Arts & Humanities

Hodgson Wind Ensemble closes season with concert

David Zerkel is the featured soloist on Viet Cuong’s new Concerto for Tuba during the Hodgson Wind Ensemble’s next concert.

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble will close its 2018-2019 season with an eclectic concert April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall that features European flair.  

Dionysiaques opens the program. Cynthia Johnston Turner, director of bands, said the influences of French impressionism are obvious, but are soon “abandoned in favor of festivity, brimming with rhythmic vitality and a relentless insistence on partying all the way to the very edge of control, and perhaps a bit beyond.”  

The evening also includes the SEC premiere of recent UGA graduate Ben Robichaux. His dissertation composition, As the Lights Go Out, explores journeys of the brain in an innovative work for wind ensemble and electronics. David Zerkel is the featured soloist on Viet Cuong’s new Concerto for Tuba.

Tim Reynish, a faculty member at the Royal Northern College of Music, is a leading conductor of wind bands throughout the world.  He leads a performance of Adam Gorb’s Bohemian Revelry, a “tribute to the verve and vigor of the music of the people of the Czech Republic,” and a celebration of artistic and social freedom, “allowing for a party atmosphere whenever and wherever possible.”

Tickets are $6-$12 and are available online at, in person at the Performing Arts Center box office  or by phone at 706-542-4400.  

Live streaming is available for those unable to attend at