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Recital--Organ Solo
Spivey Hall (Morrow, GA, United States)
KEN COWAN, organ ALAN MORRISON, organ CHERRY RHODES, organ

Post-concert Dinner – 5:45 PM • $40 $60 | BUY TICKETS The Season 26 Walter and Emilie Spivey Memorial Concert Spivey Hall proudly observes the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ created by Fratelli Ruffatti, celebrating its magnificence through the artistry of three master organists. Performances by Ken Cowan have been praised as “absolutely stunning” (Organ Canada) and “articulate and thrilling” (Los Angeles Times). “His unassuming manner and his sure and relaxed technique hide a fiery yet totally musical approach to organ playing” (The Diapason). Spivey Hall Organist-in-Residence Alan Morrison is a “superb” and “first-rate organist” (ArkivMusic.com) who “knows something about igniting audience passions. Without hesitation and throughout, Morrison’s playing is consummate and dazzling” (Fanfare). The first American to win an international organ competition (Munich), Cherry Rhodes completed her advanced studies with Jean Guillou and Marie-Claire Alain. During her brilliant career she has toured extensively, frequently premiering new music. Her Pro Organo release, Everyone Dance, has been hailed by The American Organist as “a joyous celebration of unrivaled artistry.” In demand as an adjudicator and master class leader, she has taught for four decades at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Spivey Hall (Morrow, GA, United States)
Alan Morrison

PART I: THE KING OF INSTRUMENTS 3:00 PM FREE GENERAL ADMISSION, TICKETS REQUIRED ALAN MORRISON, ORGANIST-IN-RESIDENCE, SPIVEY HALL THOMAS MCCOOK, SPIVEY HALL ORGAN CURATOR, WIDENER & CO., INC. DWIGHT JONES, PRESIDENT, INTEGRATED ORGAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC Spivey Hall’s Fratelli Ruffatti pipe organ is a marvelous instrument. But how does it work? Why are there so many pipes, and why do they sound different? What’s going on with all those keyboards, knobs, and switches on the organ console? How are fingers and feet used to play the organ? Why does the organ have a computer? What are the creative choices organists must make when performing a particular piece of organ music? Answers to these and other organ mysteries will be revealed in a family-friendly, interactive session led by a trio of experts who star in Spivey Hall’s new educational video, The King of Instruments: History, Science, and Music of the Pipe Organ, written and directed by Marshall Peterson. Video excerpts will be followed by Q&A with the experts, musical examples and performances by Organist-in-Residence Alan Morrison, plus the chance to go on stage to see the organ console and peek into the organ case. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the lobby. The King of Instruments video is a production of Spivey Hall Education made possible by support from the Chaparral Foundation and the Spivey Hall Friends. PART II: DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING: ARCHITECTS OF SOUND 4:45 PM FREE General Admission, Tickets Required Architects of Sound tells the fascinating story of the step-by-step creation of Spivey Hall’s Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ – from the shaping of molten tin-andlead alloy into pipes and the selection of mahogany logs used to build the organ by Fratelli Ruffatti in Italy, to the trans-Atlantic shipping of its many-thousand pieces to Georgia and its installation in Spivey Hall over a six-month period, culminating in the organ’s dedication concerts in May 1992. A 30-minute documentary broadcast throughout Georgia and the United States, Architects of Sound was produced in 1992 by Melissa Hampton for Georgia Public Television with videography by Don...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Spivey Hall (GA, United States)
Alan Morrison

PART I: THE KING OF INSTRUMENTS 3:00 PM FREE GENERAL ADMISSION, TICKETS REQUIRED ALAN MORRISON, ORGANIST-IN-RESIDENCE, SPIVEY HALL THOMAS MCCOOK, SPIVEY HALL ORGAN CURATOR, WIDENER & CO., INC. DWIGHT JONES, PRESIDENT, INTEGRATED ORGAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC Spivey Hall’s Fratelli Ruffatti pipe organ is a marvelous instrument. But how does it work? Why are there so many pipes, and why do they sound different? What’s going on with all those keyboards, knobs, and switches on the organ console? How are fingers and feet used to play the organ? Why does the organ have a computer? What are the creative choices organists must make when performing a particular piece of organ music? Answers to these and other organ mysteries will be revealed in a family-friendly, interactive session led by a trio of experts who star in Spivey Hall’s new educational video, The King of Instruments: History, Science, and Music of the Pipe Organ, written and directed by Marshall Peterson. Video excerpts will be followed by Q&A with the experts, musical examples and performances by Organist-in-Residence Alan Morrison, plus the chance to go on stage to see the organ console and peek into the organ case. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the lobby. The King of Instruments video is a production of Spivey Hall Education made possible by support from the Chaparral Foundation and the Spivey Hall Friends. PART II: DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING: ARCHITECTS OF SOUND 4:45 PM FREE General Admission, Tickets Required Architects of Sound tells the fascinating story of the step-by-step creation of Spivey Hall’s Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ – from the shaping of molten tin-andlead alloy into pipes and the selection of mahogany logs used to build the organ by Fratelli Ruffatti in Italy, to the trans-Atlantic shipping of its many-thousand pieces to Georgia and its installation in Spivey Hall over a six-month period, culminating in the organ’s dedication concerts in May 1992. A 30-minute documentary broadcast throughout Georgia and the United States, Architects of Sound was produced in 1992 by Melissa Hampton for Georgia Public Television with videography by Don...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Spivey Hall (Morrow, GA, United States)
Alan Morrison

