Hodgson String Quartet to give inaugural concert

Hodgson String Quartet to give inaugural concert

Athens, Ga. – The Hodgson String Quartet will play its inaugural concert at 6 p.m. on Nov. 30 in Ramsey Concert Hall at the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center. The quartet, consisting of graduate students from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will play selections by Mozart, Shostakovich and Schubert. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Formed in spring 2009, the quartet serves as a representative, ambassadorial ensemble for the music school, reflecting the quality of its student and faculty performers. The intent of the quartet is to provide a featured performing ensemble for music students at UGA, in service of honoring the legacy of Hugh Hodgson.

“The Hodgson String Quartet is a living tribute to Hugh Hodgson that embodies our mission of teaching, creative activity and service,” said Dale Monson, director of the music school. “Whether featured at special events or treating our campus community to recitals, the quartet shows university students and faculty at their highest level.”

The Hodgson String Quartet is currently comprised of Jikyung Moon and Rafael Ferronato, violins; Ulisses Silva, viola; David Peyton, cello and coached by David Starkweather, professor of music. The permanent quartet is generously supported by private contributions to the music school.