Posted by Sean Flynt on 2009-09-01

Samford's School of the Arts will present its annual Faculty Gala recital Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall.

The traditional opening event of the School of the Arts season will include music for instrument and voice from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Selections will include traditional spirituals and works by James A. Jensen, Giacomo Puccini, Tzu-Ling Sarana Chou, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Korngold, Robert Schumann, Maury Yeston, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppi Verdi, Camille Saint-Saëns and Guiseppi Tartini.

A brief recital of classical and traditional popular music performed on Samford's Rushton Memorial Carillon will precede the Gala at 7 p.m. The famous bells may be heard throughout the university Quadrangle.

The event is free-of-charge and open to the public.

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.