W. Terrence Spiller to Perform Piano Recital on Jan. 13 at Cal Poly
Contact: Michele Abba
805-756-2406; [email protected]
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Pianist and Cal Poly Music Professor Emeritus W. Terrence Spiller will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, in the Spanos Theatre on campus.
Spiller will perform works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Prokofiev and Maurice Ravel for the first half of the program, and various works by Frédéric Chopin for the second half.
The program will open with Mozart’s dramatic Sonata in A Minor, K. 310, and Ravel’s glittering “Jeux d’eau.” Both works were composed in Paris more than 100 years apart. Prokofiev’s “Visions fugitives,” Op. 22, and “Suggestion diabolique” will follow; both were written by the composer during his early years in St. Petersburg.
The second half of the recital will feature Chopin’s “Deux Polonaises,” Op. 40; his Nocturne in G Major, Op. 37, No. 2; and five of his “Études,” Op. 10; many of which were also composed in Paris.
Spiller teaches applied piano at Cal Poly, though he retired from full-time teaching in 2021.
Tickets are $20 for the public, and $10 for students. Proceeds will benefit the Music Department Scholarship Fund. Event parking is sponsored by the PAC. Tickets are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To order by phone, call 805-SLO-4TIX (805-756-4849).
The concert is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department and College of Liberal Arts. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or visit its calendar website.