The Season 26 Walter and Emilie Spivey Memorial Concert
Spivey Hall proudly observes the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ created by Fratelli Ruffatti, celebrating its magnificence through the artistry of three master organists. Performances by Ken Cowan have been praised as "absolutely stunning" (Organ Canada) and "articulate and thrilling" (Los Angeles Times). "His unassuming manner and his sure and relaxed technique hide a fiery yet totally musical approach to organ playing" (The Diapason). Spivey Hall Organist-in-Residence Alan Morrison is a "superb" and "first-rate organist" (ArkivMusic.com) who "knows something about igniting audience passions. Without hesitation and throughout, Morrison's playing is consummate and dazzling" (Fanfare). The first American to win an international organ competition (Munich), Cherry Rhodes completed her advanced studies with Jean Guillou and Marie-Claire Alain. During her brilliant career she has toured extensively, frequently premiering new music. Her Pro Organo release, Everyone Dance, has been hailed by The American Organist as "a joyous celebration of unrivaled artistry." In demand as an adjudicator and master class leader, she has taught for four decades at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music.