Published on March 7, 2014 by Sean Flynt  
Samford University’s Davis Architects Guest Artists Series and the Birmingham Chamber Music Society will present the Emerson String Quartet Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Samford’s Brock Recital Hall.

Formed in the bicentennial year of the United States, the Emerson String Quartet took its name from the great American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson. Since then, the quartet has collaborated with some of the greatest artists of our time, made more than 30 acclaimed recordings, and earned nine Grammy Awards, three Gramophone Awards and the coveted Avery Fisher Prize.

Following close on the heels of a sold-out Samford performance by The King’s Singers last month, the Emerson String Quartet promises another evening of exceptional music in one of the region’s finest venues.

Davis Architects Guest Artists Series tickets are $25 ($10 for students). Buy tickets online at or call the Samford Box Office at (205) 726-2853.

Photo: Lisa Mazzucco
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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.