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Symphony Orchestra Concerto Concert

The UGA Symphony Orchestra is one of, if not the, premier large ensembles in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Our student-comprised symphony orchestra, conducted by professor Mark Cedel, can stand with any university-level orchestra in the nation. And many beyond it.

This week, the UGA SO will feature five soloists from the school of music, winners of the concerto competition in the Hodgson School:

Five of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s most talented young musicians will join the UGA Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, January 28 as soloists in the ensemble’s annual Concerto Concert. Tickets for the performance, which begins at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Hall, are $10/$5 for students and available via the UGA Performing Arts Center box office at 706/542-4400 or online at

“This will be one of the most exciting events in my 21-year history here at UGA,” said Mark Cedel, Director of Orchestral Activities. “The repertoire is fantastic, and makes for an extremely challenging—and rewarding—concert for the orchestra, soloists, and conductors.”

The students were selected after advancing through a rigorous competition process within the Hodgson School. The performance will feature flutist Amelia Dicks on Nielsen’s Flute Concerto (Mvmt. I); a performance of Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto (Mvmt. IV) with violinist Teresa Grynia; saxophonist Brandon Quarles on Tomasi’sSaxophone Concerto (Mvmts. I & II); pianist Yoonsook Song on Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (Mvmt. III); and a performance of Rapsodie on a Theme of Paganini by pianist Grace Tian.

Not to be missed - some of our very best student performers on stage. And when Cedel speaks so excitedly about a program, well, tickets!

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