The Hugh Hodgson School of Music has announced its 2006-2007 2nd Thursday Scholarship Series-a monthly concert series designed to raise scholarship funds-featuring the school’s top ensembles, faculty and guest artists.
The idea for the 2nd Thursday Scholarship Series began in 1928 when Hugh Hodgson brought his “Music Appreciation Hours” to the Chapel. Hodgson, the first music professor hired at UGA and the music school’s first director, originated the lecture-recital programs while he was teaching at the Lucy Cobb Institute. After coming to the university, he presented weekly lecture-performances for the next 32 years, during which he analyzed, discussed and demonstrated salient features of the music.
Through these Thursday evening programs Hodgson influenced the cultural lives of countless students, faculty and townspeople. In 1980, the concerts grew into the 2nd Thursday Concert Series, a showcase of the Hodgson School’s top ensembles and a primary fundraiser for scholarships. The name was changed to the 2nd Thursday Scholarship Series this year to reflect that purpose.
The series is offered at a subscription price of $40 and an individual ticket price of $15. All concerts are in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall in the UGA Performing Arts Center and start at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the box office before concerts or by phone at (706) 542-4400. Donations to the scholarship fund can be made at the box office as well.