June 23, 2010
School of the Arts Announces Davis Architects Guest Artist Schedule
Samford's School of the Arts has announced the schedule for its 2010-2011 Davis Architects Guest Artist Series.
The series, begun in 2008, presents performances by internationally acclaimed musicians in one of the region's most beautiful spaces for music. It is made possible in part through the generosity of Davis Architects, the firm that designed most of Samford's Georgian-Colonial buildings, including the series' award-winning performance venue, Jane Hollock Brock Hall.
Tokyo String Quartet Sept. 14
Joint sponsorship with Birmingham Chamber Music Society
Regarded as one of the supreme chamber ensembles of the world, the Tokyo String Quartet--Martin Beaver and Kikuei Ikeda (violins), Kazuhide Isomura (viola) and Clive Greensmith (cello)--has collaborated with a remarkable array of artists and composers, built a comprehensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings and established a distinguished teaching record.
Trio Voronezh Oct. 26
Trio Voronezh’s astonishing virtuosity and delightful artistic innovation can change the way audiences experience classical, folk and contemporary repertoire. Formed in 1993, Trio Voronezh has since made several tours of the U.S., and earned audience and critical praise. The trio applies its traditional Russian folk instruments to a broad repertoire of classical, folk and popular music.
Anne Marie McDermott Feb. 18
Joint sponsorship with Morris Piano Competition
Pianist Anne Marie McDermott has earned acclaim for her solo performances as well as her work with many leading orchestras and the renowned piano quartet Opus One. She was named an artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in 1995 and performs and tours extensively with CMS each season. She also continues a longstanding collaboration with the acclaimed violinist Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg.
Imani Winds April 12
Imani Winds has established itself as more than a wind quintet. Since 1997, the Grammy-nominated ensemble has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, genre-blurring collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions.