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Mon, 11/15/2021 - 11:06am
The Hugh Hodgson School of Music Thursday Scholarship Series concert features the Jazz Ensemble and Glee Clubs in Hodgson Hall on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is part of the Spotlight on the Arts Festival. The program opens with Jazz Ensemble I Big Band, which is Hodgson School’s advanced Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dave D’Angelo, Lecturer of Jazz. This group plays at a variety of events, both on and off campus, and is a key component of…
Tue, 11/02/2021 - 3:14pm
UGA Theatre presents “Rent,” with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, directed by Brandon LaReau, part of the University of Georgia’s Spotlight on the Arts festival. Performances will be held in the Fine Arts Theatre Nov. 4-5 and 10-13 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 14 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 or $12 for students, and can be purchased at ugatheatre.com, by phone at 706-542-4400 or in person at the Performing Arts Center. Larson’s Pulitzer Prize-…
Thu, 10/21/2021 - 11:47am
Join the student musicians of the Hodgson School on Thursday, October 21 for UGA Wind Ensemble’s second concert of the year in Hodgson Concert Hall. Led by Dr. Jaclyn Hartenberger, Interim Director of Bands, this program begins with Richard Strauss’s Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare, followed by the wind band classic Suite No. 1 in E-flat Major by Gustav Holst. Resident pianist Anatoly Sheludyakov performs as guest soloist on Igor Stravinsky’s…
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 4:03pm
UGA’s theatre program brought Caroline Caden to UGA. The senior from Marietta has performed, directed and stage managed productions from cabarets to “Young Frankenstein.” Caden, who has designed lights and worked on publicity for shows, performed in “Young Frankenstein” and “The Tall Girls” with UGA Theatre and in ABBAret cabaret, “Homecoming: A cabaret,” “Broadway Backwards” cabaret and “Homegrown” cabaret with Next Act, shares some details of…
Thu, 06/10/2021 - 2:09pm
UGA Theatre presents what “portends” to be a fun evening of spirits, goblins, kings, queens, “lunatics, lovers and poets” — A Midsummer Night's Dream set in the pristine and historic UGA Founder's Garden that evokes the spirit of Shakespeare’s Stratford and the forest of Arden. The play is set in Shakespeare’s classical Athens, a choice that proves to be a most fortuitous location for this production. Directed by Ray Paolino. One performance…
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 3:31pm
UGA Theatre presents The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines by Don Nigro, April 19-21, via livestream: A metaphysical and metatheatrical romp of rebellion and reimagined classics. Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines explores the lived experiences of two of Shakespeare's famous female characters and two actresses who have embodied them onstage. This humorous and intimate testimony reveals what Shakespeare left out of his immortal text and why…
Wed, 02/17/2021 - 1:26pm
The musical work "More than words..." for saxophone octet, piano, bass, and spoken word by UGA graduate composition student Kevin Day was commissioned by Connie Frigo, associate professor of saxophone in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, and the UGA Saxophone Studio in the fall 2019. With more than 100 performances of his music taking place in the past two years, Day is a rapidly rising star who is currently writing more than 20 music…
Sat, 10/17/2020 - 10:00am
On the eighth floor of Creswell Residential Hall in October 1970, Nawanna Lewis had an idea that would add to the University of Georgia’s cultural fabric over the next 50 years. On October 18, 1970 Pastor Nawanna Lewis Miller (’73) became the Founding Director of Pamoja Organizations. Pamoja is Swahili for “together” or “one.” On Oct. 18, 2020 at 6 p.m Pastor Nawanna Lewis Miller and Gregory S. Broughton, Associate Professor of Voice, present a…
Mon, 03/02/2020 - 10:48am
Ama Oforiwaa Aduonum, Professor of Ethnomusicology at Illinois State University brings to UGA the intersection of scholarship and performance that embodies the discipline of Ethnomusicology. Her body of work straddles indigenous, historic, contemporary, continental and diasporic Africa. Aduonum’s signature presentation, also the African Studies Institute Spring Lecture on March 3 at 3:30 p.m. in Ramsey Hall in the Performing Arts Center, is her…
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:23am
Vanity Fair, Kate Hamill’s adaptation of the 1848 William Makepeace Thackeray novel, directed by David Saltz, takes the Cellar Theatre stage of the Fine Arts Building Feb. 25-29 at 8 p.m., and March 1 at 2:30 p.m.: In Vanity Fair, two women—one born into privilege, another from the streets—attempt to navigate a society that punishes them for every misstep. Clever Becky Sharp is not afraid to break the rules; soft-hearted Amelia Sedley is too…
Tue, 11/05/2019 - 11:17am
Beginning this Friday, November 8, the first-of-its-kind endeavor, By Our Hands – a cross-institutional theatrical experience between Spelman College, the University of Georgia, librarians, archivists, students, professionals, incarcerated individuals, and community partners – takes the Fine Arts theatre stage. The Georgia Incarceration Performance Project incorporates scenes directly from Georgia history to negotiate our relationship with…
Fri, 10/04/2019 - 1:18pm
Cue the dragons, demons, and orcs as UGA Theatre presents Qui Nguyen’s “She Kills Monsters,” directed by T. Anthony Marotta, October 3–5, 8–11 at 8 p.m. and October 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Cellar Theatre of the Fine Arts Building: the core of the story centers on high school teacher Agnes and her quest to find a meaningful connection with her recently-deceased sister Tilly. After a car accident claims the of lives of her family, Agnes dives…
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 8:53am
