Arts Society & Culture

UGA Holiday Concert returns to Hodgson Concert Hall

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Hundreds of student musicians from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music perform together in UGA's annual Holiday Concert.

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Holiday Concert, an annual Athens tradition, returns to Hodgson Hall for two special performances Dec. 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert brings together hundreds of student musicians from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music for an evening of seasonal selections by the UGA Symphony Orchestra, British Brass Band, Jazz Band and choirs.

“These concerts are one of the events that usher in the holiday season here in Athens,” said Dale Monson, Hodgson School director. “They occupy a special place in our hearts and in university life.”

The 2014 Holiday Concert is sponsored by Sylvia Harley Arant and Dolly and Bill Barstow.

Tickets for the program, part of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s 2nd Thursday Scholarship Concert Series, are $25 for the general public and $5 for students. For tickets, call the UGA Performing Arts Center box office at 706-542-4400 or see www.uga.edu/pac.

Established in 1980, the 2nd Thursday Scholarship Series offers showcase performances by UGA students and faculty the second Thursday of each month throughout the academic year. Proceeds from individual ticket sales and season subscriptions help fund yearlong academic scholarships and assistantships for students and present donors the opportunity to sponsor individual students of the music school at several levels of giving.

After the winter break, the series continues Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Hall as professor Evgeny Rivkin brings his touch to the Hodgson School’s new Steinway grand piano.

For more information on the 2nd Thursday series or the school of music, see www.music.uga.edu.