Special Events

Special Events and Faculty Recitals


Get a 20% discount when purchasing to four or more Music Department events sold through the Cal Poly Ticket Office. Cal Poly faculty and staff receive 20% discount for any Music Department event sold through the ticket office.

Faculty Showcase

Friday, Oct. 18, 2024
6:30 p.m. Davidson Music Center, Room 218

Several Music Department faculty members will be featured in the Faculty Showcase recital. The event is part of Cal Poly’s Mustang Family Weekend.

Tickets at the door ($10 general, $5 students)

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W. Terrence Spiller Piano Recital

Friday, Jan. 10, 2025
7:30 p.m. Spanos Theatre

Professor Emeritus W. Terrence Spiller will perform a variety of repertoire ranging from the late-18th century into the mid-1920s, including Béla Bartok’s demanding Sonata and Franz Schubert’s legendary "Wanderer" Fantasy. Joseph Haydn's Keyboard Sonata in D Major, Hob.XVI:37; Claude Debussy's "Children's Corner"; and Franz Liszt's "Soirées de Vienne No. 6" based on a work Franz Schubert will also be o the program.

Tickets ($20 general, $10 students)

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Bach Week

Jan. 16-19, 2025
Various times and locations TBA


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W. Terrence Spiller: All-Chopin Piano Recital

Friday, April 25, 2025
7:30 p.m. Performing Arts Center Pavilion

Music Professor Emeritus W. Terrence Spiller will explore a broad swath of Frédéric Chopin's works, including dances, a nocturne and concluding with his extraordinary set of Preludes, Op. 28.

  • Tres Valses brillante, Op. 34
  • Berceuse in D-flat Major, Op. 57
  • Nocturne in F-sharp Minor, Op. 48 No.2
  • Polonaise in F-sharp Minor, Op. 44

Tickets ($20 general, $10 students)

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