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Richard Zimdars, professor emeritus of piano at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will join with frequent collaborator Lawrence Bakst, tenor, to explore works from Liszt, Mahler and Karol Szymanowski in a program titled “Music of Love and Loss” in Ramsey Concert Hall on Tuesday, March 14, at 8 p.m.

The music on the program “relates directly and indirectly to love and loss,” according to Zimdars. 

“Liszt’s settings of three of Petrarch’s sonnets to his idealized muse, Laura, give the singer long arching melodies...

Craig Hella Johnson

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music will host Grammy-winning composer and conductor Craig Hella Johnson as student vocalists and instrumentalists, including the University of Georgia (UGA) Hodgson Singers and Glee Clubs, become the third ensemble ever to perform the powerful, Grammy-nominated “Considering Matthew Shepard” on Friday, March 17, at 8 p.m.

The Hodgson School’s connection to the work began with assistant director of choral activities J.D...

An upcoming faculty concert at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will feature the world premiere of a new composition from a globally-renowned composer by a UGA faculty member in Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, March 1 at 8 p.m.

Maggie Snyder, associate professor of viola, and Tim Lovelace, chair of collaborative piano at the University of Minnesota, will perform works from Schumann, Julius Röntgen and Garrett Byrnes in addition to the world premiere of Libby Larsen’s “Stunned.”

“The piece, commissioned by me, is for...

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble, the premier wind band at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, embraces jazz for their Thursday Scholarship Series concert, performing works by Swedish trombonist and composer Christian Lindberg and American music icon George Gershwin in Hodgson Concert Hall on March 2 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert begins with Lindberg’s “Concerto for Winds and Percussion,” written in 2003. Lindberg dedicated the piece to the Swedish Wind Ensemble and tailored each part to the players of that ensemble....

The ARCO Chamber Orchestra performs its spring concert in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m.

The ensemble, founded in 1990 by the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s Franklin Professor of Violin and Regents Professor Levon Ambartsumian during his years as Professor of Violin at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, will perform works by Bach, Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

The concert is also something of a preview for what Brazilian audiences will see when...

The Georgia Woodwind Quintet will perform the regional premiere of a work written by a UGA faculty member as part of their concert in Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m.

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s resident faculty ensemble is made up of Angela Jones-Reus, flute; Jean Martin-Williams, horn; D. Ray McClellan, clarinet; Reid Messich,...

A pair of storied symphonies make up the program for the UGA Symphony Orchestra’s (UGASO) February 21 concert in Hodgson Concert Hall at 8 p.m.

Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 “Paris” and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 “Romantic” will be performed in the UGASO’s second of four concerts this semester.

“These are two very contrasting works, equally challenging,” said Mark Cedel, director of the UGASO. “The concert will showcase the orchestra and its versatility.”

Bruckner’s fourth...

Six Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty and 12 students will be presenting a program devoted to the chamber music of Professor Emeritus Roger C. Vogel in Ramsey Concert Hall on Monday, February 20th, at 8 p.m. 

On the program will be "Solar Lights" for trombone and bass trombone, "Night Moves" for trumpet and piano, "Declarations" for tuba quartet, "Take Time" for voice and marimba, and "Illuminations in Brass" for solo trumpet and trumpet ensemble. Three of the works will be receiving their premieres: "Solar Lights," "Night Moves" and "Take Time." 

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The University of Georgia’s schools of art, law and music, along with several interdisciplinary and artistic university groups, will shine a light on social justice, civil and human rights and art’s role in advocating for them when “The Innocents” three-day residency comes to Athens on February 14-16.

The residency supported by a Willson Center for Humanities and Arts Public Impact grant, centers around a performance project of the same name, created in 2006 by Dr. John Lane of Sam Houston State University and Professor...

The UGA Opera Theatre’s spring production, Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” brings the talented singing actors of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music back to the UGA Fine Arts Theatre for three performances on February 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. and February 12 at 3 p.m.

This version of the classic Don Juan tale is a cornerstone of opera repertoire, according to the Opera Theatre’s director, Frederick Burchinal.

“As a great work of operatic and musical art, ‘Don Giovanni’ always ranks in the...

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