February 1, 2008

Performing Arts: Fouse and Faith On Piano, Mamet on Sexual Politics

 Pianist Fouse Draws From Classic, New Composers For February 5 Recital

Pianist Fouse Draws From Classic, New Composers For February 5 RecitalSamford University pianist Kathryn Fouse will present a recital of music by celebrated classical composers as well as works by two young contemporary composers Tuesday, Feb. 5. The program will include works by Beethoven, Chopin and contemporary composers Paul Szpyrka and Samford alumnus Joel Scott Davis.

The recital—free of chare and open to the public—will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall.

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Pianist Fouse Draws From Classic, New Composers For February 5 Recital

Richard Faith At Samford As Composer-in-Residence; Performs February 12 & 29

Composer and pianist Richard Faith will be featured in several performances at Samford while Composer-in-Residence at the school during February.

Professor emeritus at the University of Arizona, Faith is the composer of operas, symphonic works, piano concerti, an oboe concerto, a mass, a cantata, chamber music, and many songs and piano works.

The celebrated musician will join soprano Suzanne Hopkins and baritone Joseph Hopkins in a recital of his songs on Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall. He will accompany the singers, and also offer a solo piano work.

Faith will join Samford music faculty and students on Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall for another performance, Richard Faith and Friends.
Both performances are free of charge and open to the public.

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Richard Faith At Samford As Composer-in-Residence; Performs February 12 & 29

Mamet's Oleanna Explores Sexual Politics

Samford University Theatre will present David Mamet's compelling drama Oleanna Feb. 7-10. The play, directed by senior theatre major Neal Tucker, deals with the power struggle between a university professor, who is standing for tenure, and a female student who accuses him of sexual harassment.

Chelsea Reynolds and Santiago Sosa are cast in the roles of the play's only characters, Carol and John.

Performances will be in Samford's Bolding Studio at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 7, 8 and 9; and 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 10. Admission is $10 adults, $8 senior adults and $6 students/children. Tickets are available at www.samfordartstickets.com. Tel. (205) 726-2853.

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Samford Theatre Presents Mamet's ´Oleanna' February 7-10
Oleanna at Wikipedia