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Music Notes: Steven Curtis Chapman

 Steven Curtis Chapman & The ASO Perform at Samford

      
Under the direction of conductor Chris Confessore, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Steven Curtis Chapman will perform live April 22 at Samford.
Under the direction of conductor Chris Confessore, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Steven Curtis Chapman will perform live April 22 at Samford.

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is partnering with Samford University to present an evening of great music with multiple Grammy and Dove Award winning contemporary Christian Artist Steven Curtis Chapman. The ASO has been collaborating with Samford University to perform concerts in The Wright Center for several years, and the April 22 Chapman performance marks the third consecutive year The ASO and Samford have co-presented an artist.

ASO conductor Chris Confessore handles the logistics of bringing the artist and Symphony together in one crowd-pleasing performance. Per Confessore, his conducting serves “as a musical facilitator between the guest artist and the band.” Of the pairing of the ASO and Chapman, Confessore observes “Steven Curtis Chapman seemed like the next logical artist to present with Samford,” adding that the pairing is due in part to Chapman’s immense popularity, but also because, “he’s incredibly warm, and that reflects in his music and on stage.”

The first half of the concert will be a performance by the ASO who will then be joined by Chapman performing an overview of the songs for which he is best known. The ASO is the very first orchestra to perform this set of arrangements with Chapman. Confessore says about the collaboration, “Anyone who is a fan of contemporary Christian music would enjoy the program.” The concert is Saturday, April 22, at 8 p.m. in Samford’s Wright Center. To purchase tickets, visit alabamasymphony.org or call (205) 975-2787. Ticket prices range from $25 to $75.

  • Rachel Biddy

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