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.



About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.