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Alan Morrison & Friends

Atlanta native Alan Morrison is praised for his “colorful and thrilling playing,” “unsurpassed technical virtuosity,” and “imaginative and brilliant registration choices” (The American Organist)


May 21, 2022


Pre-concert Talk

Pre-concert Talk with Alan Morrison on stage at 2:15pm.

Spivey Hall’s organist in residence Alan Morrison gives engaging, insightful talks about the music. These talks begin forty-five prior to concert time for selected Organ series concerts and are free for all ticket-holders.


Alan Morrison, organ
Guang Wang, cello
Min Kwon, piano
Karen Slack, soprano


About the Artists

Musical collaborations are central to his concert career. “Great organists,” maintains Philadelphia’s Broad Street Review, ‘impress us with virtues like flair, sensitivity and their grasp of musical structure. Alan Morrison fits the description. In every piece, Morrison kept his instrument under restrained, precisely calculated control, so that he and the other musicians created a perfectly balanced blend.”

Joining Alan to conclude Spivey Hall’s 30th Anniversary Season celebrations of the Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ are chamber musician and cellist of the award winning Vega Quartet, Guang Wang; Korean-born American pianist Min Kwon, praised for her “captivating enthusiasm, superb technique, warm emotional lyricism, and explosive energy” (The Piano); and “the feisty, rich-voiced soprano Karen Slack” (The New York Times), whose performances with the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, and San Francisco Opera, among many others, have garnered glowing acclaim. “With beautiful tone and great high notes she can spin back into a gorgeous piano, the kind of voice that can sing anything beautifully, engaging the heart brilliantly” (San Francisco Classical Voice). 


Concert Program

Season 31 Spivey Memorial Concert

Giuseppe VERDI Grand March from Aïda (Alan Morrison)

VERDI “Ritorna vincitor!” from Aïda (Karen Slack and Alan Morrison)

Joseph HAYDN Divertimento in D major (arr. Gregor Piatigorsky) (Guang Wang and Alan Morrison)
     Allegro di molto

César FRANCK Prelude, Fugue & Variation (Min Kwon and Alan Morrison)

Heitor VILLA-LOBOS Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (Karen Slack, Guang Wang, Min Kwon, Alan Morrison)

Calvin HAMPTON Procession Through a Black Hole (Guang Wang and Alan Morrison)                                                           

Adolphus HAILSTORK Kamaishi Seashore Song* (Karen Slack and Alan Morrison)

Franz LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (arr. Jonathan Scott) (Alan Morrison and Min Kwon)

*World Premiere


Concert Sponsors

Spivey Hall Friends Concert Sponsor:

Spivey Hall Memorial Concert

Spivey Hall gratefully acknowledges the generosity of our 2021-2022 Season Sponsors:

Audience Building Roundtable,
through The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Barney M. Franklin & Hugh W. Burke Charitable Fund,
through The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Richard C. Owens Charitable Foundation

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