W. Terrence Spiller
W. Terrence Spiller will begin his survey of the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven. This cycle — to be covered in annual spring recitals — starts off with a program of four sonatas: Opus 2 No. 3 in C major, Opus 26 in A-flat major, Opus 14 No. 2 in G major, and Opus 81a in E-flat major ("Les adieux"). The first recital will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, in the Pavilion of the Performing Arts Center.
Ken Habib recently released his new CD of original American art song he composed titled "Child in Me." The album is the culmination of two decades of work with an exploration of life, longing, relationships and the passage of seasons. There are 16 songs on the album, which comprises two song cycles or musical suites of eight songs each: "Freedom Songs" and "Poems of E.E. Cummings." The album was recorded at Sutton Sound in Atascadero with music faculty members Katherine Arthur, soprano; and Susan Azaret Davies, piano; and was made possible in part by the College of Liberal Arts.