Posted by Sean Flynt on 2009-09-01

Samford's School of the Arts will present its annual Faculty Gala recital Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall.

The traditional opening event of the School of the Arts season will include music for instrument and voice from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Selections will include traditional spirituals and works by James A. Jensen, Giacomo Puccini, Tzu-Ling Sarana Chou, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Korngold, Robert Schumann, Maury Yeston, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppi Verdi, Camille Saint-Saëns and Guiseppi Tartini.

A brief recital of classical and traditional popular music performed on Samford's Rushton Memorial Carillon will precede the Gala at 7 p.m. The famous bells may be heard throughout the university Quadrangle.

The event is free-of-charge and open to the public.

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.