(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Jan. 6, 2014) A California Lutheran University music faculty member will present a piano recital of classical masterpieces at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, in Samuelson Chapel.
Eric Kinsley will perform works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Ludwig von Beethoven, Ignaz Pleyel and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Guest artists include faculty members Daniel Geeting on the clarinet and Heidi Valencia Vas as a vocalist.
Kinsley, who teaches piano at CLU, is a performing artist and writer who earned a doctorate at the Manhattan School of Music. The Thousand Oaks resident has been a member of the New York Contemporary Music Band, Pacific Classical Winds and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. He has received grants in early and contemporary music from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Harpsichord Society and the Sylvia Marlow Foundation.
He performed and recorded at the Discoteca Di Stato in Rome and has broadcast on public radio and television. He has worked with and performed premieres of the music of John Cage, Milton Babbitt, Morton Feldman, Miguel del Aguila and others. His book on the innovative chamber music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was released in 2012.
Samuelson Chapel is located at 165 Chapel Lane south of Olsen Road near Campus Drive on the Thousand Oaks campus. Additional parking is available at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.
Donations will be accepted. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit callutheran.edu.