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Spivey Hall

Call: (678) 466-4200 or visit www.spiveyhall.org
Spivey Hall is Clayton State's Performing Arts Theater. Known for great classical and jazz performances over the years. The Center opened in 1991.

Joshua Bell

Friday September 30, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
Internationally renowned for his “quicksilver virtuosity” (ArtsATL.com), Joshua Bell

is a classical music superstar who consistently gives exciting, not-to-be-missed performances.

His distinctive sound is “beautiful, round, focused and unfailingly in tune, and he

lavishes it in equal measure on al...
Cost: $100-$150

Europa Galante & Fabio Biondi

Saturday October 8, 2022 07:30 PM EDT
About the Artists “The searching and virtuosic Italian violinist Fabio Biondi and his excellent period ensemble, Europa Galante” (The New York Times) enthrall audiences with exhilarating playing that is “inviting, energetic, tightly cohesive, and transparent in texture” (Los Angeles Times). Gramopho...
Cost: $75-$95

Curtis on Tour: Eric Owens, bass-baritone & Singers of Curtis Opera Theatre

Sunday October 16, 2022 03:00 PM EDT
Curtis on Tour

The Nina von Maltzahn Global Touring Initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music

Four emerging professional artists join celebrated bass-baritone Eric Owens to share the stage with their mentor, himself a 1995 Curtis Institute of Music alumnus and now their alma mater’s director of ...
Cost: $70-$90

Igor Levit, piano

Sunday October 23, 2022 03:00 PM EDT
“Igor Levit’s pianism emerges as a force of nature” (The Guardian). “An artist who combines acute intelligence and technical panache” (Gramophone), “he asserts himself through his grasp of musical architecture, his differentiation of moods, his urgency of expression” (The New Yorker). “Levit’s phr...
Cost: $80-$100

Wycliffe Gordon and the International All Stars

Saturday October 29, 2022 07:30 PM EDT
Jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon is “one of those performers who instantly connect with an audience” (JazzTimes). A former veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Statesboro, Georgia native tours the world performing hardswinging, straight-ahead jazz, accla...
Cost: $50-$70

Gunnar Idenstam, organ & Erik Rydvall, nyckelharpa

Saturday November 12, 2022 03:00 PM EST
Swedish organist Gunnar Idenstam “is one of the most talented organists on the international concert scene” (Corriere del Ticino). His improvisations “occupy their own universe – part hard apocalyptic rock, part elfin folklore, part nave-shaking French symphony” (Gramophone), but “in such a convinci...
Cost: $50-$75

Ben Bliss,tenor & Lachlan Glen, piano

Sunday November 13, 2022 03:00 PM EST
“An excellent tenor, strong and attractive of tone and manner” (The New York Times), Ben Bliss is “a model of relaxed, assured singing” (New York Classical Review) with “style, sensitivity, and easily achieved upper register” (Santa Fe New Mexican). The Kansas native and Metropolitan Opera Beverly...
Cost: $70-$85

Merz Trio

Sunday November 20, 2022 03:00 PM EST
“The incredibly gifted, innovative, and charming Merz Trio” (CutCommon) made a sweep of recent U.S. chamber awards, taking top prizes at the 2021 Naumburg, 2019 Concert Artists Guild, 2019 Fischoff, and 2018 Chesapeake competitions. “The playing of this young trio, both precise and evocative, promis...
Cost: $65-$80

Sons of Serendip

Sunday December 4, 2022 03:00 PM EST
In a series of serendipitous events spanning years, the lives of four gifted men took an unexpected turn when they auditioned for America’s Got Talent. As Season 9 finalists, Sons of Serendip won tremendous acclaim by offering fresh interpretations of popular music. “A lot of folks wonder what our...
Cost: $50-$80

Dover Quartet

Sunday January 15, 2023 03:00 PM EST
“Expert musicianship, razor-sharp ensemble, deep musical feeling and a palpable commitment to communication” (Chicago Tribune) are hallmarks of the Dover Quartet, whose members are “a superb match, supremely unified in sound and musical intention” (ClevelandClassical.com) with “a rare musical combin...
Cost: $70-$85

Alan Morrison, organ

Saturday January 21, 2023 03:00 PM EST
Praised for his “refreshing depth of interpretative insight” (The Organists’ Review), Alan Morrison is “visionary in his choice of colors and ability to shape music into lucid forms” (The Birmingham News), “a virtuoso of flawless technique and refined taste” (The Plain Dealer) whose “playing is cons...
Cost: $50-$65

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Saturday January 28, 2023 03:00 PM EST
“A probing musical analyst as well as an interpreter of enormous technical panache and poetic nuance” (San Francisco Chronicle), the celebrated pianist Leif Ove Andsnes is equally admired for his unaffected and engaging personality on stage and off. “Andsnes has entered an elite circle of pianisti...
Cost: $80-$100

Matthew Whitaker Quintet

Saturday February 18, 2023 07:30 PM EST
Born in 2001, Matthew Whitaker began playing music at age 3, after his grandfather gave him a small Yamaha keyboard. At 9, Matthew began teaching himself how to play the Hammond B3 organ. By the time he was 15, he was the youngest artist to be endorsed by Hammond in its 80+ year history and the youn...
Cost: $50-$75