Hannah Fordham, a third-year student from Statesboro, came to the University of Georgia expecting to major in engineering. But the high school percussionist missed missed performing so she added a theater major, started taking acting classes and then discovered set design—where her passion for the arts could draw on her engineering skills: “Engineering helps me think about things from a practical standpoint,” she said. “Set designers will have…
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 1:50pm
During Julia Turpin’s freshman year, she participated in the University of Georgia’s Theatre in London study abroad program. This is where she first learned about performing arts medicine, a practice that emerged in the late 20th century. Much like sports medicine, the medical professionals who practice performing arts medicine are artists themselves and therefore more familiar with the types of injuries that artists sustain. “Julia represents…
Wed, 05/29/2019 - 11:11am
2019 Josiah Meigs Teaching Professor George Contini is a creative inspiration to the students engaged in performance at all levels, exemplifying the scholarship of artistic training and the pursuit of excellence that sends so many on to professional careers on stage and screen: “Whether I am working with undergrads on fundamental technique or graduates on advanced theory, I consider each student encounter a creative collaboration,” Contini said…
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:18am
In March 2019, University of Georgia graduate student Dilon Bryan won the Pro-Mozart Society of Atlanta Music Scholarship Competition to study at the University of Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, becoming only the second horn player to win a competition usually dominated by pianists and vocalists. A graduate teaching assistant and master’s student in horn performance in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Bryan joins his UGA colleague as the…
Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:00am
“It’s pronounced ‘Fronkensteen.’ ” Is it? Find out beginning tonight as UGA Theatre presents its final production of the 2018-2019 season: Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan.  The production is directed by professor George Contini and co-directed by alumnus John Terry. Performances will take place April 5-6 and 10-13 at 8 p.m. and April 7 and 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre at 255 Baldwin St. Tickets are $16 or $12 for…
Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:00am
The department of dance presents REPERTORY Movement Refracted, the 2019 spring dance concert, April 4-6 at 8 p.m. and April 6 at 2 p.m. in the New Dance Theatre, located in the Dance Building, between Soule and Green streets (off Sanford Drive) on UGA’s South Campus in Athens. REPERTORY Movement Refracted offers an array of movement and choreographic styles. Based in the essential qualities of human movement and the range of human emotions, this…
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 10:16am
The UGA Symphony Orchestra will be performing an extraordinary concert tonight, Tuesday, April 2nd, at 7:30 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall. Directed by Mark Cedel, the orchestra will be performing pieces by Robert Schumann, George Walker, and Richard Strauss. Guest faculty artist Josh Bynum will be featured on Walker's "Concerto for Trombone and Strings." The UGASO will also be performing the world premiere of a piece entitled "Synapse"…
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 4:15pm
Beginning March 19, UGA Theatre presents Peas, Patelin and Purgation: Three Farcical Arts of the Deal, featuring a world-premiere translation directed by associate professor in the theatre and film studies department Marla Carlson: A down-on-his-luck lawyer sets off an endless chain of deceit that backfires on him. A young husband turns a messy accident to his advantage. A foolish man attempts to sell a sack of peas, hampered by the worst memory…
Wed, 02/27/2019 - 11:06am
The UGA dance department’s CORE Contemporary and Aerial Dance will present its annual season performance Feb. 28 through March 2 at 8 p.m. at the New Dance Theatre in the dance building. The company will premiere Mutual Resonance, an aerial, contemporary dance and multimedia performance: The 40-minute, nonstop program consists of 13 aerial and dance vignettes that abstract, symbolize or portray a variety of relationships and interactions…
Fri, 02/22/2019 - 9:28am
The University of Georgia Opera Theatre, along with esteemed guest artists, take on the beloved opera Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti at the Fine Arts Theatre. The opera is set to run February 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 24 at 3 p.m.  Don Pasquale epitomizes Italian opera buffa, so audiences should come prepared to have a good laugh: This production will be unique because it is set in the 1950s and not in the original time…
Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:34am
UGA Theatre presents “In the Blood” by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by guest artist Martin Damien Wilkins. Performances will be held February 15-16 and 19-23 at 8 p.m. and February 17 & 24 at 2:30 p.m in the Cellar Theatre in UGA’s historic Fine Arts Building: Originally published in 1999, playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ “In the Blood” is a modern reimagining of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” that transposes its own version of Hester…
Wed, 12/19/2018 - 10:38am
Wonderful video spotlighting Sahada Buckley, a violin performance and music theory major in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music who is developing her skills as a classical musician while also becoming a part of our beloved local music scene.
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 9:50am
The department of dance steps into the Spotlight beginning tonight with its 2018 Senior Exit and YCL Emerging Choreographers Concert at 8 p.m. in the New Dance Theatre, located in the Dance Building on Sanford Drive: The Senior Exit Dance Concert is a compilation of knowledge and artistic decisions that each dance major has discovered for themselves in the last four years. From various music and styles of dance, the show encompasses a spectrum…

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