Samford to Host Grammy-Winning Emerson String Quartet March 18

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 http://tickets.samford.edu or call the Samford Box Office at (205) 726-2853.


Photo: Lisa Mazzucco

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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.