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

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.