School of the Arts to Host Ann-Marie McDermott Feb. 18

Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-02-09


Samford's Davis Architects Guest Artist Series will present acclaimed pianist Ann-Marie McDermott Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall. 

The concert, jointly sponsored with Samford's Fletcher and Nell Morris Piano Competition, will feature the artist known for both her solo performances and her work as a member of the renowned piano quartert Opus One. McDermott also performs with her sisters as the McDermott Trio. 

McDermott's repertoire ranges from Bach and Haydn to Prokofiev and Scriabin to Kernis, Hartke, Tower and Wuorinen. Her recording of the complete Prokofiev Piano Sonatas, Bach English Suites and Partitas was named Gramophone magazine’s Editor’s Choice. Her Samford concert will include work by Haydn, Bach and Chopin. 

In addition to the public concert, McDermott also will lead a masterclass for music students in Samford's School of the Arts. 

Tickets: $20 (adult,) $15 (55+,) $10 (student/child) OR (205) 726-2853 



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 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 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.