Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Election Night: Carmina Burana

Posted 5 years 3 months ago
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First things, first. While the votes are being tallied, come on out to the Performing Arts Center and Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall at 8 p.m. as the Hodgson School of Music presents one of the great masterworks for orchestra and chorus, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana:

Infamous for its massive instrumentation, "Carmina Burana" is based on a collection of medieval poetry that examines the fickle nature of fate. The UGA performance will feature the Hodgson Singers, University Chorus, Men's Glee Club, Women's Glee Club, UGA Symphony Orchestra, two pianists and a celesta player-in one of the...

Bynum Trombone Recital

Posted 5 years 4 months ago

One of the great young faculty members in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Josh Bynum, takes the stage for a recital tonight at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall.

Bynum will play a program on the trombone that includes works by Defaye and and Joseph Turrin. More.


Tuba-Euphonium students shine

Posted 5 years 4 months ago

Terrific article in the Athens Banner Herald about the Tuba-Euphonium studio in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music:

“They’re a really, really talented crew. They have really bought into what they’re working on, and they work incredibly hard,” said Zerkel, who narrowly missed out on a chance at a full-time symphony job a few years ago.

It’s no accident that Zerkel sounds like a sports coach sometimes.

“Building a successful studio program is a lot like building an athletic team. You do the best you can to get the best players and do the best you can to get them to the...

Brent's 'Hoffman'

Posted 5 years 4 months ago

A terrific article by the Athens Banner Herald on the Hugh Hodgson School of Music's production of 'The Tales of Hoffman" and DMA student Joseph Brent, who stars as Hoffman:

Compromised is too harsh a description for the UGA Opera Theater’s production of “Hoffman,” as only highlights from the text are offered here, and staging is minimal. Since no true text of “Hoffman” exists, Brent explained they can pick and choose portions from numerous editions, as they do with the final act. Brent, in his second year of a doctorate of musical arts in voice program, is no stranger to the...

UGA Opera Theatre to present 'Tales of Hoffman'

Posted 5 years 5 months ago

In October, UGA Opera Theatre will present a concert performance of Offenbach's Tales of Hoffman:

Jacques Offenbach’s supernatural tale of unrequited love, in a two-night presentation on Thursday, October 11 and Saturday, October 13 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. Tickets for the program, part of the 2012-2013 2nd Thursday Scholarship Concert Series in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, are $18/$5 for students and available via the UGA Performing Arts Center box office at 706/542/4400 or online at

The UGA Opera Theatre, under the direction of...