Hugh Hodgson School of Music

2015 Holiday Concerts

Posted 2 years 5 months ago
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The annual tradition that brings together our campus and community continues this week with the UGA Holiday Concerts on Dec. 3 and 4 in Hodgson Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.:

The UGA Symphony Orchestra, directed by Mark Cedel, and the combined choirs of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will perform John Rutter’s “Gloria,” the first suite of Robert Shaw’s “Many Moods of Christmas,” excerpts from Bach’s “Magnificat,” and other seasonal favorites.

The UGA British Brass Band will also join the action, performing several holiday classics and playing...

Hodgson Wind Ensemble 'EPIC'

Posted 2 years 6 months ago
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The Hodgson Wind Ensemble (HWE) takes to the Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall stage tonight, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. for the November edition of the 2nd Thursday Scholarship concert series:

The performance comprises two pieces: David Maslanka’s Symphony No. 8 and Oliver Waespi’s “Audivi Media Nocte.”

Maslanka, an American composer born in 1943, is known for powerful, grand compositions, but his Symphony No. 8 stands out even among those.

“His large-scale works reflect his strong connection to nature and its power to heal, but the 8th Symphony goes deeper,” said Cynthia Johnston...

Bara named Boyd UGA Foundation Professor

Posted 2 years 6 months ago

Congratulations to director of choral activities Daniel Bara, who has been named the John D. Boyd UGA Foundation Professor in Choral Music:

The appointment was approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia at its Oct. 15 meeting.

Bara oversees seven university choral ensembles—including the UGA Hodgson Singers and the University Chorus—as well as the graduate choral conducting program in the Hodgson School. He also is the youth and student activities chairman for the Southern Division Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.


Concert on the Lawn

Posted 2 years 7 months ago
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Bring your lunch to the North Campus Quad today as the Hodgson Wind Ensemble presents its seventh annual Concert on the Lawn at 12:30 p.m. 

The approximate 90-minute program will include "Schwanda, the Bagpiper, Polka and Fugue" by Jaromir Weinberger, "America, The Beautiful," "The Melody Shop" by Karl King, "The Pathfinder of Panama" by John Phillip Sousa, The Barber of Seville overture by Rossini, "Broadway Spectacular" by John Higgins and much more.

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble, conducted by Director of Bands Cynthia Johnston Turner, has earned an international reputation for...

Great week of Concerts at the HHSOM

Posted 2 years 7 months ago

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music presents a terrific week of musical perfomances that show off a great diversity of music and some of the best talent UGA has to offer:

The National Youth Orchestra of Uruguay kicks the week off tonight with Distinguished University Professor of double bass Milton Masciadri on Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. The concert, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), features three UNESCO Artists for Peace: Ariel Britos, conductor; Ino Mirković, violin; and Masciadri.