Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-03-07

Samford's School of the Arts will present its annual Concerto-Aria concert Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall.

The concert will bring together five student musicians selected during a university-wide competition in December.

Selections and performers will include:

  • Kabalevsky's Overture to Colas Breugnon, played by full orchestra
  • Ponchielli's "Voce di donna" from La Gioconda, sung by Amberlyn Richardson
  • Mozart's aria from The Abduction from the Seraglio, sung by Alan Taylor
  • Rosauro's Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra (three movements), played by Evelyn Stagnaro
  • Muczhinsky's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (lst movement), played by Becca Frees
  • Bruch's Violin Concerto (3rd movement), played by Hannah Frees
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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.