Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-10-03
The Samford University Orchestra will present its fall concert Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital hall.
Dr. Milburn Price will conduct the orchestra of Samford student and faculty musicians.
The program will include two pieces by Handel: "Concerto Grosso in G" for string orchestra, and "Piangero" from Julius Caesar. The latter will feature soprano soloist Sharon L. Lawhon.
Lawhon will also sing with the orchestra on Puccini's "Quando me'n vo" (Musetta's Waltz) from La Boheme.
The program will conclude with Beethoven's "Symphony No. 1 in C Major."
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 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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.