Spivey Hall offering ticket discount to educators

Local teachers with a love of music can now enjoy concerts at Clayton State University's Spivey Hall at a steep discount, the school announced on Wednesday.

Spivey Hall is rolling out a new ticketing program, in which any educator in Georgia can purchase a limited number of tickets to performances at the facility at half the cost that the general public would have to pay for the same shows.

It is the same deal currently offered to Clayton State faculty and staff members, according to a written, news release from the university.

Clayton State officials have long proclaimed the 20-year-old Spivey Hall to be one of the top concert halls in the nation, citing both its acoustics and the types of performers it hosts during what the facility boasts as its "world-renowned concert seasons."

"Spivey Hall, the world-famous, world-class, small-performance venue located on the campus of Clayton State University, is recognizing the contributions of Georgia educators with a special ticket discount," the university announced in its news release. "Under a new program, Georgia educators will receive a 50-percent discount on Spivey Hall concert tickets."

The school said educators are limited to purchasing two tickets, per teacher identification, for each concert. The university added that tickets are "subject to availability."

The educators will be able to pick up their tickets at Spivey Hall's "Will Call" window, but school officials added the stipulation, in their news release, that the tickets can only be used by the educators who purchase them.

Spivey Hall officials could not be reached for comment, Wednesday.

This year's concert season includes 27 performers and groups. The performers range from pianists, to string performers, to vocalists, to organists, to jazz musicians.

The Spivey Hall web site shows upcoming performers in the concert series include: Guitarist Eduardo Fernandez (performing Oct. 16, at 3 p.m., full-price tickets cost $50); Pianist Lars Vogt and Violin Player Christian Tetzlaff (Oct. 23, at 3 p.m., $65 for full-priced tickets); Organist Alan Morrison (Oct. 29, at 3 p.m., $30 for full-priced tickets), and the Jupiter String Quartet (Nov. 5, at 8:15 p.m., $45 for full-priced tickets).

The current concert series is expected to run through May 2012.

Educators can find out more about the discount, or buy tickets, by calling the Spivey Hall Box Office, at (678) 466-4200. They can also log onto: www.spiveyhall.org, to find a full schedule of future concerts at Spivey Hall.