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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 Solo
Spivey Hall (Morrow, GA, United States)
Thomas Trotter

$30 “Thomas Trotter completely deserves his high repute in the organ world. His technical prowess…is able to make light of all problems…, the servant of a musical intelligence that is both mature and versatile” (The American Organist). Birmingham City Organist at St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, British virtuoso Thomas Trotter is “unquestionably one of today’s greatest organists” (International Record Review).

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Recital--Organ Solo
Spivey Hall (Morrow, GA, United States)
Simon Thomas Jacobs

$30 Rising star Simon Thomas Jacobs won the 2013 St. Albans International Organ Competitions’ First Prize for Interpretation, Audience Prize, and International Organ Festival Gold Medal. A 2009 honors graduate of Clare College, University of Cambridge, the British native is presently Fellow in Sacred Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, and performs in prestigious venues including King’s College, Cambridge, Notre Dame de Paris, San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral and Moscow’s International Performing Arts Center.

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Recital--Organ Solo
Spivey Hall (Morrow, GA, United States)
Isabelle Demers

Head of Baylor University’s organ program and an acclaimed recording artist, Quebec native Isabelle Demers is “a particularly talented member of today’s group of up-and-coming young organists” and “a virtuoso” (The Diapason). “Her composure, conviction and compelling musicianship held the audience spellbound” (Michael Barone, Pipedreams).

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Recital--Organ Solo
Spivey Hall (Morrow, GA, United States)
Alex Benford

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Recital--Organ Solo
Sisters Chapel, Spelman College Campus (Atlanta, GA, United States)
Nicole Keller

Nicole Keller is in demand as a solo and chamber music recitalist throughout the United States. She will perform the last concert in the Harreld-James Organ Recital Series, sponsored by the music department of Spelman College.

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Recital--Organ Solo
St. Philip’s Cathedral (Atlanta, GA, United States)
Nigel Potts

This all-Elgar concert includes transcriptions, the Sonata in G major and is supported by the Elgar Society.

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Recital--Organ Solo
First Presbyterian Church (Covington, GA, United States)
Dan Miller, Alice Griffin Walker, Becky Griffin Ramsey

Hear nationally renowned organist, Dan Miller, perform with itentical twins, Alice Walker and Becky Ramsey, on pipe organ and two Rodgers Trillium organs.

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Recital--Organ Solo
Cathedral of Christ the King (Atlanta, GA, United States)
Shelly Moorman Stahlman

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