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The Hugh Hodgson School of Music UGA Opera Theatre, in collaboration with the UGA Symphony Orchestra and Hodgson Singers conducted by Mark Cedel, will present to the Athens community for the first time one of the most famous dramatic operas in the entire repertoire, Gaetano Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor.” A semi-staged and costumed concert version of this masterpiece will be presented Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. in Hodgson Hall at the Performing Arts Center. 

Seven soloists of the Opera Theatre will be featured singing the leading roles with...

The Hugh Hodgson School of Musicwill continue its Faculty Artist Series with a concert by Brandon Craswell, associate professor of trumpet. 

The program, “Songs for my Daughter,” is set for Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall and will include a mix of classical, jazz, pop and even boogie woogie styles. 

The program will be announced from stage to give the audience more of a casual jazz club vibe, rather than a typical classical recital. Craswell said he feels at home with this form of performance as he is adept at both jazz and classical music. He...

The ARCO Chamber Orchestra’s next performance will feature a variety of music. The first half of the concert will include two contrasting concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach and Efram Podgaits that are three centuries apart. The second half of the concert will include Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s famous keyboard work The Seasons.

The concert will take place on Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

The opening program is the Concerto in D minor for Two Violins and Orchestra by Bach. It will be performed by Regents Professor Levon Ambartsumian, who...

Let’s Party!, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble continues the 2019-20 season with exciting and festive pieces to keep the party going. Come join the party and move to rhythms from Cuban to Greek and join us in the “Tweet Seats” to interact with the music in real time!

 

This concert features a piece written by our student composer, Kevin Day.  He had this to say about his piece Havana – “…I wanted to highlight different dance genres such as Salsa, Mambo, and Cha-Cha, while also making the piece in my own voice. I have a strong love for Latin music and...

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s Ensemble Series continues on Thursday, September 26 at 7:30 with a concert by the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra in Hodgson Hall. “This concert celebrates nationalism in music,” says Director of Orchestral ActivitiesMark Cedel. 

 

The first part of the concert features favorite works of two of our greatest American composers.  To open the concert, Dr. Jaclyn Hartenberger, Associate Director of Bands, will guest conduct Samuel Barber's hauntingly beautiful Adagio for Strings

 

Next, the...

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music is excited for the new Faculty Artist Series season opener featuring husband and wife team, Col Legno Duo. The duo is made up of University of Georgia’s associate professor of bassoon, Amy Pollard, and her husband Scott Pollard, the Artist Affiliate in percussion at Emory University. This new season will kick-off on Monday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Hall.

The Col Legno Duo takes its name from the Italian musical term meaning “with the wood.” The program will present a series of original pieces and transcriptions for...

Let's Dance!, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble's first performance of the 2019-20 season is a fun, uplifting, celebration of dance from a variety of cultures and contexts. Come stomp your feet to dance tunes from Cajun to Krumping and join us in the "Tweet Seats" to interact with the music in real time! 

 

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner, is the premiere performing ensemble of UGA Bands, having garnered an international reputation for its artistry, precision,...

(ATHENS, GA) The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and open the next phase of the North Oconee River Greenway Trail System on Thursday, September 5 at 5:00 p.m.    

The public is invited to attend and assemble at the East Campus Connector Bridge.  Free parking is available at the nearby UGA Park & Ride lot (E23) located off College Station Road on North Oconee River Access Road.

This new connector to the Greenway Trail is 0.2 miles in length and directly connects the University of Georgia East Campus...

The University of Georgia’s Symphony Orchestra, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s premiere orchestra ensemble, will begin the new season with an exciting performance on the newly renovated Hodgson Hall stage. Students will take their chairs to perform challenging repertoire on September 5thin the opening concert of the 2019-2020 Thursday Scholarship Series Season.

 

The concert will open with what has been recorded as the first “concert waltz” and the music reflects the first meeting of a boy and girl at a dance, with an opening cello solo demonstrating...

Longtime University of Georgia music educator Olin Parker passed away on Monday August 5, 2019. Parker, a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, served as professor emeritus and a former associate director of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. He began teaching at UGA in 1964 and remained active in the school and in the field well into his 90s. 

Throughout his tenure, Parker taught music education methods courses for music education and elementary education students, music appreciation, music theory, applied clarinet and saxophone, and graduate classes in...

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