Lucille Chung, piano

Sunday February 19, 2023 03:00 PM EST
Born in Montréal, Canadian pianist Lucille Chung is acclaimed for her “brilliant, crystalline performances” (BBC Music) and “riveting, illuminating, fiery, transcendental pianism” (New York Concert Review). First Prize winner of the 1989 Stravinsky International Piano Competition, Lucille Chung gr...
Cost: $70-$85

Raúl Prieto Ramírez

Saturday February 25, 2023 03:00 PM EST
“Raúl Prieto Ramírez is a colossally talented organist” (The Washington Blade). At age 27, he was named the first organist of Madrid’s National Concert Hall. From studies in his native Spain, advanced training in Germany and Russia, and work on interpretation with Marie-Claire Alain and other renown...
Cost: $50-$65

Catalyst Quartet & Anthony McGill, clarinet

Sunday February 26, 2023 03:00 PM EST
In its Carnegie Hall debut, the Catalyst Quartet earned praise for its “invariably energetic and finely burnished” playing and “earthy vigor” (The New York Times). The Quartet’s latest concert/recording series, UNCOVERED, showcases beautifully crafted works by composers historically overlooked due...
Cost: $65-$80

Boris Giltburg

Sunday March 12, 2023 03:00 PM EDT
Winner of the 2013 Queen Elisabeth Competition, Boris Giltburg devoted the year 2020 to Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, making audio and video recordings while blogging along the way. His performances revealed “fresh perspective on terrain one thought one knew, shedding new light in view of current re...
Cost: $70-$100

Elias String Quartet

Saturday March 18, 2023 03:00 PM EDT
The Elias String Quartet is lauded for its Beethoven quartet cycle recorded live-inconcert at London’s Wigmore Hall. “This immensely talented string quartet has the rare quality of unforced spontaneity” (The Sunday Telegraph). “In the opening movement of the first ‘Razumovsky’ Quartet Op. 59 No. 1 t...
Cost: $70-$85

Fleur Barron, mezzo-soprano & Julius Drake, piano

Sunday March 19, 2023 03:00 PM EDT
Fleur Barron’s mezzo-soprano is “multi-layered and vibrant: imagine a voice that seems to have the blood in one’s viens and the life forces of nature running through it” (Opera News). Hailed as “a charismatic star” (The Boston Globe) and “a knockout performer” (The Times), the Singaporean-British ...
Cost: $70-$85

Jazzmeia Horn & Her Noble Force

Saturday March 25, 2023 07:30 PM EDT
Jazzmeia Horn is “without a doubt among the jazz world’s most exciting young vocalists…her sound is explosive and bright and rich, catnip for audiences looking for boldness that’s still traditional” (Billboard). Winner of both the Sarah Vaughan and the Thelonious Monk vocal-jazz competitions and a...
Cost: $50-$65

Stephen Hough, piano

Saturday April 1, 2023 03:00 PM EDT
A MacArthur Fellowship “genius grant” honoree, British pianist Stephen Hough “is a profound thinker as well as a mercurial performer” (The Times). “Few living pianists manage to combine open-hearted virtuosity with so tangible and unaffected a sense of an inner world beyond the notes” (The Arts Desk...
Cost: $80-$100

Camerata RCO

Sunday April 2, 2023 03:00 PM EDT
“Praised for their “sophisticated, expressive music making with a precision ensemble as snug as the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle” (The Washington Post), musicians of Amsterdam’s world-renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra serve up a chamber music feast celebrating the melodic gifts and lively wit of t...
Cost: $70-$90

Alan Morrison

Saturday April 15, 2023 03:00 PM EDT
Critically acclaimed for his “colorful and thrilling playing” (The American Organist) and “unsurpassed technical virtuosity” (The American Organist), Atlanta native Alan Morrison reveals his exceptional musicianship in masterful performances of music both familiar and new. “His strengths are clari...
Cost: $50-$65

Camilla Tilling

Sunday April 16, 2023 03:00 PM EDT
“The excellent Swedish soprano Camilla Tilling” (Los Angeles Times) “sounds at the height of her powers, her voice still limpid, fresh and youthful, her interpretative skills those of a mature artist” (The Sunday Times). “It’s difficult to resist the purity of her sound, the loveliness of her pear...
Cost: $70-$85

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Sunday May 7, 2023 03:00 PM EDT
Nobody put more Americans “In the Mood” for great swing music than hitmaker Glenn Miller, leader of the most famous big band of all time. The Miller sound lives on through performances by the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra with music director, vocal soloist, and Atlanta native Nick Hilscher, “a...
Cost: $50-$65

Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Saturday May 13, 2023 03:00 PM EDT
Behzod Abduraimov is “a pianist with an abundance of ‘style and idea’: both virtuoso command and individuality of voice” (Gramophone). “His secret: authenticity, control and a velvet pianissimo” (NRC Handelsblad). “His delicate playing captivates immediately” (Süddeutsche Zeitung). “Abduraimov did...
Cost: $70-$100

