Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Hodgson Wind Ensemble to close Thursday Scholarship concert season

Posted 4 months 1 day ago
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Rounding out this season’s Thursday Scholarship Series is UGA’s Hodgson Wind Ensemble, led by Cynthia Johnston Turner, director of bands and conducting area chair, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall:

Under the baton of Bradley Esau, a graduate conducting student, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble will begin with Punch!, a brass fanfare by Australian composer Katy Abbott.

The mainstay of the program is a suite by Adam Schoenberg titled Picture Studies, a 21st-century approach to Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

“The suite is made...

Thursday Scholarship Concert honors Women’s History Month

Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
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In celebration of Women’s History Month, the faculty, students and alumni of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music bring to the stage Woman to Woman, the next performance in the Thursday Scholarship Series, on Thursday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

“Women’s history will come alive in this concert,” says faculty member and harpist Monica Hargrave, who decided last year she wanted to present a concert during Women’s History Month that would showcase UGA faculty and students – performers and composers at a local and global level. “These women play a vital role in our...

“A Night at the Morton: Soul Celebration” March 21

Posted 5 months 16 hours ago
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Athens Music Project, an interdisciplinary research initiative of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, presents “A Night at the Morton: Soul Celebration” March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Morton Theatre:

The interactive performance event, supported by a Public Impact Grant from the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, is the third installment of this biannual program organized and directed by UGA music professors Jean Ngoya Kidula and Susan Thomas. Sponsors include the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, the Institute for African American Studies and the...

UGA Opera Theatre presents Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro

Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago
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UGA Opera Theatre will complete its trifecta of Mozart's three most famous operas created with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte in their production of Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) this weekend:

This energetic period production juxtaposes side-splitting comedy with biting social commentary, all illuminated through Mozart's ingenious score. It’s no surprise why Le nozze di Figaro is one of the most famous and beloved operas of all time.

Performances will take place in the UGA Fine Arts Theatre on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 at 8:00pm, and on February...

UGA hosts Southeast Horn Workshop

Posted 6 months 1 week ago
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The Hugh Hodgson School of Music and the horn studio host the 2018 Southeast Horn Workshop, with master classes, performances, competitions, lectures, and exhibits beginning today and running through the weekend:

This annual event is held at a different college campus each spring. 

Students, professors and professionals will enjoy three days of master classes, performances, competitions, lectures, and exhibits.  There is a special day for high school students on Saturday. 

Featured Artists for the event are Joy Hodges Branagan, Acting Fourth Horn of the Baltimore...

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