Hugh Hodgson School of Music

UGA Opera Theatre present "Don Giovanni"

Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Mozart's classic take on the Don Juan legend is UGA Opera Theatre's spring production in the Fine Arts Theatre, with three performances on February 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. and February 12 at 3 p.m.

Audiences will recognize many of the performers from recent performances with the UGA Symphony Orchestra, the Hodgson School’s Choral area and even the Theatre and Film Studies department, with which the lead of “Don Giovanni,” Isaiah Feken, performed as the titular Sweeney Todd last semester.

Joining the Hodgson School students are Maestro Hilary Griffiths as conductor of the UGA...

Thursday Scholarship Series concert: piano extravaganza

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
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Next week, the February edition of the Thursday Scholarship Series in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music presents an unusual opportunity to appreciate 25 pianists, at once:

Five piano faculty members, 20 piano students and 440 keys will fill the Hodgson Concert Hall stage when the Thursday Scholarship Series brings the Hugh Hodgson School of Music Piano Extravaganza to life on Thursday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m.

An historic assemblage of talent for the Hodgson School—Georgia’s first All-Steinway school—the Piano Extravaganza brings together the School’s entire piano department...

UGA Holiday Concerts on Dec. 1 and 2

Posted 3 months 4 weeks ago
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One of the great campus joys of the holiday season happens this week, when the UGA Symphony Orchestra (UGASO), Combined Choirs, British Brass Band and more—take to the stage for the annual UGA Holiday Concerts:

The concerts, part of the Hodgson School’s flagship Thursday Scholarship Series, open in grand fashion with the UGA Combined Choirs and UGASO performing holiday standards as well as works from Leroy Anderson, Gerald Finzi and Ralph Vaughan Williams. These performances will be among the largest the School stages throughout the year.

After intermission, the UGA British...

Thursday Scholarship Series with Mozart, Puccini

Posted 5 months 1 week ago
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The UGA Opera Theatre returns to Hodgson Concert Hall for the Thursday Scholarship Series, performing two one-act comic operas—Mozart's "The Impresario" and Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi"—in two performances on October 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. 

The Opera Theatre will combine with the UGA Symphony Orchestra to stage these opera masterpieces, semi-staged with English supertitles. This is the first time the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s opera ensemble has performed two operas for its major fall production.

“Being able to bring these delightful masterpieces to our students and...

Anonymous donor's generosity changes lives

Posted 6 months 3 weeks ago
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The power of giving can reach profound depths in at least two directions: transformative impacts on the lives changed as a result of the gifts, and the generous heart that motivates the donor. Both are exemplified in the longterm philanthropy to the University of Georgia and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music by Cora Nunnally Miller:

Miller anonymously gave more than $33 million to the University of Georgia Foundation throughout her lifetime and granted permission for the university to share her name only after her death. Her last gift, a bequest of $17 million made at her passing in...

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