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Hugh Hodgson School of Music announces 2023-24 season of ticketed performances

Tickets for the Hugh Hodgson School of Music 2023-24 season are on sale now. (Submitted photo)

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia is offering a complete season of 26 ticketed live concerts and performances during the upcoming academic year.

This return to a full calendar of events, following several years of pandemic adaptations, is designed to invite students and local audiences alike to experience a diverse offering of events including ensembles like the UGA Symphony Orchestra, UGA Wind Ensemble, UGA Hodgson Singers, UGA Opera Theatre and Faculty Artist concerts.

In fact, the season kicks off with a Faculty Artist Recital presented by Evgeny Rivkin, professor of piano, on Sept. 7.

The composers featured range from the classical, such as Sergei Prokofiev, Anton Bruckner and Pyotr Tchaikovsky; to the more contemporary, including George Gershwin, Ingolf Dahl, and John Williams; to living composers such as Karen Khanagov, Julie Giroux and recent UGA graduate Jackson Riffle. The UGA Opera Theatre will explore some recognizable repertoire in unexpected ways. UGA faculty performances will include performances in piano, trombone, viola, double bass and a new Faculty Jazz Ensemble.

Audiences can also expect the return of the School of Music’s most popular concerts. The annual Holiday Concert, an Athens tradition, will feature a collection of the program’s large and small ensembles covering traditional and new songs for the season. The year of performances will conclude with a combined concert featuring more than 300 student musicians, including the UGA Symphony Orchestra, UGA Hodgson Singers, University Chorus, UGA Glee Clubs and featured soloists.

See a full list of events here.

All events will be at the UGA Performing Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased individually, by series or with the new “pick twelve” or “pick six” options by visiting, by phone at 706-542-4400 or in person during business hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UGA Performing Arts Center box office.