Franklin Pond Chamber Music Competition

Sunday May 29, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
The Franklin Pond Chamber Music Competition and Awards Concert bring Georgia’s most talented young classical musicians together in a day of chamber music competition and performance. Both events are free, but tickets are required for Awards Concert. May 29, 4 pm. Spivey Hall, Clayton State Univers...
Cost: Free

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Sunday May 22, 2022 03:00 PM EDT
SH: Nobody put more Americans
Cost: $25-$50

Spivey Hall Organ Series - Alan Morrison & Friends

Saturday May 21, 2022 03:00 PM EDT
SH: Musical collaborations are central to his concert career.
Cost: $20-$40

Spivey Hall Strings Series - Gautier Capucon and Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Saturday May 7, 2022 07:30 PM EDT
SH:
Cost: $35-$70

Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano & Jake Heggie, piano

Friday May 6, 2022 07:30 PM EDT
Since winning the Main and Song prizes at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, Georgia native Jamie Barton has conquered all before her, garnering international acclaim as “a leader of a new generation of opera stars” with a voice “rich and full of color, pouring from her with ease” (The...
Cost: $35-$75

Spivey Hall Piano Series - Louis Lortie

Saturday April 30, 2022 03:00 PM EDT
SH: French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie is an artist of
Cost: $32.50-$65

Spivey Hall Strings Series - Takacs Quartet

Sunday April 24, 2022 03:00 PM EDT
SH: The Grammy Award-winning Takacs Quartet
Cost: $35-$70

David Russell , guitar

Sunday April 10, 2022 03:00 PM EDT
SH: Grammy Award-winning guitarist David Russell
Cost: $25-$50

George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Saturday April 9, 2022 07:30 PM EDT
SH: There is no end to the joy and wit of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, whose all strumming, all-singing members take an imaginative, equal-opportunity approach to reinterpreting any tune that tickles their fancy
Cost: $30-$60

Spivey Hall Piano Series - Paul Lewis

Sunday April 3, 2022 03:00 PM EDT
  English pianist Paul Lewis is “a self-effacing pianist never keen to show off his virtuosic prowess and, at the same time, one of the most probing artists of his generation” (Bachtrack). He creates a “precise illusion of music being less performed than revealed, or allowed to speak lucidly on it...
Cost: $40-$75

Hopkinson Smith , lute

Sunday March 27, 2022 03:00 PM EDT
SH: Hopkinson Smith is
Cost: $25-$50

Spivey Hall Jazz Series - Sean Jones Quartet

Saturday March 26, 2022 07:30 PM EDT
SH: A Jazz Orchestra of Lincoln Center and SFJAZZ Collective veteran
Cost: $25-$50

Spivey Hall Piano Series - Benjamin Grosvenor

Sunday March 20, 2022 03:00 PM EDT
SH:
Cost: $32.50-$65

Shana Tucker: Chambersoul, Cello & Song

Friday March 18, 2022 07:30 PM EDT
Cellist. Singer-Songwriter. Arts Advocate. Teaching Artist. Collaborator. Cultural Conduit. “…beautiful intensity exudes from the “chambersoul” of Shana Tucker, a singer-songwriter whose main instrument is the cello. Her original gumbo of jazz, folk and R&B evokes the spirit of Bill Wither...
Cost: $25.00

Spivey Hall Vocal Series - Jakub Jozef Orlinski and Michal Biel

Sunday March 6, 2022 02:00 PM EST
SH: Polish countertenor Jakub Jozef Orlinski
Cost: $25-$50

Spivey Hall Organ Series - Nathan Laube

Saturday March 5, 2022 02:00 PM EST
SH: Praise abounds for American organist Nathan Laube,
Cost: $20-$40

Spivey Hall Piano Series - Steven Osborne

Sunday February 20, 2022 03:00 PM EST
In performances by Steven Osborne, “one of the UK”s most gifted pianists active today” (Bachtrack), “vast technical command is balanced by penetrating insight” (The Guardian). His playing is “idiomatic at every level and breathtaking in its sweep and verve” (The Herald).
Cost: $30-$60

Spivey Hall Strings Series - Castalian String Quartet

Saturday February 19, 2022 03:00 PM EST
SH: Showered with awards and accolades since its formation in 2011, the London-based Castalian String Quartet has distinguished itself as one of the most dynamic, sophisticated young string quartets performing today.
Cost: $25-$50

Gerald Finley, Julius Drake

Sunday February 6, 2022 08:00 PM EST
Pre-concert Talk one hour before performance at 2pm..Clayton State music professor Dr.Kurt-Alexander Zeller gives engaging, insightful talks about the music, and often plays recorded excerpts of pieces in the program. These talks begin one hour prior to concert time for selected Strings and Vocal se...
Cost: $30-$75

Spivey Hall Vocal Series - Gerald Finley and Julius Drake

Sunday February 6, 2022 03:00 PM EST
SH:
Cost: $30-$60

Spivey Hall Organ Series - Gunnar Idenstam and Erik Rydvall

Saturday February 5, 2022 03:00 PM EST
SH: Swedish organist Gunnar Idenstam
Cost: $20-$40

