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School of the Arts Faculty Gala underwritten by Patty McDonald
September 11, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Join School of the Arts for an entertaining evening showcasing its talented faculty.

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Bobby Horton presents Songs and Stories of the Civil War
September 13, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Wright Center

Based on his long-time association with film maker Ken Burns, Horton shares moving stories and music from the Civil War era. Free admission

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Faculty Recital, Brad Diamond, Tenor
September 18, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Associate Professor Brad Diamond is a talented tenor known for his musicianship and style and travels as a guest recitalist.

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Faculty Recital, Brian Viliunas, Clarinet
September 25, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Brian Viliunas is a conductor and clarinetist. He travels extensively as a guest artist and conducts the Samford orchestra.

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Emma Taylor Theatre for Youth Series presents the Alabama Premier of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
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Location: Harrison Theatre

School of the Arts opens its theatre season with the heartwarming tale of the Edward Tulane, a rabbit on a journey of self-discovery. A special invitation-only opening FirstNIght event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 27. Tickets.samford.edu.

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Tim Hawkins Live with Dustin Nickerson
September 28, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Wright Center

Tim Hawkins is one of the most in-demand comedians in the country, with over 100 sold-out concerts annually. Tickets at timhawkins.brushfire.com/events

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Takács Quartet
October 23, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

The Takács Quartet is renowned for the vitality of its interpretations. With a recent new member, it continues a long tradition of uncompromising attention to detail. Samford Arts welcomes this talented group from the University of Colorado. This performance is copresented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society.

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Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series presents Hedda Gabler
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Location: Bolding Studio

In Henrik Ibsen's classic drama of passion and desperation, the beautiful and intelligent Hedda Gabler is trapped in a world she cannot bear. Tickets.samford.edu

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The Heart Behind the Music with Heather Land, Lauren Duski, Mo Pitney, and Lenny LeBlanc
November 1, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Wright Center

Since 2011, The Heart Behind the Music has been bringing to the stage some of the world's best singers and songwriters who share meaning and music behind their hit songs. Tickets.samford.edu

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Jovanni-Rey de Pedro in conjunction with the Fletcher and Nell Morris Piano Competition
November 9, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Filipino-American pianist Jovanni-Rey de Pedro has developed an international reputation as a soloist, collaborator, pedagogue, speaker, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He recently joined the faculty at Samford's School of the Arts and is this year's host of the Morris Competition.

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Alabama Symphony Orchestra's Red Diamond SuperPOPS! presents Home for the Holidays
December 7, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Wright Center

Celebrate the season with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Tickets at alabamasymphony.org.

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Alabama Symphony Orchestra's Red Diamond SuperPOPS! presents The Mambo Kings
January 26, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Wright Center

Enjoy New York's foremost Latin jazz ensemble, in concert with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Tickets at alabamasymphony.org.

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents SYBARITE5
March 5, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

SYBARITE5 has taken audiences by storm and forever changed the perception of chamber music performance. This performance is copresented by Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Tickets.samford.edu

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Rachel Barton Pine
March 21, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Celebrated as a leading interpreter of great classical and contemporary works, Rachel Barton Pine combines her innate gift for emotional communication with scholarly historical research. She dazzles audiences with her infectious talent. Her performance is copresented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Tickets.samford.edu.

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The Midtown Men, Underwritten by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, and Smith Inc.
April 4, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Wright Center

The Midtown Men reunite stars from The Original Cast of Broadway's Jersey Boys, making them the first vocal group ever formed by the principal cast of a high-profile Broadway show. Tickets.samford.edu