Hugh Hodgson School of Music

UGA symphony orchestra performs Brahms, Stravinsky March 30

Posted 7 months 3 weeks ago
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Tonight, The UGA Symphony Orchestra performs its penultimate concert of the year in Hodgson Concert Hall at 8 p.m.:

Under the batons of Mark Cedel, director of the orchestra, and Claudine Gamache, D.M.A. Conducting student, the UGASO will perform works from Brahms, Karl Goldmark and Stravinsky.

The program opens with Goldmark’s “Im Frühling,” which translates to “In the Spring.” Goldmark’s most popular overture, “In the Spring” is less about telling a story than it is about conveying a feeling likely well known to Goldmark and other Austrian natives who endure harsh mountain...

UGA Opera Theatre present "Don Giovanni"

Posted 9 months 2 weeks ago
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Mozart's classic take on the Don Juan legend is UGA Opera Theatre's spring production in the Fine Arts Theatre, with three performances on February 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. and February 12 at 3 p.m.

Audiences will recognize many of the performers from recent performances with the UGA Symphony Orchestra, the Hodgson School’s Choral area and even the Theatre and Film Studies department, with which the lead of “Don Giovanni,” Isaiah Feken, performed as the titular Sweeney Todd last semester.

Joining the Hodgson School students are Maestro Hilary Griffiths as conductor of the UGA...

Thursday Scholarship Series concert: piano extravaganza

Posted 9 months 3 weeks ago
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Next week, the February edition of the Thursday Scholarship Series in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music presents an unusual opportunity to appreciate 25 pianists, at once:

Five piano faculty members, 20 piano students and 440 keys will fill the Hodgson Concert Hall stage when the Thursday Scholarship Series brings the Hugh Hodgson School of Music Piano Extravaganza to life on Thursday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m.

An historic assemblage of talent for the Hodgson School—Georgia’s first All-Steinway school—the Piano Extravaganza brings together the School’s entire piano department...

UGA Holiday Concerts on Dec. 1 and 2

Posted 11 months 3 weeks ago
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One of the great campus joys of the holiday season happens this week, when the UGA Symphony Orchestra (UGASO), Combined Choirs, British Brass Band and more—take to the stage for the annual UGA Holiday Concerts:

The concerts, part of the Hodgson School’s flagship Thursday Scholarship Series, open in grand fashion with the UGA Combined Choirs and UGASO performing holiday standards as well as works from Leroy Anderson, Gerald Finzi and Ralph Vaughan Williams. These performances will be among the largest the School stages throughout the year.

After intermission, the UGA British...

Thursday Scholarship Series with Mozart, Puccini

Posted 1 year 1 month ago
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The UGA Opera Theatre returns to Hodgson Concert Hall for the Thursday Scholarship Series, performing two one-act comic operas—Mozart's "The Impresario" and Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi"—in two performances on October 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. 

The Opera Theatre will combine with the UGA Symphony Orchestra to stage these opera masterpieces, semi-staged with English supertitles. This is the first time the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s opera ensemble has performed two operas for its major fall production.

“Being able to bring these delightful masterpieces to our students and...

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