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Persichetti and Pupils

Albany Records released a CD of twentieth-century American piano music performed by Richard Zimdars, Despy Karlas Professor of Piano in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.  The album is titled Persichetti and Pupils. This recording presents solo piano music by Vincent Persichetti and two of his composition students at the Juilliard School of Music, Marga Richter and Jacob Druckman.  The pieces in large forms of sonata and variations offer a focused look at the early work of three important American composers. Four works receive their first recorded performances. Persichetti's Ninth Piano Sonata and Winter Solstice are included. Marga Richter is the first woman to have received a degree in composition from the Juilliard School of…


World Premiere of Roger Vogel’s “Things Fall Apart”

The final chapter of Dr. Roger Vogel‘s career at the University of Georgia came last spring, when the professor emeritus retired after 36 years of teaching Music Theory and Composition. On September 6th, however, audiences will be treated to an exciting Epilogue.  Thanks in part to a grant from the Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts, Vogel is returning to the Hugh Hodgson School of Music for Things Fall Apart, a compelling new performance piece including both songs and accompanied narration. The work will feature bass-baritone Odekhiren Amaize, Associate Professor of Zayed University (Abu Dhabi, UAE), who also commissioned the piece.  Amaize, who was educated in the United States of America and Russia, has served as a…


Attrition by Thom Houser

UGA professor and artist Thom Houser uses materials, technology and a perceptive aesthetic imagination to explore what goes into, and what can emerge from, a landfill outside of Venice.


Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries

The LDSOA Galleries kick off the 2012 -13 academic year with two shows full of color and mischief. The Real-Fake: Simulation Technology After Photography is an international exhibition featuring four artists using 3D software to create post-photographic cinematography. Minds will be blown in Gallery 101! The third floor gallery (307) presents INSIDE OUTSIDE, an exhibition of figurative paintings by Holly Coulis and Karen Ann Myers, whose work pops off the wall with dynamic patterns and unexpected compositions. On view through 9/13, the opening reception is Friday, Aug. 17 from 7-9 p.m. and open to the public.

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