“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” - Victor Hugo
Welcome back the Samford String Quartet for another live classical concert! As always, the Quartet will prepare a perfectly balanced program of pieces from their reportoire. This concert is free, open to the public and to listeners of all ages.
Samford Quartet is part of the Division of Music in Samford's School of the Arts. Since its inception in 2011, the ensemble has enjoyed playing concerts in various parts of the United States and around the world. The quartet was launched through a generous endowment from Drs. Wilton and Victoria Bunch who love music and Samford University.
The ensemble received critical acclaim from its premiere concert. The Birmingham News extolled its “finely blended sound” and “rhythmic energy”. They added, “This quartet is on a fast track to putting Samford and Birmingham on the chamber music map”. The Samford Quartet has performed together in England, France, the Dominican Republic, and throughout the United States. They performed a successful Carnegie Hall recital in 2016. In addition to performing standard quartet literature, the quartet is also interested in playing very new music, Appalachian music, and sacred music. In the spring of 2016, they gave the world premiere of Joel S. Davis’ first string quartet: Vespers. The Samford Quartet has also taken the initiative to play for thousands of students in schools across the United States. The players interact with the students through performances, teaching and masterclasses.