Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Spivey Hall Welcomes Organist Jane Parker-Smith on October 9

Organist Jane Parker-Smith will be featured at Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall on Saturday, Oct. 9.

Parker-Smith’s day at the southeast’s premier small performance facility will start at 2 p.m. with a pre-concert talk with Spivey Hall Organist-in- Residence Richard Morris. At 3 p.m., Parker-Smith will present her program on the Hall’s equally-renown Albert Schweitzer Memorial Pipe Organ. Her program will include: René BECKER Toccata in D; César FRANCK Choral II in B minor; Ad WAMMES Miroir; Joseph JONGEN Sonata Eroïca, Op. 94; Franz LISZT (trans. Parker-Smith) Mephisto Waltz No. 1; Jean LANGLAIS “La Nativité,” from Poèmes Évangéliques; Alexandre GUILMANT Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 42.

Audiences and critics alike regale Parker-Smith with praise for her superior artistry, formidable technique, virtuosity and charisma, fresh and vivacious interpretations, and dazzling theatrical flair. One of the world's leading concert organists," Jane Parker-Smith is without doubt one of the most brilliant organists of the post-war generation" (Rhein Neckar Zeitung, Germany).

The visual centerpiece of Spivey's breathtaking design is the Albert Schweitzer Memorial Pipe Organ, a 79-rank, 3-manual, 4,413-pipe organ, built and installed by the firm of Fratelli Ruffatti.

Tickets for Parker-Smith’s appearance at Spivey Hall are $30. For tickets of more information, call the Spivey Hall Box Office at (678) 466-4200.
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