Posted by Sean Flynt on 2009-11-03

Samford University's School of the Arts will present an evening of classical guitar music with the Nashville-based Godwin-Thompson Duo Nov. 10. This second event in the university's 2009-2010 Davis Architects Guest Artists Series will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Samford's Brock Recital Hall.

The Godwin-Thompson Duo performs nationally, has recorded two critically acclaimed albums and has been featured on National Public Radio and on television in the US and abroad. In addition to their duo work and individual performances and projects, Mark Godwin and duo partner Robert Thompson serve on the faculty of Belmont University in Nashville.

The Samford concert will feature works by Torroba, Piazzola, Debussy, Albéniz, Bocherinni and others. The concert also will premiere “Danza Cubana,” a new work by Mark Godwin.

The concert represents a homecoming for Godwin, who will perform at his Alma Mater for the first time since his 1983 graduation as the university's first guitar performance major.

Individual concert tickets are available for $20 (adults,) $15 (age 55+,) and $10 (students and children). Series season tickets are $75 (adults,) $60 (age 55+,) and $40 (students and children).

Tickets may be purchased by phone at (205) 726-2853 or online at

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.