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.

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.