Atlanta Metro / Morrow

Spivey Hall

Clayton State University
Simpson Drive
Morrow, GA 30260

678-466-4200
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Spivey Hall, on the campus of Clayton State University, is a 400-seat, acoustically superior performing arts venue that has presented the best in jazz and classical music to metro Atlanta since 1991. Its celebrated concert series receives regular national and international attention as one of America's finest, and the hall's acoustics and design are routinely lauded by patrons, pundits and performers. Thanks to frequent appearances on American Public Media's "Performance Today," as heard on public radio stations across the country, the hall has earned a national reputation while also reaching an international audience through exposure in such publications as BBC Music magazine and International Arts Manager. The hall also routinely receives superb accolades from the noted artists it annually presents.

Info & Amenities

  • Admission & Fees

    Tickets Varies by performance, please call

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    285, 675, 75

    Suitable for Ages

    Adults (18+), Adults (21+), Seniors (55+), Teens (13-18)

Events

  • Magdalena Kozena, mezzo-soprano and Malcom Martineau, piano

    Magdalena Kozena, mezzo-soprano and Malcom Martineau, piano

    10/15/2016 - 10/15/2016

    Join us on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. for performances by Magdalena Kozena, mezzo-soprano and Malcolm Martineau, piano. "Through every word, every gesture, Magdalena Kožená demonstrates the strong emotions of the text" (BZ Basel). The Guardian admires the "distinctive silvery tone" of the Czech artist's "fresh and glowing" voice, "somewhere between a bright soprano and a rich yet natural-sounding mezzo"; especially in Schoenberg's Cabaret Songs, "Kožená was in her element, a... read more

  • Eliot Fisk & Angel Romero, guitar

    Eliot Fisk & Angel Romero, guitar

    10/23/2016 - 10/23/2016

    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, mercurially alive" (The New Yorker). Knighted by his native Spain for his extraordinary international musical career, Ángel Romero "plays with such grace and elegance, it's almost as though he's dancing tango wi... read more

  • Alan Morrison, organ

    Alan Morrison, organ

    10/29/2016 - 10/29/2016

    "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. Head of the Organ Department at The Curtis Institute of Music, Associate Professor of Organ at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, and College Organist at Ursinus College, Morrison is a frequent performer in organ ... read more

  • Trio Settecento

    Trio Settecento

    10/30/2016 - 10/30/2016

    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 three players is delightful" (The Indianapolis Star). "Some of the most refreshing, life-enhancing Baroque playing heard in years" (Chicago Tribune). Featured performers: Rachel Barton, Baroque violin... read more

  • Clayton State Chorale VPA Shakespeare Festival

    Clayton State Chorale VPA Shakespeare Festival

    11/03/2016 - 11/03/2016

    Join us on Thursday, November 3 at 8 p.m. for the Clayton State Chorale VPA Shakespeare Festival. This event is presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts/Division of Music.

    Clayton State University Chorale
    Dr. Michael Fuchs, conductor

    Starr's Mill High School Chanticleer
    Dr. John Odom, conductor

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  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer's Night Dream VPA Shakespeare Festival

    Mendelssohn: A Midsummer's Night Dream VPA Shakespeare Festival

    11/04/2016 - 11/04/2016

    The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra, Clayton State University Chorale, and Clayton State Music Drama Workshop join forces to present a semi-staged production of Felix Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream. This event will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016. Presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts/Division of Music as a part of the Shakespeare Festival.

    Cost: $10 adults / $5 students 

    Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra
    Dr. Richard Bell, conducto... read more

  • Clayton State University Community Chorus VPA Shakespeare Festival

    Clayton State University Community Chorus VPA Shakespeare Festival

    11/05/2016 - 11/05/2016

    Join us for the Clayton State University Community Chorus VPA Shakespeare Festival on Saturday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts/Division of Music as a part of the Shakespeare Festival.

