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June 6, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Library Plaza
Hoover, AL 35216
205-444-7820 @hooverpubliclibrary
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Beth McGinnis & Samuel Nordlund in Concert

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Samuel Nordlund (cello) and Beth McGinnis (piano) perform an evening of chamber music from Beethoven to Martinu.

Beth McGinnis taught musicology and piano at Samford for fifteen years before joining the full-time faculty in 2016. She is Organist at Vestavia Hills Baptist Church. As an accompanist her performing credits include Carnegie Hall, Santo Spirito in Florence, the Vienna Konzerthaus and Palais Ferstel, and Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Center. She has published articles on music and the extra-musical and biographical articles for the New Grove Dictionary of American Music. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano from Samford University, a Master of Music in Musicology from Texas Christian University, and a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Beth is also a certified yoga instructor, and teaches classes at the Vestavia YMCA. She lives in Birmingham with her husband, Scott, and two children, William and Kate.

Samuel Nordlund is cello and chamber music faculty at Samford University in Birmingham, AL, where he is also cellist in the Samford Quartet. He frequently performs with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and has been a member of the Huntsville Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony (MI), and Illinois Philharmonic, among others. Samuel is Immediate Past-President of the Alabama Orchestra Association, and serves on the faculty of STEP Birmingham, the Alabama School of Fine Arts, Samford Academy of the Arts, and the Samford Piano and Chamber Music Institute. He earned his DMA from The University of Alabama, a MM from Northwestern University, and has additional studies at summer festivals including the Music Academy of the West, the Meadowmount School of Music, the Kent/Blossom Music Festival, and the Brevard Music Center. Primary teachers were Hans Jørgen Jensen and Carlton McCreery.