Tue, 11/05/2019 - 11:17am
Beginning this Friday, November 8, the first-of-its-kind endeavor, By Our Hands – a cross-institutional theatrical experience between Spelman College, the University of Georgia, librarians, archivists, students, professionals, incarcerated individuals, and community partners – takes the Fine Arts theatre stage. The Georgia Incarceration Performance Project incorporates scenes directly from Georgia history to negotiate our relationship with…
Fri, 10/04/2019 - 1:18pm
Cue the dragons, demons, and orcs as UGA Theatre presents Qui Nguyen’s “She Kills Monsters,” directed by T. Anthony Marotta, October 3–5, 8–11 at 8 p.m. and October 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Cellar Theatre of the Fine Arts Building: the core of the story centers on high school teacher Agnes and her quest to find a meaningful connection with her recently-deceased sister Tilly. After a car accident claims the of lives of her family, Agnes dives…
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 8:53am
Hannah Fordham, a third-year student from Statesboro, came to the University of Georgia expecting to major in engineering. But the high school percussionist missed missed performing so she added a theater major, started taking acting classes and then discovered set design—where her passion for the arts could draw on her engineering skills: “Engineering helps me think about things from a practical standpoint,” she said. “Set designers will have…
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 1:50pm
During Julia Turpin’s freshman year, she participated in the University of Georgia’s Theatre in London study abroad program. This is where she first learned about performing arts medicine, a practice that emerged in the late 20th century. Much like sports medicine, the medical professionals who practice performing arts medicine are artists themselves and therefore more familiar with the types of injuries that artists sustain. “Julia represents…
Wed, 05/29/2019 - 11:11am
2019 Josiah Meigs Teaching Professor George Contini is a creative inspiration to the students engaged in performance at all levels, exemplifying the scholarship of artistic training and the pursuit of excellence that sends so many on to professional careers on stage and screen: “Whether I am working with undergrads on fundamental technique or graduates on advanced theory, I consider each student encounter a creative collaboration,” Contini said…
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:18am
In March 2019, University of Georgia graduate student Dilon Bryan won the Pro-Mozart Society of Atlanta Music Scholarship Competition to study at the University of Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, becoming only the second horn player to win a competition usually dominated by pianists and vocalists. A graduate teaching assistant and master’s student in horn performance in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Bryan joins his UGA colleague as the…
Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:00am
“It’s pronounced ‘Fronkensteen.’ ” Is it? Find out beginning tonight as UGA Theatre presents its final production of the 2018-2019 season: Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan.  The production is directed by professor George Contini and co-directed by alumnus John Terry. Performances will take place April 5-6 and 10-13 at 8 p.m. and April 7 and 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre at 255 Baldwin St. Tickets are $16 or $12 for…
Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:00am
The department of dance presents REPERTORY Movement Refracted, the 2019 spring dance concert, April 4-6 at 8 p.m. and April 6 at 2 p.m. in the New Dance Theatre, located in the Dance Building, between Soule and Green streets (off Sanford Drive) on UGA’s South Campus in Athens. REPERTORY Movement Refracted offers an array of movement and choreographic styles. Based in the essential qualities of human movement and the range of human emotions, this…
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 10:16am
The UGA Symphony Orchestra will be performing an extraordinary concert tonight, Tuesday, April 2nd, at 7:30 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall. Directed by Mark Cedel, the orchestra will be performing pieces by Robert Schumann, George Walker, and Richard Strauss. Guest faculty artist Josh Bynum will be featured on Walker's "Concerto for Trombone and Strings." The UGASO will also be performing the world premiere of a piece entitled "Synapse"…
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 4:15pm
Beginning March 19, UGA Theatre presents Peas, Patelin and Purgation: Three Farcical Arts of the Deal, featuring a world-premiere translation directed by associate professor in the theatre and film studies department Marla Carlson: A down-on-his-luck lawyer sets off an endless chain of deceit that backfires on him. A young husband turns a messy accident to his advantage. A foolish man attempts to sell a sack of peas, hampered by the worst memory…
Wed, 02/27/2019 - 11:06am
The UGA dance department’s CORE Contemporary and Aerial Dance will present its annual season performance Feb. 28 through March 2 at 8 p.m. at the New Dance Theatre in the dance building. The company will premiere Mutual Resonance, an aerial, contemporary dance and multimedia performance: The 40-minute, nonstop program consists of 13 aerial and dance vignettes that abstract, symbolize or portray a variety of relationships and interactions…
Fri, 02/22/2019 - 9:28am
The University of Georgia Opera Theatre, along with esteemed guest artists, take on the beloved opera Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti at the Fine Arts Theatre. The opera is set to run February 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 24 at 3 p.m.  Don Pasquale epitomizes Italian opera buffa, so audiences should come prepared to have a good laugh: This production will be unique because it is set in the 1950s and not in the original time…
Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:34am
UGA Theatre presents “In the Blood” by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by guest artist Martin Damien Wilkins. Performances will be held February 15-16 and 19-23 at 8 p.m. and February 17 & 24 at 2:30 p.m in the Cellar Theatre in UGA’s historic Fine Arts Building: Originally published in 1999, playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ “In the Blood” is a modern reimagining of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” that transposes its own version of Hester…
Wed, 12/19/2018 - 10:38am
Wonderful video spotlighting Sahada Buckley, a violin performance and music theory major in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music who is developing her skills as a classical musician while also becoming a part of our beloved local music scene.
