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Tubist David Zerkel to perform in faculty series

David Zerkel, Hugh Hodgson School of Music professor of tuba and euphonium, will give the latest recital in the Hodgson Faculty Series Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the performance, which takes place in Ramsey Concert Hall, are $10, $5 for UGA students with ID.

The program features “Three Reflections” by James Woodward; David Gillingham’s “Jabberwocky”; “Reflections on the Mississippi” by Michael Daugherty; Anthony Plog’s “Nocturne”; and the Halsey Stevens tuba sonatina.

“I’ve performed and recorded works by each of these composers before, but this is the first time I’ve played these particular pieces,” Zerkel said. “Part of the reason I chose this music is because it is so challenging. Just as in any other discipline, the goal of staying at, or at least near, the cutting edge requires continuous improvement and challenging self-perceived boundaries.”

Zerkel will be joined onstage by Anatoly Sheludyakov, faculty pianist at the Hodgson School. Sheludyakov, a native of Moscow, has earned numerous accolades throughout his career, including first prize in the 1977 Russian National Piano Competition.

“Playing with Anatoly is great, because every time we work together I learn something new about the music, how it’s played and myself as a musician,” Zerkel said. “He’s a true collaborator.”

The next concert in the Hodgson Faculty Series will feature double bass professor Milton Masciadri on Nov. 20.