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Hopkinson Smith, lute

“Hopkinson Smith plays the lute like it never went out of style. His virtuosity goes beyond physical facility to realize a rare metaphysical poetry” (Classical CD Review). With more than two dozen critically acclaimed recordings to his credit, Hopkinson Smith, an internationally renowned performer and early-music teacher at Switzerland’s Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, is “one of the world’s rare masters of the lute” with a sound both “magical and transporting” (The Star-Ledger).

 Spivey Hall Friends Concert Sponsors:

Elizabeth P. Kirk and Alfred D. Land


“Without doubt the finest lute player in the world today” (San Francisco Chronicle)


MAD DOG: The Elizabethan Lute, featuring rhapsodic Pavans, spirited Gailliards, striking character pieces, and elaborate variations of the 1580s and 90s by lute virtuosos John JOHNSON, Anthony HOLBORNE, and John DOWLAND

Admissions Policy

No one under the age of 12 is admitted to Spivey Hall concerts, unless the concert is specifically designated as being appropriate for younger children. Click here to learn more about Spivey Hall's Young People's Concerts for children in grades Pre-K through 12.

Spivey Hall Forthcoming Performances

This concert welcomes children ages 8 and up. $50 adults / $25 children ages 8 to 18 MORE INFO
APRIL 1 2017 | 7:30 PM