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Nineteen Spivey Hall Friends including Executive & Artistic Director Sam Dixon enjoyed outstanding performances at Austria’s prestigious June 2015 festival in Western Austria devoted to the music of Franz Schubert.  Highlights included solo recitals internationally renowned pianists Sir András Schiff and Christian Zacharias, two chamber orchestra concerts of Schubert symphonies, compelling Lieder recitals by tenors Ian Bostridge and Christoph Prégardien, and a delightful rendition of Schubert’s “Shepherd on the Rock” featuring soprano Diana Ramrau and clarinetist Paul Meyer.  Extraordinary accommodations and cuisine; beautiful views of snow-capped peaks, green valleys, mountain waterfalls, and Lake Constance; exploring the areas with excursions in surrounding towns as well as in Germany and Switzerland; and the pleasures of Friends traveling together all enhanced the success of this trip.  Many thanks to Friends Council members Susan Hunter and Jeff Adams for organizing yet another wonderful trip!  Details of the Spivey Hall Friends 2016 Tour Program will be announced to the Friends this fall.


A wonderful article about one of our Friends, Rick Tigner.