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 


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.