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.

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.