Hodgson School of Music ensembles and solo performers offer a strong week of concert opportunities for the campus community, beginning tonight with the ARCO Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall:
The opening program is the Concerto in D minor for Two Violins and Orchestra by Bach. It will be performed by Regents Professor Levon Ambartsumian, who also is Franklin Professor of Violin and artistic director of the ARCO Chamber Orchestra. Ambartsumian will be joined on the piece by Sinisa Ciric, UGA alumnus and Savannah Philharmonic concertmaster.
The second piece of the program is Cras Ignotum (Unknown Tomorrow), the violin concerto written for strings, piano and percussion by Podgaits, a world-renowned Russian composer. It is a single-movement work that depicts a meditation on the story of human life with its dramatic conflicts and moments of hope, happiness, inevitability and hopelessness. Featured artists are Ambartsumian (violin solo), Anatoly Sheludyakov (piano) and Denis Petrunin (percussion). Jaclyn Hartenberger will join as a guest conductor.
On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the Faculty Artist Series features Associate Professor of Trumpet Brandon Craswell will perform a program entitled "Songs for My Daughter" at 7:30 in Ramsey Concert Hall.
Then on Thursday, Oct. 10, the Faculty Concert features Michael Heald, violin:
Professor Heald will be joined by Ksenia Kurenysheva, an outstanding doctoral student at the HHSOM for a concert in Ramsey Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10th.
They will perform a range of works from the Romantic era, starting with Beethoven's vivacious eighth Violin Sonata, and ending with a glorious early work of Richard Strauss, his Violin Sonata Op.18. In between will be Schubert's Rondo Brillant in b minor.
This concert is presented admission-free.
See you at the Hugh.