Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-10-10

The Samford University Wind Ensemble will present its fall concert Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall.

The ensemble will play Jaime Texidor's "Amparito Roca," Percy Aldridge Grainger's "Down Longford Way," Fisher Tull's "Sketches on a Tudor Psalm," Timothy Mahr's "Fantasia in G," Jacques Press' "Wedding Dance," William Schuman's "George Washington Bridge," John Barnes Chance's "Blue Lake," Dmitri Kabalevsky's "Colas Breugnon Overture," and John Philip Sousa's joyous and triumphant "Sable & Spurs."

Samford director of bands and instrumental music chair Dr. James J. Smisek will conduct the 40-piece ensemble, with graduate assistant Emily Parker as guest conductor.

The public is invited free of charge.

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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.