Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center will present trumpeter Caleb Hudson, a rising young star on the classical music scene, in recital Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall. He will also join the UGA Wind Ensemble in concert on Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. as guest trumpet player.
Hudson graduated from the Juilliard School in 2012 with a master of music degree, and in 2013 he became the youngest member of the world-famous Canadian Brass. A Lexington, Ky. native, he is an active performer in New York City where he made his solo debut with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in Alice Tully Hall. In 2010, he performed in the New York premiere of John Adams’s “City Noir” at Carnegie Hall.
Hudson has received multiple first prizes in the National Trumpet Competition, in the solo division in 2001 and 2004, and as a member of the Juilliard Trumpet Ensemble in 2009 and 2010. He has performed with the New York City Ballet, New World Symphony, Symphony in C, New York Trumpet Ensemble and the American Brass Quintet. An avid baroque musician, Caleb also performs with notable period ensembles including Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists, the American Classical Orchestra and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra.
For his Ramsey Hall recital, Hudson will be accompanied by pianist Stephanie Wu, a Juilliard School graduate who teaches at the Geneva School of Manhattan’s Conservatory of Music. The recital will be recorded for broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today, heard by over 1.3 million listeners across the country.
Hudson’s Nov. 10 appearance with the UGA Wind Ensemble is part of a concert titled “The Toll of War, The Cost of Freedom.” Hudson will perform of Jules Levy’s “Grand Russian Fantasia.”
Tickets for the Nov. 11 recital are $28 and are free to UGA students with valid ID card. Tickets for the UGA Wind Ensemble Concert are $10, $5 for UGA students.
Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling the box office at 706-542-4400 or toll free at 888-289-8497.
The Ramsey Concert Hall series is underwritten by Lars Ljungdahl in memory of Despy Karlas. The performance underwriters are Donald R. and Jo Anne Lowe in memory of Fred Mills.
Hudson’s recital is part of the Spotlight on the Arts at UGA, a nine-day celebration of the arts. For more information, see arts.uga.edu.