Friday, February 12, 2010

Zeller and Otaki to Present Free Valentine’s Day Concert at Spivey Hall

Clayton State University’s longest-running musical pairing (since 2002), Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller, director of Opera and Vocal Studies at Clayton State University, and Clayton State Director of Keyboard Studies Dr. Michiko Otaki, have a special treat for Valentine’s Day… a free faculty recital on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. in Spivey Hall.

“We have appeared all over the Southeast, been heard on WABE, and were invited to perform at the 2006 International Congress of Voice Teachers in Vancouver, British Columbia,” notes Zeller. “We present a new program in Spivey Hall almost every year, but when we drew Valentine’s Day as the date for our annual faculty recital, we knew that we would have to do something a little different this year.

“The program would have to be something not too heavy, so that there would be plenty of room for candlelit dinners and chocolate afterward, something frothy enough to be compatible with champagne, something that managed to be both nice and naughty — in short, something that would be appropriate for the patron saint of lovers. The songs all are love songs — but they have diverse viewpoints. Many are romantic or flirtatious, but even though it’s Valentine’s Day, a few look at the more ridiculous side of love and a couple even examine its dark side. “

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

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