Pianist and Cal Poly Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller will give a benefit recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, in the Spanos Theatre on campus.
The first half of Spiller’s program will feature works by Robert Schumann and Frédéric Chopin, both of whom were born in 1810. The concert begins with Schumann’s “Papillons” (“Butterflies”), Op. 2, and is followed by his “Abegg” Variations, Op. 1. Next on the program will be three works by Chopin: “Two Waltzes,” Op. 69, and “Ballade in G Minor,” Op. 23.
The second half explores impressionistic and coloristic writing in three early 20th-century compositions, starting with Claude Debussy's set of three pieces, “Estampes” (“Prints”). American composer Amy Beach’s “Hermit Thrush at Morn,” Op. 92, No.2, follows, and the program concludes with Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera’s popular “Danzas Argentinas” (“Argentine Dances”), Op. 2.
Tickets are $14 for the public and $9 for students. Proceeds will benefit the Cal Poly 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 SLO-4TIX (756-4849).
The Music Department offers a 10 percent discount to patrons who buy season tickets to four of its events through the Cal Poly Ticket Office; a 15 percent discount is given on tickets to five or more events.
The concert is sponsored by the Cal Poly College of Liberal Arts and Music Department. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or visit its calendar website.