The UGA Symphony Orchestra closes out the month of March with its penultimate concert of the 2016-2017 season. Tickets are available at pac.uga.edu.
Hugh Hodgson School of Music
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.
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.
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.
Saxophone Masterclass featuring Dr. Jan Baker, professor at Georgia State University and co-director of Atlanta-based contemporary music ensemble Bent Frequency
5pm - 6:30pm, Edge Hall, HHSOM
Percussion Masterclass featuring guest artists Professor Allen Otte, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and Dr. John Lane, Sam Houston State University (TX)
9am - 10:30am
Percussion Suite, 1st floor HHSOM
The UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s internationally-renowned Regents Professor and Franklin Professor of Violin, Levon Ambartsumian, will perform several brilliant works for violin. $12; $6 with UGA student ID; For more information, visit: http://music.uga.edu/
Faculty Concert featuring Michael Heald, violin, and guest artist Timothy Lovelace, head of collaborative piano at the University of Minnesota.
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
The UGA Symphony Orchestra will accompany winners of the annual Concerto Competition. Some of the best musicians at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music will take center stage, backed by the UGASO, and display their prowess across a spectrum of musical styles. $12; $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/