March’s Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series recital spotlights Joshua Bynum, associate professor of trombone. Bynum is a highly sought after performer and educator who performs regularly with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and is on faculty of international music festivals such as the Festival of Vale Veneto and the Music of the Spheres Festival. Tickets are $12. For more information, visit music.uga.edu.
The School of Music’s faculty and students collaborate to celebrate women in music in this bonus Thursday Scholarship Series performance in honor of National Women’s History Month.The Thursday Scholarship Series began in 1980 and, as the flagship concert series at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, continues the tradition of “Music Appreciation Programs” started by Hugh Hodgson himself in the 1930s. Proceeds from contributions and ticket sales to these concerts are among the primary means through which School of Music scholarship funds are raised each year.
Known for innovative and exciting programs, Jaclyn Hartenberger, conductor, associate director of bands and assistant professor of music, presents her first Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series recital with the help of several chamber ensembles. Hartenberger performs globally, from South America to the Czech Republic, as an in-demand conductor. $12, $6 (student/child)
The first Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series recital of 2017-2018 showcases Elizabeth Knight, lecturer in voice, in Ramsey Concert Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m.
Knight’s recital, titled “I Make My Magic,” her first ever in the faculty series, examines treatments of female life and love in songs from various times, styles and composers. Knight will be accompanied by pianist Richard Seiler, professor of piano at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a former colleague of Knight’s.
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Enjoy the kick-off of the 2017-2018 Thursday Scholarship Series with the UGA Symphony Orchestra.
The Thursday Scholarship Series began in 1980 and, as the flagship concert series at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, continues the tradition of “Music Appreciation Programs” started by Hugh Hodgson himself in the 1930s. Proceeds from contributions and ticket sales to these concerts are among the primary means through which School of Music scholarship funds are raised each year.
$20, $6 (student/child)
The final concert in the 2016-2017 Thursday Scholarship Series brings together some of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s best instrumentalists—including faculty and students—to perform three concertos. The ARCO Chamber Orchestra and a graduate student wind ensemble will provide a lively backdrop for five faculty soloists to create the musical fireworks that will close out the concert series’ season. Tickets are $20; $6 with a UGA student ID. For more information, visit: http://music.uga.edu/
The UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s Reid Messich, an assistant professor of oboe, will conclude the Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series. Messich has played in numerous orchestras across the country and toured all over the world, and he brings that experience to bear in a wonderful finale to the Faculty Series. Tickets are $12; $6 with UGA student ID.
February's Thursday Scholarhip Series event will ask its audience, "what do two dozen hands on 440 piano keys playing a million notes sound like?" The 2017 Piano Extravaganza, held in Hodgson Concert Hall on February 9 at 7:30 p.m., showcases the piano area and its beautiful Steinways with a wide array of music, faculty-led talks on the history of the instrument, a behind-the-scenes look at our piano selection process, and a special opportunity for an audience member to become a one-note soloist.
Evgeny Rivkin, professor of piano, will perform a solo recital of works from Chopin and several other iconic composers. Rivkin, who has mentored countless musicians in his 21 years at UGA and performed across the globe, will lend his deft touch to these classic pieces in an unforgettable performance.
$20; $6 with a UGA student ID
One of Athens’ grandest holiday traditions returns: the UGA Holiday Concerts. The spirit of the holidays will rise to the rafters when the finest musicians at the School of Music take to the stage each night, singing and playing the music of fellowship, joy and love. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit: http://music.uga.edu/