Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-09-24

Music of Brahms, Mozart and Paul Lansky will be on the program presented by four Samford University faculty musicians Thursday, Oct. 2.

Violist Angela Flaniken, violinist Jeffrey Flaniken, French horn player Kevin Kozak and pianist Don Sanders will perform the works at 7:30 p.m. in Samford's Brock Recital Hall. The public is invited free of charge.

The foursome will play Brahms' "Sonata in F Minor for Viola and Piano" and "Scherzo in C Minor," Mozart's "Duo for Violin and Viola," and Lansky's "Etudes and Parodies."

Lansky, professor of music at Princeton University, is known for compositions with an eclectic mixture of styles, often with a strong jazz influence. In April, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra premiered his "Shapeshifters" for two pianos and orchestra.

He wrote Etudes and Parodies, a showpiece for the horn, in 2005.

"Although it is a true chamber work, with all three instruments sharing the musical material, every movement features a specific aspect of horn-playing," Sanders says of the piece, which also features the violin and piano.

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.