For Immediate Release
April 10, 2017

Contact: Michele Abba

Pianist W. Terrence Spiller to Perform Beethoven Sonatas May 12 at Cal Poly

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Pianist and Cal Poly Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller will give an all-Beethoven recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Pavilion of the Performing Arts Center.

The recital is the second in his survey of the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven. The program, which contains four sonatas, begins with Beethoven’s first piano sonata, Opus 2 No. 1 in F minor, followed by Opus 101 in A major, Opus 13 in C minor (“The Pathetique”), and concluding with Opus 31 No. 3 in E-flat major.

Tickets are $9 for students and $14 for the public. Proceeds will benefit the Cal Poly Music Department Scholarship Fund.

Tickets are sold 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). Event parking is sponsored by the PAC.

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 Cal Poly’s Music Department and College of Liberal Arts. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or visit the department’s calendar website at

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