English baritone Simon Keenlyside will make his Spivey Hall debut this coming Saturday, Oct. 13, with an 8:15 p.m. performance. Preceding the concert will be a pre-concert talk at 7:15 p.m., by Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller, coordinator, Division of Music and director of Opera and Vocal Studies in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Clayton State University.
A compelling international opera star and recitalist, Keenlyside will be accompanied in his first appearance at Clayton State University’s world-famous performance facility by pianist Pedja Muzijevic.
“Simon Keenlyside has no peers and few equals among English baritones,” proclaims The Sunday Telegraph, praising his “velvety tone, expressive phrasing and immaculate diction.” “This is a voice of many colors but more importantly a voice where the lyric and dramatic elements are held in such perfect balance” (The Independent).
Keenlyside’s program will include English songs by Ralph VAUGHN WILLIAMS, John IRELAND, and George BUTTERWORTH, plus Lieder by Hugo WOLF and Franz SHUBERT.
Tickets for this performance are $65 (50 percent off for Clayton State faculty and staff); Clayton State students pay just $10. For tickets and more information, call the Spivey Hall Box Office at (678) 466-4200. Regular and discounted tickets are both available from the Box Office, which is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information and reserved seats are also available at www.SpiveyHall.org, however, full-price tickets only are available online at www.SpiveyHall.org, and a per-ticket service fee applies. Patrons under the age of 12 are not admitted to all Spivey Hall performances; please call the box office for concert recommendations.
In addition to the standard ticket pricing for this concert, there is a 50 percent discount available to students with ID and Georgia educators with ID.