Free faculty recital slated Feb. 24 at CLU

Flutist, pianist to perform some of their favorite pieces

The recital will conclude with Emil Pessard's “Andalouse,” which inspired CLU faculty member Nancy Marfisi to play the flute.

Photo: Brian Stethem

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Feb. 1, 2013) Nancy Gilman Marfisi and Eric Kinsley will present a faculty recital at California Lutheran University at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in Samuelson Chapel.

Marfisi on flute and Kinsley on harpsichord and piano will perform some of their favorite music. The program will feature a Bach sonata, a piece by Gaetano Donizetti and a Haydn trio. The recital will conclude with “Andalouse” by Emil Pessard, the recording that inspired Marfisi to play the flute. Also on the program will be a piece highlighting one of her favorite instruments, her Keefe Piccolo.

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 music by 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 last year.

Marfisi, who teaches flute at CLU, earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Nevada-Reno and Master of Music in flute performance from the University of Southern California. Her principal flute teachers were Catherine Smith, Roger Stevens, Anne Zentner and Sarah Jackson. The Los Angeles resident performs regularly with the St. Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Areté Chamber Ensemble and the Long Beach Municipal Band.

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