The UGA Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9” with the UGA Hodgson Singers, University Chorus, and UGA Glee Clubs on April 27, 2023. (credit: Easel Images)

UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music announces 2023-24 season of ticketed performances

EarRelevant Staff | 10 AUG 2023

Athens, GA— The Hugh Hodgson School of Music (HHSOM) at the University of Georgia is offering a complete season of 26 ticketed live concerts and performances during the upcoming academic year. This return to a full calendar of events, following several years of pandemic adaptations, invites students and local audiences to experience a diverse offering of events, including ensembles like the UGA Symphony Orchestra, UGA Wind Ensemble, UGA Hodgson Singers, UGA Opera Theatre, and Faculty Artist concerts.

Featured composers range from the classical, such as Sergei Prokofiev, Anton Bruckner, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky, to the more contemporary, including George Gershwin, Ingolf Dahl, and John Williams; to living composers, such as Karen Khanagov, Julie Giroux, and recent UGA graduate Jackson Riffle. The UGA Opera Theatre will explore some familiar repertoire in unexpected ways. UGA faculty performances will include performances in piano, trombone, viola, double bass, and a new Faculty Jazz Ensemble.

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Audiences can also expect the return of the HHSOM’s most popular concerts. The Annual Holiday Concert, an Athens tradition, will feature a collection of the program’s large and small ensembles covering traditional and new songs for the season. The year of performances will conclude with a combined concert featuring over 300 student musicians, including the UGA Symphony Orchestra, UGA Hodgson Singers, University Chorus, UGA Glee Clubs, and featured soloists.

Here is a chronological list of the ticketed season of events:

UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music Ticketed 2023-24 Season

  • Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 7:30 PM
    Evgeny Rivkin, piano
  • Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 7:30 PM
    “The Power of Prokofiev”
    UGA Symphony Orchestra
    Guest: UGA faculty David Starkweather, cello
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 7:30 PM
    “A World of Blue”
    UGA Wind Ensemble
  • Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 7:30 PM
    “Piano Extravaganza with Five Pianos”
  • Monday, October 16, 2023 at 7:30 PM
    Milton Masciadri, double bass
  • Friday, October 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM
    “For the Living – Music of Consolation and Resolve”
    University Chorus and Hodgson Singers
  • Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 7:30 PM
    “(N.) Williams Conducts (J.) Williams”
    UGA Wind Ensemble performs John Williams
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 7:30 PM
    “From Baroque to Our Days” – ARCO Chamber Orchestra
  • Friday, November 3, 2023 at 7:30 PM
    Faculty Jazz Ensemble: “Birth of the Cool” by Miles Davis, arranged by Gil Evans.
  • Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7:30 PM and
    Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 3 PM

    “Mythos & Machinations: An Evening of Fine Opera”
    UGA Opera Theatre
  • Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 7:30 PM
    “Quiet City”
    UGA Wind Ensemble
  • Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 7:30 PM and
    Friday, December 1, 2023 at 7:30 PM

    “Annual Holiday Concert”
    The UGA School of Music Holiday Concert, featuring some UGA’s strongest ensembles.
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 7:30 PM
    Anatoly Sheludyakov, piano
  • Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 7:30 PM
    Concerto Competition Winners with UGA Symphony Orchestra
    (Winners announced in December)
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 7:30 PM
    Josh Bynum, trombone
  • Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 7:30 PM
    UGA Chamber Music Gala featuring student musician small ensembles.
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 7:30 PM
    “Deconstructed and Reimagined”
    UGA Wind Ensemble
  • Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 7:30 PM
    “Happy Birthday, Anton Bruckner”
    UGA Symphony Orchestra
  • Friday, March 14, 2024 at 7:30 PM
    “The Poet Sings”
    UGA Hodgson Singers
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 7:30 PM
    “Women’s Works for Viola: Past Present and Future”
    Maggie Snyder, viola
  • Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 7:30 PM and
    Friday, March 22, 2024 at 7:30 PM

    “The Tragedy of Carmen”
    UGA Opera Theatre (rights pending)
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 7:30 PM
    “Women’s Works for Viola: Past Present and Future”
    Maggie Snyder, viola
  • Monday, March 25 at 7:30 PM
    “Mostly Romantic”
    ARCO Chamber Orchestra
  • Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 PM
    “Ingolf Dahl: Sinfonietta”
    UGA Wind Ensemble
  • Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 PM
    “An Evening of French Masterpieces”
    UGA Symphony Orchestra
  • Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 PM
    “Remixes and Mashups”
    UGA Wind Ensemble with guest bands
  • Friday, April 26 at 7:30 PM
    “Dona Nobis Pacem”
    UGA Symphony Orchestra, UGA Hodgson Singers, University Chorus, UGA Glee Clubs
    This program will feature over 300 UGA student musicians.

All events will take place at the UGA Performing Arts Center, 230 River Road, Athens, GA 30606. Tickets can be purchased individually, by series, or with the new “pick twelve” or “pick six” options by visiting, by phone at 706-542-4400, or in person during business hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UGA PAC box office.


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