Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-04-28

The Samford University Percussion Ensemble will present its spring concert Thursday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall. The public is invited free of charge.

The program will include Michael Burritt's The Doomsday Machine, Kit Mills' Three European Folk Songs, George Hamilton Green's Alabama Moon, Gene Koshinski's As One, Mark Ford's Head Talk and Stubernic, and Patrick Long's Strange Loops.

Three European Folk Songs was the first place winner in the marimba trio category of the 2008 Classical Marimba League composition competition. The Samford concert will be among the first public performances of the piece.

The ensemble includes Sarah Beltran, John Benton, Josh Crowe, Billy Gunter, Holly Mason, Jackson Pinder and Evelyn Stagnaro. Dr, Grant B. Dalton is director.

 
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.