    Clayton State University Community Chorus
    Dr. Michael Fuchs, conductor

    Griffin Choral Arts Chamber Choir
    Dr. Stephen Mulder, conductor

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

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

    11/05/2016 - 11/05/2016

    Faculty artists Kurt-Alexander Zeller (tenor) and Michiko Otaki (piano) offer a musical exploration of Shakespeare's sonnets, song lyrics, and dramatic speeches. Presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts/Division of Music as a part of the Shakespeare Festival.

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  • Heinavanker

    Heinavanker

    11/06/2016 - 11/06/2016

    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 variety of vocal sounds" (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). "This is music you don't forget easily. It haunts… The performances are totaling compelling" (Gapplegate Music Review).

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  • Christian Sands Trio

    Christian Sands Trio

    11/12/2016 - 11/12/2016

    Join us for a performance by the Christian Sands Trio, featuring Christian Sands, piano; Russell Hall, bass and Marcus Baylor, drums on Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.

    A protégé of Dr. Billy Taylor and frequent collaborator with bassist Christian McBride, pianist Christian Sands commands "astonishing chops" (JazzTimes) and "demonstrates a surprising maturity in his approach to interpreting tunes from the jazz canon" (NPR.org). His meteoric rise with appearances at the 2006 and 200... read more

  • Lysander Piano Trio

    Lysander Piano Trio

    11/13/2016 - 11/13/2016

    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). "Passionate, fierce and heroic… The energy and expressive power of this group were palpable, and the full-on emotion we love in chamber was here to see as well as to hear" (Classical Sonoma). "A trio with brio" (New York Daily News).

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  • Chanticleer Christmas

    Chanticleer Christmas

    11/26/2016 - 11/26/2016

    "The world's reigning male chorus" (The New Yorker), Chanticleer is renowned for its "precise, pure and deeply felt singing" (The New York Times). A perennial Spivey Hall must-hear, Chanticleer never ceases to amaze and delight. Creating "sound of sheer beauty" (San Jose Mercury News), A Chanticleer Christmas is the 12-voice ensemble's beloved offering, a favorite with audiences and critics alike: a telling of the Christmas story, with warmth and profundity, in Gregorian chant, Renaissance po... read more

  • Take 6: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    Take 6: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    11/27/2016 - 11/27/2016

    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. With praise from such luminaries as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, the multi-platinum-selling sextet has toured across the globe and collaborated across genres, b... read more

  • Clayton Community Big Band

    Clayton Community Big Band

    11/28/2016 - 11/28/2016

    Enjoy a free concert at Spivey Hall presented by Clayton State University's Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

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  • Christmas at Clayton State

    Christmas at Clayton State

    12/02/2016 - 12/04/2016

    The Clayton State University Department of Visual and Performing Arts and Division of Music will present Christmas at Clayton on Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m and Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m. The concerts will feature the Clayton State University Orchestra, the Clayton State Community Chorus and Clayton State University Chorale. These performances are perfect holiday music events. 

    Clayton State University Orchestra
    Dr. Richard Bell, conductor

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  • Fred Hughes Trio: I'll Be Home for Christmas

    Fred Hughes Trio: I'll Be Home for Christmas

    12/03/2016 - 12/03/2016

    "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). He possesses "the technical ability, the deftness of touch, and full control of the instrument in the manner laid down by such keyboard giants as Art Tatum, Errol Garner and Oscar Peterson" (All About Jazz). In the Trio's 2015 release, I'll Be Home for Christmas, "Hughes plays each classic with a deep understan... read more

  • Hopkinson Smith, lute

    Hopkinson Smith, lute

    12/03/2016 - 12/03/2016

    "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). With more than two dozen critically acclaimed recordings to his credit, Hopkinson Smith, an internationally renowned performer and early-music teacher at Switzerland's Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, is "one of the world's rare masters of the lute" with a sound both "magical and transporting" (The Star-Ledger). "Without doubt ... read more

  • Spivey Hall Young Artists, Children's Choir and Tour Choir Perfomance

    Spivey Hall Young Artists, Children's Choir and Tour Choir Perfomance

    12/09/2016 - 12/11/2016

    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 Saturday and Sunday, the Children's Choir and Tour Choir perform an extended program. Each concert features audience sing-alongs of traditional carols accompanied by the Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ, Spivey Hall's magnificent Fratelli Ruffatti pipe organ.

