The magnificent Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ, built by Fratelli Ruffatti of Padova, Italy, has 4,413 pipes, and is the shining centerpiece of Spivey Hall. But how and where did the pipe organ evolve? What music can it play? And how does it work?
For answers to these and your own questions, come to a special screening of Spivey Hall Education’s award-winning three-part video, The King of Instruments, and speak with its three stars: organist-in-residence Alan Morrison, organ curator Tommy McCook of Widener and Company, Inc., and the organ’s computer operating system’s creator, Dr. Dwight Jones of Integrated Organ Technologies. Inc.
On family-friendly Organ Discovery Day, you’ll hear live performances by Alan Morrison that demonstrate the amazing sounds the organ makes. You can also ask questions of the experts, go up onstage to see the organ console and organ case, and take a backstage tour. Door prizes and complimentary refreshments will be available to all.
Alan Morrison holds The McGehee Family Organist Residency at Spivey Hall