Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Shelton State Community College’s 2019-20 Terrific Tuesday Concert Series returns next week with the Samford University String Quartet on Tuesday, November 12 at 1:00 p.m. in the Alabama Power Recital Hall on the Martin Campus. Admission is free and open to the public for all Terrific Tuesday concerts.
Since its inception in 2011, the Samford String Quartet 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.
Shelton State’s Terrific Tuesday Concert Series is designed to showcase a variety of repertory styles. Weekly performances are offered by guest artists as well as Shelton State faculty and students.
For more information, contact Lillian Roberts at 205.391.2399 or [email protected].