Samford Honor Band Festival and Concert
January 11, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Wright Center

Join Samford's School of the Arts Division of Music for the annual Honor Band Festival and Concert.

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Faculty Recital: Frederick Teardo, Organ
January 30, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Reid Chapel

Enjoy a special organ recital with Samford Organist Frederick Teardo. Fred is the organist at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham and also serves as an adjunct faculty for our organ students.

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A Cappella Choir Choral Vespers
January 31, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hodges Chapel

Join Samford's A Cappella Choir for the first Choral Vespers of 2020.

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Pianist Gabriela Montero
February 4, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

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.

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Faculty Recital: Nothing Like a Stage
February 11, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Baritone Joe Hopkins and mezzo-soprano Chelsea Nicholson are teaming up again this year for another entertaining evening. Do not miss this dazzling duo.

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Melissa Manchester
February 14, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester comes to Samford, part of the Tonight at the Wright entertainment series.

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Liz Vice
February 18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Location: Lunch + Conversation, Samford University Howard Room

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.

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Alabama Symphony Orchestra presents Woodwind Reveries
February 18, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

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.

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Morris Piano Competition at Samford University
February 19, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

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.

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Morris Piano Competition Guest Recital, Marina Lomazov
February 20, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

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.

Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series presents the Annual Dance Concert
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Location: Harrison Theatre

Join the Samford Dance Company for their annual dance concert, Passages.

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Invoke
March 24, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

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.

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Sozo Children's Choir Tour 2020
April 21, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Wright Center

Sozo Children’s Choir is a group of children who travel from Sozo Children Uganda to America as the Sozo Children’s Choir, touring the States while leading worship at churches, schools, and events. Experience cultural Ugandan singing and dancing with African instruments, powerful corporate worship, and brief testimonies.

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Alabama Symphony Orchestra presents Schubert's Trout Quintet
May 19, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Enjoy Schubert’s iconic Trout Quintet, as Concertmaster Daniel Szasz, and other talented musicians from the Orchestra are joined by pianist Joyce Yang.

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