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/
Hugh Hodgson School of Music
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.
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.
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.
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.