Join the School of the Arts choirs for a special evening of music in Reid Chapel.
Glenn Packiam is one of the associate senior pastors at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the lead pastor of New Life Downtown, a congregation of New Life Church. He is the author of many books, including Discover the Mystery of Faith (2013) and Blessed Broken Given (2019). Registration opens October 1, 2019.
Co-presented by Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Founded in San Francisco in 1978, Chanticleer is known around the world as "an orchestra of voices" for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music.
Samford School of the Arts welcomes the United States Jazz Ambassadors to Brock Recital Hall. Known as America’s Big Band, the Jazz Ambassadors are the premier touring jazz orchestra of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-piece ensemble has received critical acclaim throughout the United States and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz. Free admission.
Join the Samford Jazz Band for a fun evening of jazz favorites.
The organist Christopher Houlihan has established an international reputation as an "intelligently virtuoso musician” (Gramophone), hailed for his "glowing, miraculously life-affirming performances" (Los Angeles Times). Join Samford's School of the Arts for the special free concert.
Join Captain Brian O. Walden for an evening of all things trumpet. Along with performing on six different trumpets, he will share a repertoire of music from the 1600s to today including an original piece "Improvisations on Electronic Manipulations." He will also be joined by Mark Lackey, Grant Dalton, Joel Davis, Michael Saddekni and Laurie Middaugh.
Join our award winning A Cappella Choir for their monthly choral vespers service in Hodges Chapel.
Samford Opera performs a variety of opera vignettes.
Join the Worship Arts Ensemble (WAE) for an evening of music and worship. Thanks to Bobby and Lynda Little for making these concerts possible.
Meet two of Samford's newest faculty members Angela Yoon and Jason Terry. They joined Samford this fall. Jason is the director of our keyboard area and Angela joined the voice faculty.
Don’t miss one of Tchaikovsky’s beloved chamber pieces, as Yakov Kasman joins ASO musicians for a rousing performance. Part of the ASO Concertmaster and Friends Series.
History and musical fans will enjoy this production dramatizing the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Join Samford's School of the Arts for a Christmas celebration featuring student ensembles and holiday favorites. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served in the lobby area starting at 6:30 along with some pre-event entertainment.
Gabriela Montero’s visionary interpretations and unique improvisational gifts have won her a devoted following around the world. Anthony Tommasini remarked in The New York Times, “Montero’s playing has everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power in climactic moments, soulful lyricism in ruminative passages and, best of all, unsentimental expressivity.” Co-presented by the Birmingham Chamber Music Society.
Liz Vice is a musician best known for her Gospel, soul, and R-and-B-infused album entitled, “There’s A Light”. Raised in Portland, Oregon and a recent resident of Brooklyn, NY. Ms. Vice has performed and/ or shared the stage with artist such as Cody Chesnutt, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, The Temptations, Lecrae, Eric Early of (Blitzen Trapper), Josh Garrels, The Wood Brothers, Tunde Baiyewu (Lighthouse Family), Luz Mendoza (Y La Bamba), Eshon Burgundy (Humble Beast), and more. Registration opens January 28, 2020.
Hear the many sounds and colors of woodwinds in a delightful lineup including Barber, Piazzolla, Strauss, and more! Part of the ASO Concertmasters and Friends Series.
Established by Fletcher and Nell Morris to encourage high levels of achievement in piano performance, winners of the competition receive scholarship awards to study music at Samford. The competition will take place on Feb. 19 with guest judge Marina Lomazov of Eastman School of Music. A masterclass is planned for Feb. 20 at 10:30 a.m. and a concert featuring Marina Lomazov will follow that evening at 7:30 in Brock Recital Hall. All events are open and free to the public.
Praised by critics as “a diva of the piano” (The Salt Lake City Tribune), “a mesmerizing risk-taker” (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland), and “simply spectacular” (Chicago International Music Foundation) Ukrainian-American pianist Marina Lomazov has established herself as one of the most passionate and charismatic performers on the concert scene today. Ms. Lomazov is a Professor of Piano at the Eastman School of Music. She is currently serving as a chair for National Panelist for Young Arts, the only organization in the US that nominates U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
Invoke continues to successfully dodge even the most valiant attempts at genre classification. The multi-instrumental quartet is fueled by their passion for storytelling and their music is infused with traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz and minimalism. Invoke weaves all of these styles together to form a unique contemporary repertoire, featuring original works composed by and for the group. Guest residency will include Monday Coffee House Composition Competition and Tuesday public recital. Concert is co-presented by Birmingham Chamber Music Society.
Enjoy Schubert’s iconic Trout Quintet, as Concertmaster Daniel Szasz, and other talented musicians from the Orchestra are joined by pianist Joyce Yang.