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The UGA Opera Theatre returns to Hodgson Concert Hall for the Thursday Scholarship Series, performing two one-act comic operas—Mozart's "The Impresario" and Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi"—in two performances on October 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. 

The Opera Theatre will combine with the UGA Symphony Orchestra to stage these opera masterpieces, semi-staged with English supertitles. This is the first time the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s opera ensemble has performed two operas for its...

Award-winning violinist Itamar Zorman comes to the Hugh Hodgson School of Music for a special performance with a faculty ensemble in Ramsey Concert Hall on Thursday, October 13, at 8 p.m.

Joined by Michael Heald, associate professor of violin, Maggie Snyder, associate professor of viola, David Starkweather, professor of cello, and Liza Stepanova, assistant professor of piano, Zorman will perform works from Antonín...

The UGA British Brass Band will perform the music of Joseph Turrin in a special performance featuring Turrin on piano in Hodgson Concert Hall on Monday, October 10, at 8 p.m.
 
The Hugh Hodgson School of Music ensemble will perform compositions by the noted composer, conductor and pianist.
 
The band’s connection to Turrin comes from their bandmaster, Philip Smith, professor of trumpet and the William F. and Pamela P. Prokasy Professor in the Arts.
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The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s Jazz Ensemble I trades concert hall for coffee bar when they travel to Hendershot’s Coffee for a performance on Sunday, October 9, at 8:30 p.m.

The concert will be a first for Hendershot’s, which normally hosts much more small-scale shows.

“This will be the first performance of a jazz big band at Hendershot’s,” said David D’Angelo, director of the Jazz Ensemble. “The 18-piece ensemble will be playing arrangements from great composers both past...

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble performs its second concert of the season with a Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty soloist in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, October 6, at 8 p.m.
 
The concert comprises several exciting and provocative 20th century works, including Dana Wilson’s “Concerto for Trombone,” featuring Joshua Bynum, associate professor of trombone at the School of Music.
 
The program begins with Ingolf Dahl’s “Sinfonietta,” written in 1961. The Swedish-German...

The ARCO Chamber Orchestra’s first concert of the season celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Argentine Republic’s Declaration of Independence in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, September 29, at 8 p.m.
 
Argentina will be well-represented at the concert: the orchestra will be joined by Alejandro Drago, a US-based Argentine violinist, composer and conductor, who will serve as both co-conductor and soloist; José A. Flores Velasco, the Consul General of Argentina, will be in attendance; and the program...

Matthew Boyle, an alumnus of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, recently earned one of the most prestigious awards for emerging scholars in the field of music theory, the David Kraehenbuehl Prize.

Boyle (BMus, Music Theory, 2009), now a doctoral student at Indiana University, and Paul Sherrill’s article “Galant Recitative Schemas” was judged to be the best article published by non-tenured scholars in the Journal of Music Theory, which awards the Kraehenbuehl Prize biennially.

“The Journal of Music Theory is our...

Trevor Barroero, former UGA percussion student, garnered numerous honors over the summer, ultimately resulting in his earning a spot, this winter, with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
 
Barroero spent a month performing timpani/percussion in British Columbia, first with the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) in Powell River, and then with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Institute in Whistler.
 
“During my four weeks in British Columbia, I had the opportunity to collaborate with musicians from around the world to perform...

The UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music welcomes Chris Condon, saxophonist for the US Army Europe Band, for a recital and career talk on life in a military band in Edge Recital Hall on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Condon’s recital, scheduled from 6:30-7:30 p.m., will feature works from his upcoming album, “Pieces.” The album, set to be released on iTunes and Amazon this winter, consists of music for unaccompanied saxophone with compositions by J.S. Bach, Violeta Dinescu, Walter Hartley, Paul Bonneau and Alan Theisen.

Following the performance, at 8...

The Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series, the premier faculty recital series at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, delves into classical and jazz trumpet with its September edition, featuring Brandon Craswell, in Ramsey Concert Hall on Thursday, September 15, at 8 p.m.

Craswell holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in trumpet performance from Indiana University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kentucky. As associate professor of trumpet at the School of Music, he balances teaching with an active...

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