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."

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.