The Samford Honor Band Festival for middle and high school students to connect with fellow musicians, our wonderful faculty and the distinguished guest conductors.
Deeply Placed features new works by Karen Brummund, Jessica Henderson and Elisabeth Pellathy.
High School Juniors or Seniors with an intent to major in Studio Art, Graphic Design, Game Design, Interior Design or Architecture are invited to sign up for a 15-minute virtual portfolio review where a faculty member from your desired degree area with review your work and give you some feedback before the scholarship deadline or February 15! Sign up today to reserve a space! Individual appointment times will be assigned the week of January 15!
Join us for the opening reception for the Deeply Placed art exhibition in the Art Gallery.
Acclaimed young American pianist, Drew Petersen, is a sought-after soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He has been praised for his commanding and poetic performances of repertoire ranging from Bach to Zaimont. He is the recipient of the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards and Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship. This event is part of the Davis Architects and Birmingham Chamber Music Society Guest Artist Series.
In the same manner as vocalists, actors, and authors communicate through lyrics, lines, and texts, dancers use movement to share what they are thinking and how they are feeling. Words are not the only way to express oneself. Dance can help tell a story and convey emotions, thoughts, and feelings in a way that is meaningful to themselves and their audience. In Voices, the Samford Dance Company will explore various ways of communicating, combining non-verbal expression with song, spoken word, and other soundscapes. This production is part of the Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series.
The Vienna Boys Choir is one of the most famous choirs in the world, and one of its oldest. Boys have been singing at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel since at least 1296. In 1498, Emperor Maximilian I moved his court to Vienna, where he established the Imperial Chapel and the Vienna Boys Choir. Over the centuries, the court attracted musicians like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Anton Bruckner. Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn, and Franz Schubert were choirboys themselves. Until 1918, the boys sang exclusively for the court. The Vienna Boys Choir is represented by Opus 3 Artists. This event is a part of the Davis Architects Guest Artist Series in collaboration with the Samford University Wright Center. Society.
Endowed by the Wilton H. Bunch Family
Joshua Roman is a solo cellist, accomplished composer, and curator whose performances embrace musical styles from Bach to Radiohead. Roman was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2015 and is currently the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s inaugural artist-in-residence. Before setting off on his unique path as a soloist, Roman was the Seattle Symphony’s principal cellist—a job he won at 22. He has since earned renown for genre-bending repertoire and wide-ranging collaborations. His performance of the complete "Six Suites for Solo Cello" by J.S. Bach on TED's Facebook Page garnered 980,000 live viewers, with millions more for his Main Stage TED Talks/Performances. This included an improvisational performance with Tony-winner/MacArthur Genius, Bill T. Jones and East African vocalist Somi. This performance is part of the Davis Guest Artist Series in Partnership with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society.
Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind is an ensemble experiment in presenting 30 plays in 60 minutes. Each two-minute play is performed in random order with an interactive audience. An onstage 60-minute timer keeps everyone honest. This collection of comic, tragic, political, personal and abstract plays gives you the chance to program your own evening of entertainment.
Book, Lyrics, and Music by Ryan Scott Oliver, 2023 Kleban Prize Recipient After a devastating succession of crushing hurricanes, the leadership have determined that life on the island of Haverness is no longer sustainable, and they must abandon it immediately. All the adults, small children, and the elderly have hurriedly evacuated Haverness to acquire new homes, new jobs, and set up new lives on the mainland, leaving behind a small collection of young adult volunteers to finish handling the abandonment. Widow Clack lives an exiled life running a lighthouse with her brother on the storm-crushed island. When a young man is found dead on the beach, the remaining collection of young adults combust into dangerous accusations leading to devastating division. Once a final, unexpected storm impacts the island, can Widow save the villagers from themselves? This production is part of the Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series. *Please note that the show includes language and content intended for mature audiences.
Sponsored by the Vestavia Mafia
Join us as we celebrate our spring graduates in School of the Arts and Howard College of Arts and Sciences.
Underwritten by Connie Macon