Judson to host Samford String Quartet March 9

The Judson Concert/Lecture Committee is pleased to present the Samford String Quartet in a concert March 9. The free event will be held in Alumnae Auditorium at 7:00pm.

The Samford String Quartet is comprised of four Music Division faculty in Samford University’s School of the Arts. In addition to teaching applied lessons, the quartet works closely with chamber music groups and the Samford Orchestra, gives regular concerts, and collaborates with other School of the Arts faculty in a variety of projects.

Quartet members Jeffrey Flaniken (violin), Angela Flaniken (viola), Caroline Nordlund (violon), and Samuel Nordlund (cello) have previously held positions in major symphony orchestras, performed and taught at many music festivals, and performed as recitalists.

The ensemble was launched in 2011 and has since enjoyed playing concerts in various parts of the United States and around the world. In addition to performing standard quartet literature, the quartet is also interested in playing very new music, Appalachian music, and sacred music. The quartet’s work with schools across the United States includes performances, teaching, and masterclasses.

For the Judson concert, the quartet will be joined by soprano Angela Yoon and pianist Jason Terry, fellow Samford University music faculty. Following the performance, a question and answer forum will be held for students and audience members to interact with the musicians.

The free Judson concert is made possible by a generous gift from Robin and Gwenyth McCorquodale. Masks are required at the event, and social distancing will be observed. The concert will also be available online at https://bit.ly/JCSamfordconcert.

More information about the Samford String Quartet may be found on the ensemble website at https://www.samford.edu/arts/music/string-quartet.