    Craig Hurley, conductor; Marcena Kinney, accompanist; Dr. Martha Shaw, conduc... read more

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble

    Skylark Vocal Ensemble

    12/11/2016 - 12/11/2016

    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. A Spivey Hall Debut.

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  • Glenn Miller Orchestra

    Glenn Miller Orchestra

    01/07/2017 - 01/07/2017

    Nobody put more Americans "In the Mood" for great swing music than hit-maker 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 – "an exceptionally talented performer" (RythmeBeat.com). Take a trip down memory lane with "Moonlight Serenade," "American Patrol," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," and other timeless tunes from the heyda... read more

  • London Haydn Quartet and Eric Hoeprich, basset clarinet

    London Haydn Quartet and Eric Hoeprich, basset clarinet

    01/08/2017 - 01/08/2017

    With "myriad details of shading and contrast, and beautifully calibrated phrasing," the period instrument string quartet, London Haydn Quartet wins praise for "revelatory" and "exquisitely rendered" interpretations of the Classical repertoire (The New York Times). Add the "wonderfully fluent and nimble" playing of Eric Hoeprich (The Boston Globe) and Mozart's revered Clarinet Quintet glows with marvelous new colors and textures. "Mr. Hoeprich's rounded, mellow tone meshed alluringly with the ... read more

  • Tammy McCann

    Tammy McCann

    01/21/2017 - 01/21/2017

    "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 inspires wonder" (Chicago Tribune). "McCann's remarkable range of color, texture, tone and nuance very nearly overwhelmed the ear…dusky tones, tautly controlled vibrato and phrases that seemed to stretch on fo... read more

  • Stephen Tharp, organ

    Stephen Tharp, organ

    01/28/2017 - 01/28/2017

    One of the great concert organists of our 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). "The consummate creative artist" (Michael Barone, Pipedreams), Tharp is "authoritative, impassioned, supremely musical and technically impeccable" (The American Organist). "Brilliant. Perhaps no more need be said. Mr. Tharp nearly had his audience on its feet following... read more

  • Danish String Quartet

    Danish String Quartet

    02/04/2017 - 02/04/2017

    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 News). "They could be grounded in their tone or mystical. They allowed time to stand still, and they could assume the pose of excitingly aggressive rockers. They did it all" (Los Angeles Times). "Do not lose track of this group: Even by today's... read more

  • Joyce Yang, piano

    Joyce Yang, piano

    02/05/2017 - 02/05/2017

    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). "In a world of dime-store piano virtuosi, all with impeccable technique, she seems like something out of Tiffany's special collection" (TheaterJones). "Beautifully atmospheric playing" (Gramophone).

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  • O'Connor Family Band featuring Mark O'Connor

    O'Connor Family Band featuring Mark O'Connor

    02/18/2017 - 02/18/2017

    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). He makes a welcome return to Spivey Hall leading the O'Connor Family Band in an engaging, dynamic show featuring compelling arrangements, virtuosic solos, and tight vocal harmonies. Introducing Mark's family members: Atlanta native Maggie O'Connor, fiddle; Forrest O'Connor, mandolin and vocals; and Kate ... read more

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

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

    02/26/2017 - 02/26/2017

    Charlie Chaplin has been making audiences laugh for over a hundred years now, and you'll find out why in this one-of-a-kind program with Dan Kamin, who trained Robert Downey Jr. for his Oscar-nominated performance in Chaplin and created Johnny Depp's comedy moves for Benny and Joon. 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 c... read more