3 spring events you won’t want to miss including a cello concert + a musical that will make you laugh


Don’t miss Urinetown. (Maddie Athearn)

It’s time to fill your spring calendar with music, theatre and art. Read on for details on three must-attend events with Samford Arts this April and May, including a humorous theatre production.

1. Davis Architects Guest Artist Series | Cellist Camille Thomas—April 11

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See Cellist Camille Thomas in the last Davis Series concert, April 11. (Christian Meuwly / Samford Arts)

Prepare to be captivated as Franco-Belgium cellist Camille Thomas takes center stage at Samford’s Brock Recital Hall this April. With her extraordinary talents, she makes the rich, enchanting sounds of the cello vibrant and beautiful. 

This special event is part of the Davis Series and in partnership with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. 

2. Urinetown—April 13-16

Get ready for a night of hilarious satire during Urinetown. (Samford Arts)

What life would be like if there was a government-enforced ban on private toilets? Find out in the funny, fast-paced musical, Urinetown. Taking place in a Gotham-like city undergoing a terrible water shortage, you’ll follow the story of one hero leading citizens to rebel against a malevolent company profiting by charging admission for a basic human need. 

3. It’s a Soul Thing-Taylor Hicks in Concert | May 19

Taylor Hicks
A concert with Taylor Hicks will change your life. (Samford Arts)

If you haven’t seen Taylor Hicks perform live, now’s the time. On May 19, Hicks lights up the Wright Center’s stage with an intoxicating blend of soul, blues, country and rock ’n’ roll. 

Proceeds from the concert benefit Alabama Game Changers, a medical literacy clinic that provides intervention to children of adoption and foster care with learning disabilities. 

When: Friday, May 19 | 7-8:30PM
Wright Center, 872 Montague Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229
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For more events with Samford Arts, visit their calendar.

Academy of the Arts Camps

If you love the events above, now is a great time to get your kids interested in art and music. You never know, they could one day be asked to perform center stage at Samford’s Wright Center. 

Check out the art and music summer camps below with Samford Arts.

Art Studio for Teens (Grades 6-8)

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Teen Art Camp. (Samford Arts)

Teens will love this fun art camp with Samford Arts where they get to create 2D and 3D projects in paint, pencil, clay and glass.  

  • When: June 19-23 | 9AM-2PM
  • Cost: $350
  • Register

Piano—Adventures in Music | Grades 1-2

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Tickle the ivories. (Samford Arts)

For kids interested in continuing their studies in piano, this is the camp for them. Activities include: classes in music literature, theory, and ensemble, four private 30-minute lessons, practice time, group activities and solo recitals. Camp concludes with the Adventures in Music Gala Recital where students perform an ensemble piece.

*Students must have taken a minimum of three months of lessons to register.

Strings | Grades 3-8

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Strings camp. (Samford Arts)

This week-long camp for violin, viola and cello lets students learn and perform music with other musicians. Campers take part in daily private lessons, chamber ensemble, full group rehearsals and classes in theory and music literature. They will also perform in a final concert on the last day of camp. 

  • When: July 24-28 | 8AM-12:30PM
  • Cost: $325 (includes T-shirt + ensemble music)
  • Register

For more events with Samford Arts, visit their calendar and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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