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Bassoonist Pollard to perform in faculty series recital Feb. 9

Amy Pollard (Credit: Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA)

Editors note: This event has been canceled.

Amy Pollard, an assistant professor of bassoon in UGA’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will present the latest recital in the Hodgson Faculty Series Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets to the performance, which will take place in Ramsey Concert Hall, are $10, $5 for students with a UGACard.

The recital, which also will feature resident accompanist Damon Denton on piano, is titled “Strange Interludes,” a name taken from James Lassen’s eponymous composition.

“I’ve wanted to perform Strange Interlude No. 3 for some time now,” Pollard said. “It combines a lot of interesting jazz rhythms and complex time signatures, things that people aren’t familiar with hearing on the bassoon.”

In addition to Strange Interlude, Pollard will perform an ambitious program of contemporary works bookended by more traditional compositions: Eugène Bozza’s Prélude et Divertissement; Philippe Hersant’s Niggun; Hexen (Witches) by Miguel del Aguila; and Franz Berwald’s Konzertstück, Op. 2.

The next, and final, concert in the 2014-2015 Hodgson Faculty Series will feature tenor Lawrence Bakst with pianist Kathryn Wright on March 18.