Richard Elliott

Saturday February 5, 2022 03:00 PM EST
Pre-concert Talk on stage at 2:15pm given by Alan Morrison and Richard Elliott. Show at 3pm
Cost: $40

Spivey Hall Jazz Series - Regina Carter Quartet

Saturday January 22, 2022 07:30 PM EST
SH: Trying to fit Regina Carter into a neatly defined musical category is pointless. She enjoys performing many styles of music
Cost: $25-$50

Christmas with The King's Singers

Sunday December 19, 2021 03:00 PM EST
SH: Distinctive qualities define the enduring excellence of The King
Cost: $37.50-$75

Spivey Hall Piano Series - Alexander Romanovsky (virtual concert)

Sunday December 5, 2021 03:00 PM EST
SH: First Prize winner of the 2001 Busoni Competition, Ukrainian pianist Alexander Romanovsky
Cost: $25

Spivey Hall Jazz Series - The Badass & the Beautiful: Ms. Lisa Fischer with Taylor Eigsti

Saturday December 4, 2021 07:30 PM EST
SH: Grammy Award-winning Lisa Fischer (
Cost: $25-$50

Spivey Hall Organ Series - Jonathan Ryan

Saturday November 13, 2021 03:00 PM EST
SH: At the 2014 American Guild of Organists National Convention,
Cost: $20-$40

Spivey Hall Strings Series - Modigliani Quartet

Sunday November 7, 2021 03:00 PM EST
SH: The Paris-based Modigliani Quartet
Cost: $30-$60

Spivey Hall Organ Series - Alan Morrison

Saturday October 9, 2021 03:00 PM EDT
SH: Hailed as
Cost: $20-$40

Spivey Hall Strings Series - Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Isata Kanneh-Mason (Virtual Concert)

Sunday October 3, 2021 03:00 PM EDT
Winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition, Sheku Kanneh- Mason became a household name worldwide after performing at the May 2018 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. Noted for his “astonishingly refreshing lyricism” (EarRelevant), he “is a player who makes you tune i...
Cost: $25

Spivey Hall Organ Series - Organ Discovery Day

Saturday October 2, 2021 03:00 PM EDT
SH: Organ Discovery Day celebrates the 30th anniversary of the magnificent Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ, made by Fratelli Ruffatti in Padua, Italy
Cost: Free

Spivey Hall Piano Series - Jeremy Denk

Sunday September 26, 2021 03:00 PM EDT
SH: One of America
Cost: $30-$60

Spivey Hall Summer World Music Festival: 8th of January

Thursday June 27, 2019 12:30 PM EDT
Part of Spivey Hall’s Summer World Music Festival, a power-packed, three-day celebration of global music, this year featuring Georgia band 8th of January, performing traditional and modern bluegrass tunes with original vocals and hard-driving instrumentals. Nominated for the Americana/Bluegrass GA M...
Cost: $3-$15

Spivey Hall Summer World Music Festival: Duo Pro Art

Thursday June 27, 2019 10:15 AM EDT
Part of Spivey Hall’s Summer World Music Festival. a power-packed, three-day celebration of global music, this featuring six concerts, including native Romanian musicians Duo Pro Art. Hear Hungarian, Balkan, and Turkish influences as they lead you on a musical journey through a beautiful country. ...
Cost: $3-$15

Spivey Hall Summer World Music Festival: Georgia Polka Connection

Wednesday June 26, 2019 12:30 PM EDT
Part of Spivey’s Summer World Music Festival, a power-packed, three-day celebration featuring global music from six artists, including a fun blend of polkas, waltzes, and traditional European music from The Georgia Polka Connection. Polka music is a form of European dance music that originated in Bo...
Cost: $3-$15

Spivey Hall Summer World Music Festival: Manga African Dance

Wednesday June 26, 2019 10:15 AM EDT
Spivey Hall's Summer World Music Festival is a power-packed, three-day celebration with six global music performances, including Manga African Dance, founded to preserve, present and teach indigenous African cultural arts through dance, drums, fashion, drama, songs, and more. Manga’s high-energy rep...
Cost: $3-$15

Southeast Korean Dance Association

Tuesday June 25, 2019 12:30 PM EDT
Part of Spivey Hall’s Summer World Music Festival, a power-packed, three-day celebration with six global concerts, including a colorful offering from The Southeast Korean Dance Association. Samulnori is based on Korean farmers’ traditional folk music involving lively rhythmic music performed in the ...
Cost: $3-$15

Summer World Music Festival: Mariachi Atlanta

Tuesday June 25, 2019 10:15 AM EDT
Part of Spivey’s Summer World Music Festival (June 25 - 27), Mariachi Atlanta celebrates a musical expression that dates back to at least 19th century Western Mexico. Mariachi goes beyond music; it is the sum of a cultural revolution expressed through a group of musicians, dressed in popular clothin...
Cost: $3-$15

