Thursday Scholarship Series: Common Hour
This Thursday Scholarship Series concert will feature a program by associate director of bands Jaclyn Hartenberger, “Common Hour,” inspired by her conducting classes.
The variety of music and collection of performers from across the music building makes the concert unique. The first half of the concert features works by Mozart, Debussy and Tchaikovsky. Professor and associate director of Research and Graduate Studies Adrian Childs created an adaptation of Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” for chamber strings with Harmonie ensemble (2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, and 2 bassoons), combining elements of the ‘orchestra’ and ‘band’ heard in Mozart's time. The Debussy piece is a chamber version created by Schoenberg including piano and harmonium, a small version of an organ. Finishing out the first half is a wind ensemble transcription by assistant professor Peter van Zandt Lane of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto featuring Shakhida Azimkhodjaeva on solo violin.
The second half of the program will feature piano soloists David Fung and Liza Stepanova on John Adams’ “Grand Pianola Music,” a piece which calls for an ensemble tour-de-force: orchestral winds, percussion, three women’s voices and two pianos. Other guest faculty artists joining the students and graduate performers on stage will be Michael Heald, Maggie Snyde, Elizabeth Knight, Angela Jones-Reus, D. Ray McClellan, Martha Thomas, James Naigus, Josh Bynum and David Zerkel.
Those unable to make it to the concert can watch the live stream at music.uga.edu/live-streaming.
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:30pm
Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall
230 River Road, Athens, GA 30605