Hodgson Wind Ensemble

Please join us for The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s first major concert of the 2017-2018 season where the Hodgson Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Cynthia Johnston Turner, evokes fire and ice on Friday, Sept. 1, at 8 p.m. The concert is a narrative from heat to ice, and more subtly, it is a commentary on climate change. The program features music 'globally' by composers from Japan, Europe, and the USA: a fact that emphasizes that we only have one home and it's in trouble... 

Concert: Percussion Ensemble

The UGA Percussion Ensemble will perform its spring concert. The group has performed extensively throughout the Southeast, including numerous appearances at the Georgia Music Educator's Association state conventions and appearances at various "Day of Percussion" programs, under the leadership of co-directors Timothy Adams, Jr., and Kimberly Toscano Adams.

Concert: Steel Pan Ensemble

The UGA Steel Pan Ensemble will perform its spring concert. The University of Georgia Steel Band serves as a popular ambassador to the Athens music community and the public at large. Made up of traditional steel pans from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Steel Band is accompanied by electric bass, congas, drumset, and auxiliary percussion.

Performance: “Considering Matthew Shepard”

The UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music is proud to host composer and conductor Craig Hella Johnson as student vocalists and instrumentalists, including the Hodgson Singers, become the third ensemble ever to perform the powerful, Grammy-nominated “Considering Matthew Shepard” on Friday, March 17, at 8 p.m. The passion/oratorio-like work chronicles the tragic story of Matthew Shepard with a variety of musical styles, including chant, folk tunes, country and western, classical sacred choral, and gospel.

CORE Contemporary and Aerial Dance Concert

The UGA department of dance CORE Concert Contemporary and Aerial Dance Company will present its annual 2017 season performance February 22-25 at 8 p.m. at the New Dance Theatre in the dance building. The company will premiere “A World of Difference,” a sixty-five minute nonstop aerial dance and multimedia performance. 

The concert consists of juxtaposed abstract and dramatic sequences immersed in a surreal aural and visual landscape created through interactive film animation. Performers will exhibit technical aerial abilities on the silks, slings, lyra, trapeze and bungee.

UGA Opera Theatre Presents Don Giovanni

University of Georgia Opera Theatre and the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music proudly present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's sensual masterwork Don Giovanni, coming February 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2017. You won't want to miss a thrilling production created with guest artists Maestro Hilary Griffiths, conductor, and director Vince Liotta. 

Performed in Italian with English supertitles. Presented in the UGA Fine Arts Theater in collaboration with the University of Georgia Opera Orchestra.

Parking is available in the Hull Street Parking Deck.

Ballroom Magic 2017: “Can’t Stop The Magic”

The University of Georgia Ballroom Performance Group presents Ballroom Magic 2017: "Can't Stop The Magic", the 26th annual ballroom dancing showcase. This show will include Latin, swing and smooth styles such as salsa, samba, foxtrot, waltz, East Coast swing and much more. In addition to performances by the UGA Ballroom Performance Group, there will be guest performances by dance groups from around the Athens and Atlanta community, including Swung and CONTACT. With more than 20 numbers in the show, you're guaranteed to have a magical time. Shows are Jan. 19 at 8 p.m., Jan. 20 at 8 p.m.


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