Franklin Pond Chamber Music Competition and Awards Concert

Sunday May 26, 2019 12:00 AM EDT
The Franklin Pond Chamber Music Competition and Awards Concert brings Georgia’s most talented young classical musicians to compete in a day of chamber music competition and performance. Awards Concert tickets are $10 at the door. 4 p.m. May 26th. Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton ...
Cost: $10

Beatrice Rana

Tuesday May 21, 2019 07:30 PM EDT
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition 2014 Silver Medalist and Gramophone’s 2017 Young Artist of the Year Beatrice Rana makes an eagerly awaited return to Spivey Hall after making her triumphant debut with the season-opening concert there in 2014. The Italian pianist’s recital will include Fré...
Cost: $15-$60

Spivey Hall Children's Choir Program - May 19, 2019

Sunday May 19, 2019 03:00 PM EDT
The Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program celebrates spring and prepares for its summer tour appearances in Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee, with three Spivey Hall concerts proudly showcasing the talents of its 170 young members. On Saturday and Sunday, the Children’s Choir gives an expanded pro...
Cost: $25.00

Spivey Hall Children's Choir Program - May 18, 2019

Saturday May 18, 2019 03:00 PM EDT
The Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program celebrates spring and prepares for its summer tour appearances in Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee, with three Spivey Hall concerts proudly showcasing the talents of its 170 young members. On Saturday and Sunday, the Children’s Choir gives an expanded pro...
Cost: $25.00

Spivey Hall Children's Choir Program - May 17, 2019

Friday May 17, 2019 07:30 PM EDT
The Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program celebrates spring and prepares for its summer tour appearances in Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee, with three Spivey Hall concerts proudly showcasing the talents of its 170 young members. Friday's concert features all three choirs - the 120-member Childr...
Cost: $25.00

Schubert Piano Trios - May 11, 2019

Saturday May 11, 2019 07:30 PM EDT
Three acclaimed musicians with impressive individual careers - violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley, cellist Peter Wiley, and pianist Robert Levin - come together on the Spivey stage to bring life to two energetic and memorable pieces from Franz Schubert’s later years - Piano Trio in B-flat major, D. 898...
Cost: $20 - $65

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Sunday May 5, 2019 03:00 PM EDT
For its popular annual appearance at Spivey Hall, The Glenn Miller Orchestra will take the audience for a stroll down memory lane to when America’s “Greatest Generation” was in its youth. Musical director Nick Hilscher and the Orchestra are joined by vocal soloists in an exciting big-band performanc...
Cost: $40

Ahreum Han

Saturday May 4, 2019 03:00 PM EDT
Since her 2013 Spivey Hall debut, concert organist Ahreum Han has thrilled audiences throughout the United States and Europe with her compelling performances; the Nottingham Post noted of her 2013 performance at Royal Albert Hall that it had “a heartfelt depth and vitality, reflected in the way her ...
Cost: $15-$40

Nathan Laube (organ)

Sunday April 7, 2019 03:00 PM EDT
An established star among young classical musicians, concert organist Nathan Laube has quickly earned a place among the organ world’s elite performers. His creative programming of repertoire spanning five centuries, including his own virtuoso transcriptions of orchestral works, will showcase the Hal...
Cost: $15 - $40

Benjamin Beilman (violin), Orion Weiss (piano)

Saturday April 6, 2019 07:30 PM EDT
Attendees will be richly rewarded with this powerful joint recital, a Spivey Hall debut for Beilman. Beilman and Weiss’s program will include music by Beethoven and Bartók, but the highlight will be the duo’s performance of Demons, a four-movement, politically-themed sonata composed in 2017 for Beil...
Cost: $15-$50

Richard Goode, piano and Sarah Shafer, soprano

Sunday March 31, 2019 03:00 PM EDT
Proclaimed “one of the finest pianists in the world” (The Washington Post), Richard Goode returns to Spivey Hall with American soprano Sarah Shafer. Hailed as “a singer to watch” by Opera News, Shafer first collaborated with Goode at the Marlboro Music Festival, from which has evolved a rewarding ar...
Cost: $20 - $65

Warren Wolf: Generation Vibes

Saturday March 30, 2019 07:30 PM EDT
Virtuoso jazz vibraphonist Warren Wolf, “one of the instrument’s brightest stars” (All About Jazz), presents the music of Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, Gary Burton and Roy Ayers in Generation Vibes.
Cost: $15-$50

Simon Keenlyside, baritone, with Natalia Katyukova, piano

Sunday December 2, 2018 03:00 PM EST
A celebrated international opera star, Simon Keenlyside is also a captivating recitalist who “imbues each song with an uncannily rich clarity, combining emotive passion with stylish delicacy” (The Scotsman). “Armed with his dark, handsome baritone,” “he sings the poetry as if every word matters” (Fi...
Cost: $20-$65

Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano Baptiste Trotignon, piano

Sunday November 11, 2018 03:00 PM EST

Vocalist Kate Lindsey and French jazz pianist Baptiste Trotignon reprise their acclaimed pairing for the 2017 CD, Thousands of Miles (Naxos of America, Inc).

