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Commercial Music Ensemble, Lakeshore
October 26, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Quad

Come see Samford's newest ensemble from our Commercial Music area, Lakeshore. Lakeshore will perform popular music from the 1960s to modern day, in addition to performing originals written by Samford students and faculty. This event will move to the Wright Center if inclement weather.

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Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series presents Crumbs from the Table of Joy
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Location: Harrison Theatre

Through the eyes of 17-year-old Ernestine, we see the history of the Crump family as they move to 1950s New York after the death of their mother. A story of resilience, daydreams, everyday heartbreak, and what it means to feel like an outsider fighting to better yourself and your community, Crumbs is the coming-of-age story of Ernestine, and the ways in which her family finds their way—their own peace. Their story is a testament to the challenging nature of change, and the ways in which to manage it. In the end for the Crump family, "joy comes in the morning." This event is part of the School of the Arts Diversity Series and is sponsored by Alabama Power and The Daniel Foundation. It is also the inaugural event of the MISA Collaborative, a partnership between Miles College and Samford University. Special Note: This play includes mature themes and language.

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Homecoming 2021
November 5 – November 6
Location: Samford University

From reunions, tailgates, Alumni of the Year Awards, and much more, this is a weekend that you will cherish for a life time.

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

Join the A Cappella Choir for a Choral Vespers service in Hodges Chapel during Homecoming weekend.

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School of the Arts Homecoming Tailgate
November 6, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Quad

Join the School of the Arts for our alumni tailgate at 11 a.m. before the game. Register for Chick Fil-A box lunch and let us know you are coming. We have special events planned for our returning band and choir members.

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Patty McDonald Orchestra Series Presents Samford Orchestra
November 9, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

The Samford Orchestra will perform twice in the fall and twice in the spring. Make plans to attend the November 9th concert in person in Brock Recital Hall. Guests not able to attend in person can watch via Livestream.

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Protective Stadium Panel Discussion
November 11, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Samford's Department of Architecture and Interior Design will present the plans and team members of Birmingham's new Protective Stadium. The panel discussion will include: Shelia Montgomery-Mills, Project Manager BJCC (Owner); Nolanda Hatcher, President, Studio 2H Design (Architect); Virnetta Woodbury, Project Manager, Brasfield and Gorrie (General Contractor); Liz Hyde, President, Hyde Engineering (Electrical engineer); Lea Ann Macknally, President, Macknally Land Design (Landscape Architect). The program will begin by showing a video of the stadium showing its construction and describing its features.

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Chamber Ensemble
November 16, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

This concert will feature a variety of student chamber ensembles.

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Worship Arts Ensemble Fall Concert
November 18, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Reid Chapel

Come for a special concert and worship service with the Samford Worship Ensemble (WAE).

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Dr. Chandler and Jane Paris Smith Opera Series presents Opera Workshops
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Location: Bolding Studio

Samford Opera showcases a variety of opera vignettes during their annual workshop event.

A Christmas Carol
Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series presents A Christmas Carol, the musical
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Location: Wright Center

A Christmas Carol is the Broadway musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 1843 festive classic, featuring songs by renowned composer Alan Menken (Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Newsies, Enchanted, etc.) It tells the tale of the curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge whose miserable nature comes to a crescendo during the Christmas period—”Bah! Humbug!” However, this Christmas, he is forced to come face to face with his selfish ways when he is confronted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve: the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Future. In the course of one night, Scrooge is forced to recognize his faults and gains the chance to make amends. Many thanks to Elouise Williams for sponsoring the production.

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Misha Dichter, pianist
January 25, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Renowned pianist Misha Dichter is one of America's most popular artists. His global career spans six decades and he brings his wealth of talent to Samford's stage. This event is co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Tickets will be available in August.

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Virtual Spring Portfolio Review
January 28, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Virtual

Faculty members will meet with students applying to the School of the Arts art and design programs to review scholarship portfolios. Registration opens December 5.

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The Fletcher and Nell Morris and the Miller/Shepherd Piano Festival and Scholarship Competition
February 3, 1 p.m. – 6 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.

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Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series presents The Laramie Project
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Location: Harrison Theatre

The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project, is seniors Scott Baron and Carson Blalock's Catalyst project. The play is based on the challenging real-life events of a hate crime committed in Laramie, WY. This play is for mature audiences only.

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Rachel Barton Pine, Violin
February 15, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Rachel Barton Pine is a celebrated violinist whose performances combine her gift for emotional communication with her fascination with historical research. This performance is co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society.

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Sandbox Percussion and Elspeth Davis
February 24, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Sandbox percussion will perform with mezzo-soprano Elspeth Davis. Sandbox Percussion has established themselves as a leading proponent of this generation of contemporary percussion chamber music. Described as exhilarating by The New York Times, this group is sure to dazzle the audience. This performance is co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society.

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Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series presents Re/Vise, the Annual Dance Concert
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Location: Wright Center

The Samford Dance Company will present its annual dance concert in the Wright Center.

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Invoke
March 22, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Join us for a evening with this multi-instrumental quartet. Its 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.  Co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Tickets available in August.

Magic Flute
Dr. Chandler and Jane Paris Smith Opera Series presents The Magic Flute
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Location: Harrison Theatre

The Samford Opera Company will present The Magic Flute, a heroic fairytale opera about finding your way through the shadow and light of the world. One of the most beloved operas of all times and a great beginner opera for all ages.