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Hodgson School of Music to host UGA International Chamber Music Festival

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music hosts guest artists from the Southeast, South America and Europe for a three-day chamber music event Aug. 29-31 in the UGA Performing Arts Center.

The UGA International Chamber Music Festival will include three performances in Ramsey Concert Hall at 8 p.m. each day of the festival, featuring international guest artists playing alongside Hodgson School faculty members.

Directed by Milton Masciadri, professor of double bass at the Hodgson School and a UNESCO Artist for Peace, the festival’s concert programs include a variety of works from traditional masters such as Schubert, Brahms and Beethoven as well as composers from Latin America.

The programs change each night, with UGA faculty members rotating in and out to play with the guest artists.

In addition to Masciadri, faculty performers include Michael Heald, violin; D. Ray McClellan, clarinet; Maggie Snyder, viola; David Starkweather, cello; and Liza Stepanova, piano.

Guest artists Claudio Cruz, Ana Flavia Frazao, Sergio Gallo, Markus Placci and Arthur Ross form the core of the festival, performing each night.

Tickets to the festival’s concerts are $20 each (free for UGA students) or $45 for all three concerts. Tickets are available at or the Performing Arts Center box office.