Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-09-08

Bass-baritone G. William Bugg and pianist Kathryn Fouse will preview their upcoming Carnegie Hall recital when they perform in Samford University's Brock Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23. The public is invited free of charge.

The two Samford School of the Arts faculty members will present the same program in the famed New York City venue on Oct. 2.

The program will include Ned Rorem's "Flight for Heaven," Paul D. Szpyrka's powerful and moving "Portraits from Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus," Joel Scott Davis' "Songs About God," H. Leslie Adams' "Nightsongs," and Dreadful Memories from Frederic Rzewski's "North American Ballads."

The recital will conclude with Harry T. Burleigh's arrangement of "Deep River," Margaret Bonds' "Troubled Water" and Mark Hayes' arrangement of "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho."

The Samford Alumni Association and Friends of the Arts have organized a four-day trip to New York City that will include the recital and a post-performance reception. For information on Samford's Oct. 1-4 Big Apple Trip, contact David Goodwin, director of alumni and parents programs, at (205) 726-2337 or

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.