Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall is famous as both a world-renown small performance venue, and as the home of an award-winning education program.
The latter will be featured on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 9:45 a.m., when Spivey Hall presents another in its series of Young People’s Concerts, featuring a member of Clayton State’s Visual and Performing Arts faculty, percussionist Dr. Kristin Lyman, who will be taking attendees on an auditory journey based on the book “Moses Goes to a Concert.” This book, written by Isaac Millman, is the story a young boy who is deaf and how he experiences his first symphony concert.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to experience and `feel’ a live music performance in one of the world’s great concert halls,” says Spivey Hall Education Manager Catherine Giel.
Tickets to Lyman’s auditory journey are only $1 per person and can be reserved by calling the Spivey Hall Education Department at (678) 466-4481. In addition, Spivey Hall will provide an ASL interpreter, Susan Holly, for the performance. Giel also notes that Spivey Hall has extended invitations to Georgia schools and programs that work with students with hearing disabilities. To learn more about the Spivey Hall Young People’s Concerts, visit www.spiveyhall.org/education.
A synopsis of Millman’s book follows:
“Moses and his school friends are deaf, but like most children, they have a lot to say. They communicate in American Sign Language, using visual signs and facial expressions. And even though they can't hear, they can enjoy many activities through their other senses. Today, Moses and his classmates are going to a concert. Their teacher, Mr. Samuels, has two surprises in store for them, to make this particular concert a special event. Moses and his classmates learn about the sounds of instruments through vibration. Students will hear the story, discuss what makes Moses and his friends so special, learn about the science of sound, and might even have the opportunity to perform on some of the instruments!”
More information is available at: http://us.macmillan.com/mosesgoestoaconcert/IsaacMillman.