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Viola player to give recital featuring music from impressionist movement

Violist Maggie Snyder

The Hodgson School of Music’s Faculty Recital Series continues Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall with Maggie Snyder, viola, accompanied by Damon Denton, piano. The program, entitled “Impressions,” features works from the impressionist movement in music by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.

Though very few works were written for viola by impressionist composers, Snyder will play pieces by Paul Hindemith, Rebecca Clarke and Georges Enescu that are considered part of the standard repertoire.

“Hindemith is known more for his avant-garde style; Clarke, an English woman with limited ­compositional output, and Enescu, a Romanian prodigy, were influenced by his native folk music,” said Snyder, an assistant professor who joined the faculty in 2010. “They all converge here, each bringing something different to the table, combining their own language to that of the French impressionist greats like Debussy and Ravel.”

Tickets for the concert are $10, $5 for UGA students, and available through the Performing Arts Center box office.