Published on September 30, 2015 by Cristina Almanza  

From The Big Friendly Giant to Samford Wind Ensemble, Samford Arts offers a wide range of performances in the arts over the next several days.

The Samford Wind Ensemble will perform Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall.  Admission is free.

Arts events continue on Friday, Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m. with Samford’s A Cappella Choir monthly Choral Vespers service in Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel.

The Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series debuts its season Oct. 2-4 with The Big Friendly Giant. Admission is $15 for the general public and $6 for students. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Director Laura Byland said, “Bring the kids to this play and discover some of Dahl’s most memorable characters from his classic book about a Big Friendly Giant and a little orphan named Sophie. The BFG and Sophie team up to save the children of England from the child-eating giants Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater, Bonecruncher, Meatdripper, Childchewer and Gizzardgulper, assisted by the Queen of England, and the heads of the army and air force with their helicopters. “


About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of 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 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.