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 9:50am
The department of dance steps into the Spotlight beginning tonight with its 2018 Senior Exit and YCL Emerging Choreographers Concert at 8 p.m. in the New Dance Theatre, located in the Dance Building on Sanford Drive: The Senior Exit Dance Concert is a compilation of knowledge and artistic decisions that each dance major has discovered for themselves in the last four years. From various music and styles of dance, the show encompasses a spectrum…
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 11:58am
Hugh Hodgson School of Music DMA student Gonzalo Arias Contreras won the silver medal at the Florida Guitar Festival and Competition held annually in Tallahassee, Florida in October. Contreras is a student of Daniel Bolshoy, who also performing a solo recital and taught a masterclass at the festival. The Florida Guitar Festival and Competition is a performance competition where musicians from all over the world come to compete in three rounds.…
Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:34am
The art of singing as it flourished in Italy from the mid-1700s through the first decades of the 19th century will be on grand display beginning tonight when the Hodgson School of Music and UGA Opera Theatre present a Gala concert of highlights from ten different operas by the greatest composers of Bel Canto era music, including Donizetti, Rossini, and Bellini: The era of Bel Canto, which translates to “Beautiful Singing,” was a style of singing…
Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:09am
Associate professor Amy Pollard picked up a bassoon in middle school after playing the flute for a few years, intrigued with the instrument that developed into a passion she now instills with students and audiences alike: According to Pollard, the instrument truly is diverse—able to blend with woodwinds, play alongside percussion parts or stand on its own as a solo instrument.  “I think it has a really fascinating sound,” said Pollard. “The…
Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:31am
Tonight, Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty members will perform a chamber music concert with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra violinist Kenn Wagner at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall at the UGA Performing Arts Center. The concert program will feature works by Haydn, Bridge, and Schumann.  Kenn Wagner is a first violinist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 1995 and serves as a faculty member at Kennesaw State University and Morehouse College.…
Wed, 07/25/2018 - 2:39pm
Hugh Hodgson School of Music Thursday Scholarship Series and Create Your Own Season subscriptions are available for purchase and renewal now through Friday, July 27th: Whether you are a long-time patron, or a newcomer to our concert halls, we hope you will join us for what promises to be an outstanding year of classical favorites and exciting contemporary works. From Beethoven to Big Band, our talented students and faculty will inspire. While…
Tags: Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Scholarship, Tickets, Students, Performance, Faculty, Thursday Scholarship Series
Thu, 04/26/2018 - 11:48am
Extraordinary new research on stem cells in our muscles that affects people at every age: Muscle aches and pains, whether from stretching, strenuous exercise or just normal wear and tear, can put a crimp in your day, a limp in your step and be an actual pain in the neck. But no matter the severity, stem cells in the skeletal muscles called satellite cells play a key role in repairing the damage. Without a proper function of satellite cells, as…
Tags: Department of Psychology and Center for Family Research
Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:37am
I didn’t see at first glance.” The Hodgson Wind Ensemble is transformed into a jazz “big band” for Riffs!by composer Jeff Tyzik. The piece includes a jazz drumming solo, featuring percussionist Timothy Adams, the Mildred Goodrum Heyward Professor of Music. Throughout the piece, the performers will take the audience on a journey of swing styles and an Afro-Cuban groove. An exciting finale for a stellar Thursday Scholarship Series season. Our…
Tags: Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Music
Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:30pm
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…
Tags: Lamar Dodd School of Art, Ecology Annex, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Environmental Design Studios
Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:26am
Professor of geography Hilda Kurtz has a strong belief in educational equity and diversity, as well as a great ability to tap into students’ curiosity in the classroom: My responsibilities include research, teaching and service. My research concerns alternative food politics, and more recently, organic certification. I currently teach courses in human geography at the introductory, upper-division and graduate levels. In addition to introductory…
Tags: Dawson Hall, performance, Four Towers Building, indigenous culture, Fair, meeting
Thu, 03/15/2018 - 2:03pm
Beginning Tuesday March 20, UGA Theatre presents “BFE” by Julia Cho, directed by professor Farley Richmond: Panny is an ordinary 14-year-old Korean American girl living in a typical suburb, but not everything is as idyllic as it first appears. Her low self esteem is exacerbated when her agoraphobic mother offers plastic surgery to soften her Asian features as a birthday present. Panny’s world constricts around itself, tightening with each…
Tags: buildings, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, cosmology