The program for the evening:

“Thousands of Miles”

Kurt Weill (1900-1950) — Nanna’s Lied

— Pirate Jenny – Barbara Song (from The Threep...
Cost: $15-$50

Clayton State University Music Drama

Friday April 21, 2017 08:00 PM EDT
This musical presentation is presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Division of Music.
Cost: $5-$10

Fred Hersch, piano

Friday April 7, 2017 08:00 PM EDT
“Solo Hersch is a complete, self-sufficient, uniquely pure art form” (Jazz Times). As he amply demonstrates in recent releases including Alone at the Vanguard and Fred Hersch—SOLO, Hersch is “a pianist of unfailing imagination, who plays with a coherence of touch and conception…(Audiophile...
Cost: $40

Louis Lortie, piano

Saturday April 1, 2017 08:00 PM EDT
“Louis Lortie was eloquent, poised and incisive” (Sydney Morning Herald). “As a virtuoso Lortie is uniquely human, and yet the sounds that emanate from his instrument belong to the sphere of the divine” (BachTrack.com). There will be a pre-concert brunch at 1:15 p.m., available for an additi...
Cost: $70

EbÃ?ne Quartet

Friday March 31, 2017 08:00 PM EDT
“The superb Quatuor Ebène has made a name for itself not only as an elegant purveyor of classical fare but also for jazz performances,” playing “with no-holds-barred fervor” (The New York Times). Come see them live!
Cost: $60

CSU Department of Visual and Performing Arts Dance Concert

Thursday March 30, 2017 08:00 PM EDT
This event is presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and Division of Music.
Cost: Free

Hilary Hahn, violin and Robert Levin, piano

Saturday March 25, 2017 08:00 PM EDT
A consummate artist and three-time Grammy Award winner, “Hilary Hahn is and remains a phenomenon” (Berliner Morgenpost). Her ever-evolving approach to music-making and her curiosity about the world have made her a fan favorite. She will joined by Robert Levin on piano. There will be a pre-concer...
Cost: $70

Miah Persson, soprano, Florian Boesch, baritone and Malcolm Martineau, piano

Friday March 24, 2017 08:00 PM EDT
With a voice “clear and lithe” and “a great sensitivity to the text” (The New York Times), acclaimed Swedish soprano Miah Persson creates “spine-tingling moments of vocal splendour” (Edinburgh Spotlight). Renowned Austrian baritone Florian Boesch is a compelling interpreter, “a perform...
Cost: $65

CSU Orchestra Saint-SaÃ?ns: Carnival of the Animals

Wednesday March 22, 2017 08:00 PM EDT
This event is presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and Division of Music.
Cost: Free

Bertrand Chamayou, piano

Saturday March 18, 2017 08:00 PM EDT
Frenchman Bertrand Chamayou wields a “staggering technique, commanding artistry, wide color palette, and controlled concentration” (ClassicsToday.com). In his performances of Schubert, “his tight reined, skillfully paced virtuosity and musicianship excel” (Classical-Music.com). Come experien...
Cost: $50

Sarah Connolly, mezzo soprano and Joseph Middleton, piano

Friday March 10, 2017 07:00 PM EST
Celebrated British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly “brings a deeply affecting radiance, sense of wonder and intelligence to everything she does” (Gramophone). She will be joined on stage by Joseph Middleton on piano. There will be a pre-concert talk at 6 p.m.
Cost: $50

Sean Jones Quartet

Friday March 3, 2017 07:00 PM EST
Leading “a powerhouse quartet” that can “hit hard from the outset and never give up,” Sean Jones possesses a formidable “arsenal as a trumpeter, including his sleek phrasing, pinpoint tone, exclamatory high notes, fleet technique and freedom from predictable phraseology” (Chicago Tribune...
Cost: $40

Alexander Gavrylyuk

Saturday February 25, 2017 07:00 PM EST
“One of the greatest discoveries of the past decade,” Ukraine native Alexander Gavrylyuk “enchants the public” with his “thoughtprovoking playing” (De Telegraaf). His “mindblowing virtuosity” and “electrifying pianistic display” (The Chautauquan Daily) belie his natural nobility ...
Cost: $50

Funny Bones: The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin with Dan Kamin & Steven Ball, organ

Friday February 24, 2017 07:00 PM EST
In Funny Bones, Kamin takes audiences on a magical excursion into Chaplin’s enchanted comic world through film clips, live performance, and the screening of a newly restored print of The Pawnshop, Chaplin’s 1916 comedy classic, complete with live accompaniment by Steven Ball on Spivey Hall’s m...
Cost: $40

The O'Connor Family Band, featuring Mark O'Connor

Friday February 17, 2017 07:00 PM EST
Fiddler, composer and educator Mark O’Connor is hailed as “brilliantly original” (The Seattle Times) and “one of America’s most beloved and highly regarded violinists” (NPR’s Mountain Stage). Come hear him and his band.
Cost: $25-$50

Clayton State University High School Choral Festival

Wednesday February 8, 2017 07:00 PM EST
Presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Division of Music, come hear the Clayton State University High School Choral perform for their 2017 festival.
Cost: Free

