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Faculty Recital: Brad Diamond, tenor, Cindy St. Clair, piano, and Joe Cory, visual artist
January 31, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Join Samford faculty members for an evening showcasing a major work from Franz Schubert titled Die schöne Müllerin. It is a substantial work for piano and voice set to 20 poems of the German poet Wilhelm Müller. The date of composition is 1823 placing right in the heart of Schubert’s compositional output. The piano plays a significant role in portraying the characters and in advancing the drama of the story.

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Morris Piano Competition
February 9, 7:30 p.m. – 9 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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Spencer Myer Davis Series
Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Spencer Myer, Pianist
February 9, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

American pianist Spencer Myer is one of the most respected and sought-after artists on today's concert stage. He comes to Samford as part of the Davis Architects Guest Artist Series and in partnership with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Myer will also take part in the annual Morris Piano Festival and Competition.

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

The Samford Dance Company explores the beauty of masterpieces in the annual dance concert performance.  Tickets will be available in August.

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Holt Orchestra Series
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Location: Brock Recital Hall

The Samford Orchestra will perform four concerts, two in the fall and two in the spring. On February 14, the concert will feature two of the four concerto aria winners, K’Mya Burrrell and Caitlyn Rodrigue, and music by Scheherezade, one of the finest examples of orchestral repertoire – it is a tale full of charm, majesty, brashness, themes that are alternately wistful, lyrical or capricious.

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Samford String Quartet
February 21, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

The Samford String Quartet, endowed by the Wilton H. Bunch Family, features faculty members Jeffrey and Angela Flaniken and Samuel and Caroline Nordlund.

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A Cappella Choir Choral Vespers
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Location: Reid Chapel

The Samford A Cappella Choir performs a choral vesper service several times a year in Reid Chapel. The University Chorale will lead the Good Friday Service in April at noon. Please join them for a time of music and worship.

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Samford Wind Ensemble
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Location: Brock Recital Hall

Samford University Wind Ensemble has two concerts this spring. The February concert will take place in Brock Recital Hall and the April event will be in the Wright Center. Additionally, the April event will feature the work of the winner of the Annual Samford Composition Contest.

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Alabama Symphony Orchestra Concert Masters and Friends
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Location: Brock Recital Hall

Concertmaster and Friends is a dynamic chamber music series presented in the intimate setting of Samford University's Brock Recital Hall. Alabama Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Daniel Szasz, fellow ASO musicians, and friends of the orchestra perform a variety of delightful, inspiring music. This season the series will include Bach's Musical Offering on Oct. 11, Trailblazers: Celebrating Women on March 7 and Rachmaninoff @ 150 on May 2.

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

Daphne du Maurier’s short story, also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film, is boldly adapted by Conor McPherson—a gripping, unsettling and moving look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse. In an isolated house, strangers Nat and Diane take shelter from relentless masses of attacking birds. They find relative sanctuary but not comfort or peace; there’s no electricity, little food and a nearby neighbor may still be alive and watching them. Another refugee, the young and attractive Julia, arrives with some news of the outside world, but her presence also brings discord. Their survival becomes even more doubtful when paranoia takes hold of the makeshift fortress—an internal threat to match that of the birds outside.

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Festival of Choirs
March 17, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Reid Chapel

The A Cappella Choir will host a special concert featuring choirs from the Birmingham community. This concert is part of the Steven and Gena Brown Vinyard Choral Series.

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Chamber Ensembles
March 21, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

The Samford Chamber Ensembles concerts feature a variety of smaller student performance groups with both a fall and spring performance.

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McLeod Commercial Music Series presents LAKESHORE
March 23, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Boren Courtyard

LAKESHORE, the newest Samford ensemble enters its second year with a variety of concerts featuring music of today's artists and student original work. They will start the year with Your School, Your City on Aug. 28. Make sure to look for them on the QUAD during Family Weekend. They have a special Halloween concert in Harry's and then look for them in the spring.

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Worship Arts Ensemble Events
March 28, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Wright Center

Samford's Worship Arts Ensemble (WAE) will have a fall and spring worship and music event in the Wright Center. Convo or recital credit available.

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Jon and Anita Lawson Jazz Band Series presents Samford Jazz Band
March 30, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Samford's Jazz Band performs twice a year on campus as well as performing in the community. The first concert will be Nov. 3 and the second concert will be March 30, both in Brock Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.

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

Samford Opera students are featured in a program of operatic classics and contemporary masterpieces.

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Art & Design Major for a Day
April 5, 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Campus

Visit Samford and explore what it is like to be an art and design major.

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Camille Thomas, cellist
April 11, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Franco-Belgian cellist Camille Thomas brings her "joyful exuberance" to the Samford stage. This performance is part of the Davis Series and in partnership with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society.

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Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series presents Urinetown, the musical
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Location: Harrison Theatre

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom. A brilliant satire modeled off the plays of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, with additional nods to the musical theatre canon, Urinetown is a wickedly funny, fast-paced, and surprisingly intelligent comedic romp.

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Music and Theatre Open House
April 14, 3 p.m. – January 5, 9 p.m.
Location: Samford University

Students interested in studying music or theatre can come and tour our performance venues, hear from faculty and current students and even see a performance of our mainstage musical Urinetown!

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Samford University Conducting Symposium
April 14, 4 p.m. – April 15, 6 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Samford University's School of the Arts is pleased to announce the second annual Samford University Conducting Symposium that will take place in April 2023! This symposium is an opportunity for music educators and conductors to hone their conducting skills with a live collegiate ensemble and world-renowned clinicians. The symposium will include conducting sessions featuring the Samford University Wind Ensemble where participating conductors will receive individualized coaching sessions. The symposium will also offer engaging and informational sessions presented by the guest clinicians. Conductors will be selected through an application process. At this time only ten (10) conductors will be accepted. We will, however, extend this symposium to an unlimited number of auditors. Auditors will be able to observe and attend all conducting and informational sessions without receiving individual conducting coaching.

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Ann and Howard Holt Division of Music Honors Recital
April 18, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Samford's Division of Music Honors Recital celebrates the talent of our students and includes music awards presentations.

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Steven and Gena Brown Vinyard Choral Series Choir Concert
April 20, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Reid Chapel

The University Chorale and the A Cappella Choir will present a fall and spring joint concert in Reid Chapel. The spring concert is sponsored by the Vestavia Mafia.