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.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.