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Hodgson Wind Ensemble to close Thursday Scholarship concert season

Posted 1 week 19 hours ago
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Rounding out this season’s Thursday Scholarship Series is UGA’s Hodgson Wind Ensemble, led by Cynthia Johnston Turner, director of bands and conducting area chair, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall:

Under the baton of Bradley Esau, a graduate conducting student, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble will begin with Punch!, a brass fanfare by Australian composer Katy Abbott.

The mainstay of the program is a suite by Adam Schoenberg titled Picture Studies, a 21st-century approach to Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

“The suite is made...

Thursday Scholarship Concert honors Women’s History Month

Posted 4 weeks 18 hours ago
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In celebration of Women’s History Month, the faculty, students and alumni of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music bring to the stage Woman to Woman, the next performance in the Thursday Scholarship Series, on Thursday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

“Women’s history will come alive in this concert,” says faculty member and harpist Monica Hargrave, who decided last year she wanted to present a concert during Women’s History Month that would showcase UGA faculty and students – performers and composers at a local and global level. “These women play a vital role in our...

UGA Theatre examines the Asian-American experience with BFE

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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Beginning Tuesday March 20, UGA Theatre presents “BFE” by Julia Cho, directed by professor Farley Richmond:

Panny is an ordinary 14-year-old Korean American girl living in a typical suburb, but not everything is as idyllic as it first appears. Her low self esteem is exacerbated when her agoraphobic mother offers plastic surgery to soften her Asian features as a birthday present. Panny’s world constricts around itself, tightening with each passing moment, her only solace coming from a Korean pen pal and a potential romance on the other end of a misdialed phone call. While Panny...

UGA Opera Theatre presents Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro

Posted 2 months 1 day ago
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UGA Opera Theatre will complete its trifecta of Mozart's three most famous operas created with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte in their production of Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) this weekend:

This energetic period production juxtaposes side-splitting comedy with biting social commentary, all illuminated through Mozart's ingenious score. It’s no surprise why Le nozze di Figaro is one of the most famous and beloved operas of all time.

Performances will take place in the UGA Fine Arts Theatre on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 at 8:00pm, and on February...

UGA Theatre presents DETROIT

Posted 2 months 1 week ago
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Directed by professor George Contini, UGA Theatre presents Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit, in which an all-American backyard barbeque turns into a menacing affair when mysterious new neighbors upend the lives of an average couple, beginning this weekend:

Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit examines the American state of mind – the obsessiveness of our deep ontological need to define who we are in terms of position, class, consumption, race, and gender roles. D’Amour’s characters all suffer from classic existential angst. They’ve lost sight of what it means to “be in the world” because the world has...

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