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Wendell Kimbrough
September 18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Location: Samford University Sullivan-Cooney Fieldhouse, 305
Cost: $15

Wendell Kimbrough is a songwriter reimagining the Psalms for emotionally honest modern worship. His songs are marked by strong singable melodies, steeped in the sounds of folk, gospel, and soul music. Wendell serves as artist-in-residence and worship leader at Church of the Apostles in Fairhope, Alabama.

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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 which will be underwritten by Milo's Hamburgers. 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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A Silent Night: A World War I Memorial in Song with Peter Dugan and John Brancy
October 4, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

A Silent Night: A WWI Memorial in Song is our tribute to the war that changed the world. In particular, it pays homage to the many composers who served in the war, and it illuminates the way that WWI changed the face of music, song, and poetry forever.

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David M. Bailey
October 16, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Location: Sullivan-Cooney Fieldhouse, 305
Cost: $15

David M. Bailey believes that the Church should and can lead by example in diversity and reconciliation. He’s the founder of Arrabon; a ministry that equips churches and nonprofits with the tools and resources to shepherd their community from aspirational values regarding diversity along racial, ethnic, and class divisions towards an embodied practice. He is the author of Arrabon: Learning Reconciliation through Community and Worship Music, and the producer of the Urban Doxology project. David and his wife Joy live in Richmond, VA.

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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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Morris Piano Competition at Samford University
November 9, 8:30 a.m. – November 8, 7:30 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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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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Dr. Chandler and Jane Paris Smith Opera Series presents The Ghosts of Gatsby
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Location: Harrison Theatre

Samford Opera will debut the world premier of The Ghosts of Gatsby, a new one hour opera by Joshua McGuire and Evan Mack and commissioned by Samford University.

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Christmas with Samford Arts
November 30, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Wright Center

Join the School of the Arts for a special Christmas celebration in the Wright Center featuring our talented ensembles, theatre and dance students, and collaboration with our Division of Art and Design. Make plans to arrive early for Christmas music and refreshments in the Wright Center Lobby at 6:30. Thanks to Steven and Gina Vinyard for their support of this event. Tickets.samford.edu

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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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Constance Cherry
February 19, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Location: Sullivan-Cooney Fieldhouse, 305
Cost: $15

Rev. Dr. Constance Cherry is Professor of Worship and Pastoral Ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University where she directs three distinct programs in Christian worship. She is also a founding faculty member of The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. Her first book, The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services is used as a required text at more than 140 institutions of higher education worldwide and is available in four languages. Constance maintains an extensive schedule of speaking and teaching internationally.

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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 Wealth Management
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

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Michael and Linda Adler
April 16, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Location: Sullivan-Cooney Fieldhouse, 305
Cost: $15

Michael and Linda Adler have ministered together for over three decades in a variety of music ministries including recording group TRUTH, the Oral Roberts Television Ministry, Promise Keepers and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Michael has been a director, clinician, producer and a multiplier as he has followed God’s call on his life as a worship leader, also serving as a part time worship leader staffing and coaching associate with SlingshotGroup. Linda is the mother of their four sons, booking and operations manager of their venue, The Barn at Shady Lane, and also pours her life into the many voice students she teaches each week. Michael and Linda currently serve at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL.

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