Mark your calendars – Samford Arts has a super exciting season planned, kicking off with an exhibition of the work of one of Alabama’s most notable artists, Thornton Dial. Read on for the full programme, including art shows, dance nights and amazing theatrical performances.
1st Thornton Dial Exhibition
Stop by the Samford Art Gallery to see the work of one of Alabama’s most well-known artists, Thornton Dial. The Thornton Dial exhibition is the first retrospective spanning the artist’s entire career AND the first solo exhibition of his work in his home state of Alabama.
The entire multi-gallery show includes Thornton Dial: I’m Alabama too at the Abroms Engel Institute for Fine Arts at the UAB, in which groundbreaking works from the 1980s are presented alongside major works from the heyday of his creative work and some of his later works. Anyone can move a mountain Maus Contemporary exhibits works by the artists commissioned to write for the AEIVA catalogue.
The exhibition (now open) focuses on his work on paper, including many works that have never been exhibited or published before. The exhibition features significant loans from the Dial family, Alabama institutions, and private collections across the United States.
2. Demondrae Thurman and Kathryn Fouse
Known worldwide for his signature sound and open musicianship, Demondrae Thurman has brought to light his remarkable abilities as a soloist, educator, chamber musician and conductor.
He is accompanied on piano by Kathryn Fouse, former Associate Dean of Samford’s Music Department.
3. Orphie and the Book of Heroes – Emma Taylor Theater for Youth Series
The theater season begins with the performance of the Emma Taylor Theater for Youth Orphie and the book of heroes.
This show follows Homer, the legendary storyteller of The Iliad and The Odyssey, and an orphan girl, Orphie. Join them on this beautiful adventure of heroism and self-discovery.
MORE THEATER: Don’t miss another fantastic show – Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play 27-30. October.
4. SPA trio
Samford will welcome the critically acclaimed SPA Trio, featuring Susanna Phillips (soprano), Paul Neubauer (viola) and Anne-Marie McDermott (piano).
This performance is part of the Davis Series and in partnership with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. A pre-concert reception begins at 7:00 p.m. Don’t miss it!
5. Student ensembles
Student ensembles at Samford always offer a show ranging from the Lakeshore ensemble to worship groups, chamber ensembles, orchestras, jazz bands, college chorales and the Samford A Cappella Choir.
Check out the events calendar to see when you can attend an upcoming show.
6. Stewart McLaurin – President of the White House Historical Society
Stewart McLaurin, President of the White House Historical Association, will visit Samford this October to talk about James Hoban, the Irish-born designer and builder of the White House, and the skilled Europeans, enslaved laborers and free laborers who built the White House. to speak.
He will also discuss the current/modern preservation of the White House and how it compares in design and function to other Heads of State homes around the world. Tickets are now available.
This event is hosted by the Samford Department of Architecture and Interior Design.
7. Amahl and the Night Visitors
Amahl and the Night Visitors is a heartwarming American opera by Gian Carlo Menotti that tells the story of Amahl and his mother who are visited by three wise men on their way to Bethlehem. The beautiful music is perfect for listeners of all ages and the story of faith and joy will welcome the holiday season.
More fun events this fall
There are so many other events not to be missed in Samford including:
want more? Check out the events calendar for all the events not to be missed in Samford.