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2nd Thursday concert series to close with ‘Romantic and Élégiaque’

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s 2nd Thursday Scholarship Concert series will close its 2013 season with “Romantic and Élégiaque: Chamber Music for Strings and Piano” April 11 at 8 p.m. in the Hodgson Concert Hall.

Tickets, which are $18 ($5 for UGA students), are available at the Performing Arts Center box office, by calling 706-542-4400 or online at

The concert, which features university faculty, will showcase seminal late-romantic chamber music compositions by Johannes Brahms and Anton Arensky as well as Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor.

“This will be a very intimate evening involving some of the finest literature that exists for piano and strings,” said David Starkweather, a cello professor in the music school since 1983. “There’s a preponderance of minor melancholy modes in this program and that makes for gorgeous, introspective melodies.”

In addition to Starkweather, “Romantic and Élégiaque” features fellow faculty members Levon Ambartsumian on violin and Evgeny Rivkin on piano.