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PAC Launches “Saturday Morning Club”

The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center has created a new family concert series called the Saturday Morning Club. Designed for children ages 4-12, the series will feature performers from UGA's Hugh Hodgson School of Music and will give young audiences an inside look at what it takes to make music. "These fun concerts will be a great activity for the whole family to share," said George C. Foreman, director of the Performing Arts Center. "And I encourage parents and grandparents to come with their children." The Saturday Morning Club kicks off Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. with the UGA Wind Symphony. After the concert, there will be refreshments and an interactive Instrument Petting Zoo. Oct. 26 is a bye week for the UGA football team. The series…

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UGA alumna Heather McIntosh accepted as film composer for 2013 Sundance Institute

Hodgson School grad lands Sundance Institute fellowship

Hugh Hodgson School of Music alumna Heather McIntosh was recently selected for a Sundance Institute Film Composers fellowship, an honor that secures her a place at the 2013 Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs.  The event, a joint effort between Sundance and Skywalker Sound, will pair McIntosh with a filmmaker for two weeks of intensive collaboration. "I was elated when I found out I was selected," McIntosh said. "I jumped around the house hooting and hollering, I think I even sang a bit of the Hallelujah chorus… all while still on the phone with the director of the Sundance Film Music Program. I made sure to apologize afterwards." McIntosh, who had submitted to the program several times in the past, is still waiting to…

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Collaboration bring ancient Sanskrit play to UGA

Collaboration brings ancient Sanskrit play to UGA The earliest Sanskrit dramas, highly stylized performances of gesture and costume, music and dance, date from the first century, CE. While the tradition of performing Sanskrit plays has all but vanished, the UGA department of theatre and films studies and the Lyndon House Arts Center has collaborated on a production of this ancient Indian art form to campus.  “The Little Clay Cart,” a classical Sanskrit play performed in English, will be presented in the Cellar Theatre Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11a.m. The play will be performed by the Epic Actors’ Workshop, a not-for-profit theatre organization from New Jersey, and directed by Farley Richmond,…

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UGA Opera Theater to present Jacques Offenbach’s ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’

The University of Georgia Opera Theater will present “The Tales of Hoffmann,” Jacques Offenbach’s supernatural tale of unrequited love, in a two-night presentation on Oct. 11 and 13 at 8 p.m. in the Hodgson Concert Hall. The UGA Opera Theater, under the direction of UGA professor Frederick Burchinal, will present highlights of “The Tales of Hoffmann” and will be joined by the UGA Symphony Orchestra and the Hodgson Singers conducted by Mark Cedel. The opera will be performed in French with surtitles provided by Chadwick Creative Arts. Offenbach, long known for his lightweight operettas, died shortly before Hoffmann’s 1881 Parisian premiere. “This is his greatest work,” said Burchinal, who is the…

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