Joyce Yang, piano

Saturday February 4, 2017 07:00 PM EST
Called an “astonishing virtuoso with tremendous suggestive power and imagination” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung), Joyce Yang is blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (The Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice).
Cost: $60

Danish String Quartet

Friday February 3, 2017 07:00 PM EST
The Danish String Quartet “plays with an urgency that can feel dangerous, and with a unity of intention that makes familiar material stand out in bold relief, as if it were brand new territory. This is a group that makes you listen” (San Jose Mercury). There will be a pre-concert talk at 2 p.m.
Cost: $50

Stephen Tharp, organ

Friday January 27, 2017 07:00 PM EST
One of the great concert organists of this age, with more than 1,400 concerts given worldwide, Stephen Tharp “plays as if the music were in his life-blood: musical, spacious, accurate, persuasive, convincing” (Organists’ Review). There will be a pre-concert talk with Stephen Tharp and Alan Mor...
Cost: $40

Tammy McCann

Friday January 20, 2017 07:00 PM EST
“Classically trained but steeped in the sounds and rituals of Chicago jazz,” vocalist Tammy McCann finds “new tones and colors, fresh shadings and tints in an instrument that already ranks among the most alluring in jazz,” commanding a “luxuriant, supple, larger-than life” voice “that ...
Cost: $40

London Haydn Quartet, Eric Hoeprich, basset clarinet

Saturday January 7, 2017 07:00 PM EST
With “myriad details of shading and contrast, and beautifully calibrated phrasing,” the periodinstrument London Haydn Quartet wins praise for “revelatory” and “exquisitely rendered” interpretations of the Classical repertoire (The New York Times). There will be a pre-concert talk at 2 p....
Cost: $50

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Friday January 6, 2017 07:00 PM EST
Take a trip down memory lane with “Moonlight Serenade,” “American Patrol,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and other timeless tunes from the heyday of swing, sure to put a bounce in your step and a smile on your face. “The Glenn Miller Orchestra is worth hearing anywhere… Excellent” (Trip...
Cost: $40

Skylark Vocal Ensemble

Saturday December 10, 2016 07:00 PM EST
A premiere ensemble of leading American vocal soloists directed by Atlanta native Matthew Guard, the Skylark Vocal Ensemble is “a gem” (ArtsATL.com) and returns to Spivey Hall with a program of a cappella Christmas music spanning the centuries.
Cost: $40

Children's Choir, Tour Choir

Friday December 9, 2016 07:00 PM EST
Welcome Yule! Spivey Hall’s most cherished holiday tradition is the Children’s Choir Program’s December concerts. All three choirs perform on the Friday before. Then, on Saturday and Sunday, the Children’s Choir and Tour Choir perform an extended program. Each concert features audience sing-...
Cost: $25

Young Artists, Children's Choir, Tour Choir

Thursday December 8, 2016 07:00 PM EST
Welcome Yule! Spivey Hall’s most cherished holiday tradition is the Children’s Choir Program’s December concerts. All three choirs perform on Friday. On the following Saturday and Sunday, the Children’s Choir and Tour Choir perform an extended program. Each concert features an audience sing-...
Cost: $25

Fred Hughes Trio: I'll Be Home for Christmas

Friday December 2, 2016 07:00 PM EST
“Pianist Fred Hughes likes to tilt familiar tunes in the light, this way and that, in search of new melodic and rhythmic facets. The process pays off handsomely” (The Washington Post). With endless “technique, talent and taste” (JazzTimes), this show is sure to entertain during the holiday s...
Cost: $40

Hopkinson Smith, lute

Friday December 2, 2016 07:00 PM EST
“Hopkinson Smith plays the lute like it never went out of style. His virtuosity goes beyond physical facility to realize a rare metaphysical poetry” (Classical CD Review). He has been called, “without doubt the finest lute player in the world today” (San Francisco Chronicle). Come hear his t...
Cost: $40

Christmas at Clayton State

Thursday December 1, 2016 07:00 PM EST
Presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and Division of Music, will music by the Clayton State University Orchestra, directed by Dr. Richard Bell and the Clayton State Community Chorus and Clayton State University Chorale, directed by Dr. Michael Fuchs, this evening is the perfect ...
Cost: $5-$10

Clayton Community Big Band, Stacey Houghton

Sunday November 27, 2016 07:00 PM EST
Presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Division of Music, Stacy Houghton will spend the evening directing the Clayton Community Big Band.
Cost: Free

Take 6: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Saturday November 26, 2016 07:00 PM EST
Heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet!,” Take 6 is six virtuosic voices united in crystal-clear harmony against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop.
Cost: $50

A Chanticleer Christmas

Friday November 25, 2016 07:00 PM EST
“The world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker), Chanticleer is renowned for its “precise, pure and deeply felt singing” (The New York Times). They are called “America’s a cappella pride and joy” (ClassicsToday.com). William Fred Scott is the music director for this event.
Cost: $65

Clayton State University Jazz Combo, Stacey Houghton

Tuesday November 15, 2016 07:00 PM EST
This event is presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and Division of Music. Stacy Houghton will be directing the Clayton State University Jazz Combo.
Cost: Free

