Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-10-18


Samford's University Orchestra will open its 2011-2012 season tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall. The concert also marks the orchestra's first under its new director, Brian Viliunas.

Viliunas joined Samford's faculty this summer after a distinguished record at Arizona State University, where was a doctoral teaching assistant and created the Sustainable Symphony, a non-profit organization with the purpose of bringing classical music to the people of Phoenix and the valley community of Arizona. He has two degrees in clarinet and studied the instrument in Bergen, Norway as a 2006-2007 Fulbright Scholar.

Viliunas will present a faculty recital Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall.

Both events are free-of-charge and open to the public.