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Faculty, graduate students to be featured in 2nd Thursday Concert

UGA faculty and graduate students in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will present the latest entry in the 2nd Thursday Scholarship Concert Series March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

The concert, “Chamber Music for Brass, Woodwinds, Stings and Piano,” will showcase small groups of university musicians in performances of intimate repertoire: an all-brass setting of Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Concertino, op. 94,” Francis Poulenc’s “Sextet for Piano and Winds” and Johannes Brahms’ “Piano Quartet in G minor.”

Tickets are $18, $5 for students, and are available through the UGA Performing Arts Center box office at 706-542-4400 or online at

“One of the greatest strengths of any school of music is its faculty, and the Hodgson School is no different,” said Dale Monson, director of the Hodgson School. “They define UGA’s stellar reputation.”

In addition to brass graduate students, the performance will feature faculty members Angela Jones-Reus, flute; Reid Messich, oboe; D. Ray McClellan, clarinet; Amy Pollard, bassoon; Jean Martin-Williams, horn; Philip Smith, trumpet; Brandon Craswell, trumpet; Joshua Bynum, trombone; David Zerkel, tuba; Michael Heald, violin; Maggie Snyder, viola; David Starkweather, cello; Damon Denton, piano; and Anatoly Sheludyakov, piano.

Established in 1980, the 2nd Thursday Scholarship Series offers showcase performances by UGA students and faculty each month throughout the academic year.

The 2nd Thursday series received its name because the performances originally fell on the second Thursday of the month.