$40 | BUY TICKETS “Visionary in his choice of colors and ability to shape music into lucid forms” with “plenty of bravura when called for” (The Birmingham News), Spivey Hall Organist-in-Residence Alan Morrison is widely recognized as one of the premier concert organists of his generation. Head of the Organ Department at The Curtis Institute of Music, Associate Professor of Organ at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, and College Organist at Ursinus College, Morrison is a frequent performer in organ series across the United States and Canada. “A superlative artist”...

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Recital--Organ Plus
Spivey Hall (Morrow, GA, United States)
ALAN MORRISON, ORGANIST-IN-RESIDENCE, SPIVEY HALL

Organ Discovery Day FREE Musical examples and performances by Organist-in-Residence Alan Morrison, plus the chance to go on stage to see the organ console and peek into the organ case. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the lobby. The King of Instruments video is a production of Spivey Hall Education made possible by support from the Chaparral Foundation and the Spivey Hall Friends.

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Recital--Organ Solo
Saint Norbert Abbey Church, 1016 N Broadway (De Pere, WI, United States)
Alan Morrison

50th anniversary of the Casavant organ.

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Recital--Organ Solo
Philadelphia Cathedral (Philadelphia, PA, United States)
Madeline, Tsai, Jessica Lee, Jennifer Myoung, Riyehee Hong, Alan Morrison, Sean Price, Ian Pomerantz, Kathleen Scheide and Grace Kim

On Friday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. Philadelphia Cathedral,located at 3723 Chestnut Street, (on 38th Street between Chestnut and Market Streets), hosts Westminster Choir College of Rider University with students, friends and faculty performing Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer’s Musicalischer Parnassus (1738) Harpsichord Suites depicting the IX Muses. For more information, please call 215-386-0234, ext 104,

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Recital--Organ Solo
Philadelphia Cathedral, 3723 Chestnut Street (Philadelphia, PA, United States)
Alan Morrison

Alan Morrison is recognized as one of America’s premier concert organists. His concert appearances in some of the most prestigious organ concert venues in North America emphasize his achievements as a performer and the respect Mr. Morrison has gained in the concert organ world. Mr. Morrison is a graduate of both The Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School of Music receiving degrees in both organ and piano accompanying/chamber music. At the age of 33, Mr. Morrison was appointed Head of the Organ Department at the world renowned conservatory, The Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia). He recently was honored with the Haas Charitable Trust Chair in Organ Studies at Curtis. He is in his twelfth year as College Organist at Ursinus College (Collegeville, PA.) and is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Organ at Westminster Choir College of Rider University His recent performance during the inaugural festival of the Dobson organ in Verizon Hall drew laudatory reviews from numerous national publications. He is a regular performer at The Kimmel Center where he also serves as an artistic...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Philadelphia Cathedral, 3723 Chestnut Street (Philadelphia, PA, United States)
Alan Morrison

Alan Morrison is recognized as one of America’s premier concert organists. His concert appearances in some of the most prestigious organ concert venues in North America emphasize his achievements as a performer and the respect Mr. Morrison has gained in the concert organ world. Mr. Morrison is a graduate of both The Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School of Music receiving degrees in both organ and piano accompanying/chamber music. At the age of 33, Mr. Morrison was appointed Head of the Organ Department at the world renowned conservatory, The Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia). He recently was honored with the Haas Charitable Trust Chair in Organ Studies at Curtis. He is in his twelfth year as College Organist at Ursinus College (Collegeville, PA.) and is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Organ at Westminster Choir College of Rider University His recent performance during the inaugural festival of the Dobson organ in Verizon Hall drew laudatory reviews from numerous national publications. He is a regular performer at The Kimmel Center where he also serves as an artistic...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Saint Norbert Abbey (De Pere, WI, United States)
Alan Morrison

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