Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-02-01

Instrumentalist Jay Evans and pianist Joanna Sobkowska will present a recital at Samford University Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall. The public is invited free of charge.

Evans, who plays alto and tenor trombone, bass trumpet and euphonium, is an adjunct instrumental faculty member in the Samford School of Performing Arts. He is principal trombonist with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

Sobkowska teaches piano at Florida F & M University.

The program will include Vincenzo Bellini's "Concerto pour Trompette et Orchestra," Gunnar de Frumerie's "Sonata for Trombone and Piano," Richard Wagner's "Leb' wohl!" from Die Walkure, Leonard Bernstein's "A Simple Song" from Mass, and J.B. Arban's Fantasy and Variations on "The Carnival of Venice."

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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.