Hodgson Wind Ensemble closes its season in Revelry on April 23rd!

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On Tuesday, April 23, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble closes its 2018-19 season with an eclectic concert, featuring European flair.

Dionysiaques opens the program.  Director of Bands Cynthia Johnston Turner says influences of French impressionism are obvious, but are soon “abandoned in favor of festivity, brimming with rhythmic vitality and a relentless insistence on partying all the way to the very of control, and perhaps a bit beyond.”

The evening also includes an SEC premiere of recent UGA graduate, Dr. Ben Robichaux.  His dissertation composition, As the Lights Go Out, explores journeys of the brain in an innovative work for wind ensemble and electronics.  Prof. David Zerkel is the featured soloist on Viet Cuong’s new Concerto for Tuba.

Tim Reynish, faculty member at the Royal Northern College of Music, is a leading conductor of wind bands throughout the world.  He leads a performance of Adam Gorb’s Bohemian Revelry, a “tribute to the verve and vigour of the music of the people of the Czech Republic,” and a celebration of artistic and social freedom, “allowing for a party atmosphere whenever and wherever possible.”

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble<http://bands.uga.edu/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, sensitivity, and musicianship.  The performance is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.  The concert is ticketed through the UGA Performing Arts Center ($6-12; available online: https://pac.uga.edu/; or by phone: 706.542.4400).

If you are unable to attend, live streaming is available.  Visit www.music.uga.edu/live-streaming<http://www.music.uga.edu/live-streaming> to tune in.  For more program information or questions, please contact the band office: 706.542.1505.