Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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Clayton News Daily
MORROW — Spivey Hall at Clayton State University has released a robust schedule of events which will take place in February.
The full schedule of events includes:
Richard Morris Memorial Concert
Saturday, Feb. 1, at 3 p.m.
Patrons, friends and family gather together in February to celebrate the life of Richard Morris, Spivey Hall’s organist-in-residence, who passed away in September. Commanding an unparalleled knowledge of Spivey Hall’s magnificent 4,413-pipe Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ, custom-built by Fratelli Ruffatti in Padua, Italy, Morris was equally renowned for his deep mastery of style, compelling performances and incisive wit in speaking from the stage. He gave performances in every Spivey Hall season since the organ’s dedication in 1992, including live broadcasts in November 1992 and August 1996 for public radio’s nationally syndicated program, Performance Today. One of the few organists ever to be presented in recital by Carnegie Hall, Morris also soloed with symphony orchestras and toured extensively for Columbia Artists and the Community Concert Associations of the United States and Canada, performing some 50 concerts a season for 25 years.
A reception for the entire audience will follow the concert.
Admission to the performance is free, but tickets are required, and are available through the box office.