CLU faculty present chamber concert

Free event slated Sept. 30 in Samuelson Chapel

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Daniel and Joyce Geeting and Eric Kinsley will present a program that includes three short French pieces.

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 7, 2012) The California Lutheran University Music Department will present an afternoon of chamber music at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, in Samuelson Chapel.

The free concert will feature Daniel Geeting on clarinet, Eric Kinsley on piano and Joyce Geeting on cello. The program will include three short French pieces for clarinet and piano: Carl Maria von Weber’s “Duo Concertant,” Donald Erb’s “Woody” for clarinet alone and Johannes Brahms’ rarely heard “Trio for clarinet, cello and piano.”

Daniel Geeting of Simi Valley is a professor of music at CLU and conductor of the University Symphony. As a clarinetist, he has played on sound tracks for motion pictures and television and has performed recitals for more than 28 years. His recording of the clarinet works of British composer Gordon Jacob was released on the PROdigital label in 1995. He holds a doctor of musical arts from the University of Oregon and an institute certificate from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He has also studied with clarinetists Frealon Bibbins, John McManus, Robert Vagner and Harold Wright in addition to his early studies with Frederick Westphal and Russell Howland.

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 Babbit, Morton Feldman, Miguel del Aguila and others. He recently completed a book on the innovative chamber music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, which will be released by the Edwin Mellen Press in January.

Joyce Geeting of Simi Valley has performed in numerous concerts throughout the United States and Europe as a solo cellist and chamber musician. She has toured Western Europe with the Collegium String Quartet and has performed as solo cellist at festivals in Austria and Italy. She has performed in hundreds of symphony orchestra concerts and recordings. An adjunct faculty member at CLU, she holds a doctor of musical arts from University of Oregon and did postgraduate study with Janos Starker at Indiana University. Her book “Janos Starker: King of Cellists” was published in 2008.

Samuelson Chapel is located south of Olsen Road near Campus Drive on the Thousand Oaks campus.

Donations will be accepted. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit