pianoMORROW GA – 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, will host the 38th Annual Atlanta Area Suzuki Piano Association Graduate Recital. The concert, scheduled for Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 3:00 p.m., will feature performances by students of the AASPA graduate program, followed by a special appearance by pianist Robert Henry, Kennesaw State University artist-in-residence and assistant director of the Atlanta Boy Choir.

“Spivey Hall is again pleased to welcome Atlanta Area Suzuki Piano Association’s students, teachers, and families for Graduation Concert performances,” said Sam Dixon, Spivey Hall executive and artistic director. “In addition to showcasing the achievements of the talented Suzuki Piano students, the Graduation Concert enables attendees to enjoy music performed by pianist Robert Henry, including part of an exceptionally effective and engaging work by contemporary Australian composer, Carl Vine.”

Twenty students from the AASPA graduate program, ages 7 to 15, will participate in the recital. After a brief intermission, Henry will take the stage to perform the first movement of Carl Vine’s Sonata No. 1, followed by two virtuosic pieces by Frédéric Chopin: the Etude, Op. 25 No. 1, “Aeolian Harp,” and Ballade No.1 in A-flat major, Op. 47 No. 3.

The program will close with an awards presentation. Following the concert, a reception to honor the graduates will be held in the Music Building Atrium; all attendees are welcome to attend.

Tickets are priced at $15 for adults and $7.50 for children, and are available for purchase now at www.spiveyhall.org.