Lysander Piano Trio

Saturday November 12, 2016 07:00 PM EST
The award-winning Lysander Piano Trio is distinguished by its “incredible ensemble, articulate and imaginative ideas and wide palette of colours” as well the “sensitivity, panache and emotional depth” of its performances (The Strad). A free, pre-concert talk will take place at 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $40

Christian Sands Trio

Friday November 11, 2016 07:00 PM EST
“Mr. Sands reeled off a solo of such hot-dogging virtuosity that the only proper response was to gasp or holler” (The New York Times). Protégé of Dr. Billy Taylor and frequent collaborator with bassist Christian McBride, pianist Christian Sands commands “astonishing chops” (JazzTimes) and ...
Cost: $40

Heinavanker

Saturday November 5, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
The Estonian a cappella early-music vocal ensemble Heinavanker (“Hay Wain” or “Hay Wagon,” inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s fantastical triptych) sings “gorgeous melodies with pure, ringing unisons and beautifully balanced harmonies, colored by free, deftly woven ornaments…a fascinating ...
Cost: $40

Shakespeare in Song: Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller, tenor Dr. Michiko Otaki, piano

Friday November 4, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and Division of Music as a part of the Shakespeare Festival, this event will feature selections especially for tenor and piano.
Cost: Free

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer's Night Dream VPA Shakespeare Festival

Thursday November 3, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Division of Music as a part of the Shakespeare Festival, and featuring the Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dr. Richard Bell, the Clayton State University Chorale conducted by Dr. Michael Fuches and the Clayton State ...
Cost: $5-$10

Clayton State Chorale VPA Shakespeare Festival

Wednesday November 2, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Division of Music as a part of the Shakespeare Festival, staring the Clayton State University Chorale, conducted by Dr. Michael Fuchs and the Starr’s Mill High School Chanticleer, conducted by Dr. John Odom, this concert is a must-s...
Cost: Free

Trio Settecento

Saturday October 29, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Chicago-based Trio Settecento gives wonderfully vital and buoyant performances (Fanfare). “Whatever the demands, the musicians ornament with stylish sensibility, savour the expressive sophistication, and achieve utmost clarity of texture (Gramophone). Throughout, the indelible rapport of the thre...
Cost: $50

Alan Morrison, organ

Friday October 28, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
“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. He is also head of t...
Cost: $40

Eliot Fisk and Ã?ngel Romero, guitar

Saturday October 22, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
American Eliot Fisk, “a master classical guitarist in his prime” (Seen and Heard International), “plays guitar with energy, intensity and precision” and “a fine balance of focused introspection and incendiary virtuosity” (The New York Times). “He’s a remarkable musician…abundantly,...
Cost: $40

Magdalena Kozena, mezzo-soprano Malcolm Martineau, piano

Friday October 14, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
“Through every word, every gesture,” Magdalena Kožená “demonstrates the strong emotions of the text” (BZ Basel). Come see her amazing vocals, accompanied by piano, for an evening full of musical talent. Begin the evening earlier with a pre-concert dinner, at 5:45 p.m., for an additional $4...
Cost: $60

David Odom, clarinet and Jeremy Samolesky, piano

Saturday October 1, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
This event is hosted by the Visual & Performing Arts department of Clayton State University. Come hear the beautiful companion pieces of clarinet and piano.
Cost: Free

Inon Barnatan, piano

Saturday September 24, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Hailed for his “richly expressive artistry” and “fine music-making wedded to astounding technique” (The Washington Post), Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan is “a player of uncommon sensitivity” (The New Yorker) and “impeccable musicality” (Le Figaro). Come spend the afternoon hearing bea...
Cost: $50

Organ Discovey Day

Friday September 9, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
This event is split into two parts. Part I, titled The King of Instruments, will discuss types of organs. Part II is a documentary film screening of a piece titled Architects of Sound. Although free, tickets are required for both portions of the event. This event is family friendly and welcomes all...
Cost: Free

OurSong Take Flight

Friday June 10, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
OurSong, Atlanta’s Gay and Lesbian Chorus, is pleased to announce our spring concert, “Take Flight.”  Let your spirit soar as OurSong shares an evening of music that speaks to the beauty of imagination and sky-high ambitions. This uplifting concert explor...
Cost: $25-$30

Equilibria

Thursday April 21, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Clayton State University Dance Ensemble performs Equilibria, a dance recital with special guests from Ola High School and Stilwell School of the Arts.
Cost: Free

Spivey Hall's 25th Season Piano Series

Saturday October 17, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Spivey Hall launches its 25th Season in October, with renowned pianist Angela Hewitt performing two special recitals programmed specifically to celebrate Spivey’s milestone anniversary. Hewitt is perhaps best known as a consummate interpreter of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, having performed...
Cost: $60

OurSong: The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chorus

Friday June 12, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Dedicated to performing high-quality music while celebrating the uniqueness of gay and lesbian experience, OurSong provides a visible presence in Atlanta and positive voice for its LGBTQA communities. Singing music both serious and light-hearted, OurSong enriches the lives of its members and its aud...
Cost: $25
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(678) 466-4200
Performing Arts Theater
Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed