Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-09-28

Samford University Orchestra will present its 10th anniversary concert Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall. The public is invited free of charge.

Samford School of Performing Arts dean Milburn Price will conduct the program of music by Beethoven, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol" will feature violin soloist Jeffrey Flaniken, who has served as concertmaster for the orchestra since its beginning in 1995.

Other selections represent what Price calls "Conductor's Choice: A 'Symphony' of Symphonic Movements." The orchestra's founding conductor, Price chose his favorite movements from various symphonies the orchestra has played over the decade.

The section includes Mozart's "Symphony No. 40 in G minor," First Movement; Beethoven's "Symphony No. 7 in A major," Second Movement; Mendelssohn's "Symphony No. 5 in D Minor" (Reformation), Third Movement; and Dvorak's "Symphony No. 9 in E minor" ("From the New World"), Fourth Movement.

The concert by the 56-member orchestra is presented by Samford's School of Performing Arts, Division of Music.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.