Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-03-01

Six of Samford University's top student musicians will be featured in the annual Concerto-Aria concert Tuesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall. The public is invited free of charge.

Performers and musical selections are: vibraphonist Sheri Thomas of Nashville, Tenn, Ney Rosauro's Concerto for Vibraphone and Orchestra (3rd movement); harpist Kathryn Hoppe of Huntsville, Claude Debussy's "Danses sacree et profane" for Harp and Orchestra; pianist Emily Snider of Athens, Aram Khachaturian's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1st movement); pianist Jeremy West of Birmingham, Edvard Grieg's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1st movement); mezzo-soprano Sarah Simmons of Murray, Ky., "Acerba volutta" from the opera Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea; and pianist Kimberly Parish of Franklin, Tenn., George Gershwin's Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra (1st movement).

The soloists were selected by audition from among music majors in Samford's School of Performing Arts. They will be accompanied by the 48-piece Samford Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Milburn Price.

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.