Third Annual Summer World Music Festival Will Entertain and Educate
Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall (www.spiveyhall.org), the Southeast’s premier recital hall renowned internationally for its superior acoustics and the excellence of its classical, jazz and world music artists, announced details of its Third Annual Summer World Music Festival, including six performances by various global artists over three days, June 21-23, 2016.
“The Summer World Music Festival is a wonderful time to experience Spivey Hall and the Clayton State University campus,” said Melanie Darby, Spivey Hall’s education manager. “The setting by the lake is a breathtaking stage for our program of global music. And whether you come for one or all three days, there will be plenty to do for everyone, all affordably priced.”
Spivey’s Summer World Music Festival launched in 2014 with great success; patrons of all ages attended the seven performances. This year’s festival is scheduled for three consecutive days rather than having the concerts spread over eight weeks in the summer as in previous events. Spivey has also added additional entertainment to the festival, including DIY craft tables and an “instrument petting zoo.” The University Center will offer a globally-inspired menu and concert goers can picnic by the lake before or after performances. CSU’s biology department offers a free Arboretum Tour mobile app that guides visitors through the diverse plant life around the lake.
Each day of the festival is themed around a particular region.
|Tuesday, June 21||Latin America||Mexico||Mariachi Atlanta|
|Caribbean||Latitude Adjustment Steel|
|Wednesday, June 22||Europe||Romania||Duo Pro Art and Friends|
|Greece||Muses Greek Music|
|Thursday, June 23||Asia||China||Spring Music School Ensemble|
|India||Academy of Kuchipudi Dance|
Concerts are priced to make them easily accessible to families, camp groups and senior citizen groups. Tickets for individual concerts are priced at $2 per concert in advance and $5 at the door; individual day passes (two concerts) are just $4, and festival passes for all three days (six concerts) are $10. All tickets are available for purchase online now or by calling Spivey Hall Education at (678) 466-4491. Groups of ten or more may reserve their tickets and request an invoice through this link; payment is due two weeks prior to the concert.
The Summer World Music Festival is presented as part of Spivey Hall’s Young People’s Concerts, providing individuals of all ages access to outstanding live performances. Artists featured during the Summer World Music Festival will provide study guides in advance of their performance that meet Georgia Performance Standards for curriculum connections in world history, geography, and music.
The Spivey Hall Summer World Music Festival is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.