Spivey Hall bringing in big names for the fall

Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall (www.spiveyhall.org), the Southeast’s premier recital hall renowned internationally for its superior acoustics and the excellence of its classical, jazz and world music artists, today announced details of its October and November 2013 programming.

The start of the venue’s twenty-third season presents concerts in each of the six Spivey series – Piano, String, Vocal, Organ, Guitar and Jazz and Swing. Headlining October’s programming is the Tetzlaff Quartet, making its second Atlanta appearance following its 2008 Spivey Hall debut. November performances include the Spivey debut of Georgia mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, who recently returned from the U.K. as the winner of BBC Cardiff’s “Singer of the World” competition.
In addition to the Spivey Series performances, Spivey Hall will also host two Honors Choir Workshops and five concerts presented by the Clayton State University Department of Visual and Performing Arts/Division of Music.

“Spivey Hall patrons have a big season to look forward to, with over fifty scheduled performances and guest artists from ten countries,” said Samuel C. Dixon, executive and artistic director, Spivey Hall.
“None of this would be possible without support from Clayton State University and The Walter & Emilie Spivey Foundation, and our individual donors, The Friends of Spivey Hall, whose deeply appreciated generosity ensures that great music continues to thrive at Spivey Hall.”

Opening the season and Spivey Hall’s Piano Series on October 13 is British pianist Imogen Cooper, who performs Schubert’s magnificent final three sonatas.
The Tetzlaff Quartet, praised for the probing intensity of its performances, ushers in the String Series on October 20.
Leading the Organ Series on November 2 is American organist Paul Jacobs, head of the Juilliard School’s organ department, followed by acclaimed American lyric tenor Nicholas Phan on November 3, the first of four outstanding young singers all making their Spivey Vocal Series debuts. North Shore Chicago native Adam Levin kicks off Guitar Series recitals with his Georgia debut on November 16.

Rounding out the series starts, top jazz pianist Kenny Barron returns for an eagerly awaited trio performance at Spivey Hall on November 23, the first in the Jazz and Swing Series.

With free parking and close proximity to Atlanta, Spivey Hall’s 392-seat auditorium is the perfect option for an intimate music experience. For full program details for all performances, tickets or more information, call the Spivey Hall Box Office at (678) 466-4200, or visit www.spiveyhall.org. In addition to the standard ticket pricing indicated for each performance, there is a 50 percent discount available to students and Georgia educators with ID.
Discounted tickets are available only through the box office, which is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.