital will be faculty pianist Damon Denton.

 

The program will spotlight works originally written for the horn, plus a transcription from a vocal work. Even though the pieces represent music from four different...

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