Samford's School of the Arts will host tenor alumnus Gran Wilson for a
concert and reception honoring retired music professor Russell Hedger
Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall. Hedger also will lead a
master class Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall. Both events are
free-of-charge and open to the public.
Wilson, a native of Bessemer,
has distinguished himself as an interpreter of the bel canto repertoire
with a performing career spanning three decades and four continents. He
has sung with companies such as the New York City Opera, Boston
Symphony, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Australian Opera,
Oper Frankfort, Netherlands Opera, Vlaamse Oper, Teatro di San Carlo
Lisboa, Opera de Nice, St. Paul Symphony, Edinburgh Festival, Spoletto
Festival, and Mostly Mozart Festival.