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Horn Faculty performs Faculty Artist Series Concert

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Dr. James Naigus, horn faculty at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will perform his first Faculty Artist Series concert this March. Performing works by all living composers, Naigus will record his concert in Ramsey Hall and the concert will premiere Mar. 23 at 7 p.m.

This recital features a mix of works for horn and piano, as well as solo horn. All of the works on the recital are modern. “My goal in programming was to select pieces that tell a story - from the beautiful yet dark landscape of Iceland, to soaring in the clouds, to a piece called "I Threw a Shoe at a Cat" (no cats were harmed in the making of this piece!),” said Naigus. He will also be performing his newest solo composition Visions, for horn and fixed media.

Australian-based composer, pianist and recording artist Catherine Likhuta's piece "I Threw a Shoe at a Cat" just won the International Horn Society's Composition Contest in the Virtuoso Division. Joining Naigus on his concert is collaborative pianist Damon Denton.

“My goal in programming these works was to pick music that is 1. fun to play 2. fun to listen to 3. offers a variety of sounds/styles/composers,” said Naigus. Other composers on the program include Scott Boerma, Drew Phillips and Paul Basler.

Dr. Naigus is Lecturer of Horn at the University of Georgia and hornist with the Georgia Brass Quintet. He is co-founder of the Cor Moto Horn Duo with Dr. Drew Phillips, and co-editor/contributor of the Creative Hornist and Technique Tips columns in the Horn Call, the journal of the International Horn Society.

The concert will be premiered for free on Mar. 23 via the HHSOM YouTube channel. The cancellation of concerts this past year has created many challenges for the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. If you are interested in making a gift to support our efforts to make a UGA education possible for all of our students, please considering making a gift to our Thursday Scholarship Fund. If you have questions about giving to the Hugh, please contact Sara Emery:


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