Friday, April 16, 2010

Paying Tribute to Teachers...and the Spiveys

Spivey Hall pays tribute to teachers at Saturday evening's 8:15 PM recital by critically-acclaimed guitarist Jason Vieaux, whose program encompasses a fascinating mix of works by Albeniz, Bach, Brouwer, and the legendary American guitarist Pat Metheny (in Vieaux's own arrangements sanctioned by Metheny). Since it's Spivey Hall's 2010 Teacher Appreciation Night, any teacher or educational administrator is welcome to attend this performance for FREE, and may purchase a companion ticket for just $10.  It's our way of saying THANK YOU to educators for all they do, in the classroom and beyond, to make a positive difference in the lives of young people. Good seats are available; plus there's a post-concert cake-and-punch reception with Jason Vieaux afterwards.  Tickets are available at the door on Saturday night, or call (678) 466-4200 to leave a message ( the box office opens at 7:15 PM).

We also pay our annual tribute to the visionary founders of Spivey Hall, Walter and Emilie Spivey, with Sunday's 3 PM recital by internationally celebrated pianist Richard Goode, who gives the 2010 Spivey Memorial Concert.He will peform two Preludes and Fugues from Book II of J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, three Classical-period sonatas by Joseph Haydn, and Robert Schumann's marvelous Kreisleriana, one of the composer's hallmark works, rich with Romantic character.  Richard Goode is revered the world over for his extraordinary depth of musical understanding and expression.  As an added bonus, he will present a free pre-concert talk at 2:00 PM (one hour before concert) from the stage; his topic is Haydn's piano sonatas, and he will illustrate his talk with musical examples at the piano.  A few tickets are still available, either online at or from the Box Office.  

This recital promises to be one of the great artistic highlights of our 2009/10 concert season, which draws to a close in May. Come hear some great music while you can!


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