Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-09-27


Michael J. Freeman will sponsor the St. Lawrence Quartet at Samford Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall as part of the university's Davis Architects Guest Artist Series. The sponsorship celebrates Mary Anne Freeman's 55th birthday, as will a reception sponsored by friends.

Established in 1989, the St. Lawrence String Quartet has developed an undisputed reputation as a world-class chamber ensemble. The quartet is Ensemble in Residence at Stanford University but performs more than 120 concerts annually worldwide. Their recordings have been honored with the coveted German Critic’s award, Canada’s Juno and two Grammy nominations.

Tickets are $20 (adult,) $15 (55+) and $10 (student/child). Purchase by phone (205) 726-2853 or online at


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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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.