Cal Lutheran faculty to present concert
Duo to perform on tuba, euphonium and piano
Michael Hart
Michael Hart

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - Two California Lutheran University faculty members will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, in Samuelson Chapel.

“Borrowed Gems” will feature Michael Hart performing works that were originally intended for other instruments on the tuba and euphonium. Eric Kinsley will play piano. The program includes Antonio Capuzzi’s Concerto for Double Bass, Richard Strauss’s Horn Concerto and Johann Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto.

As director of bands at Cal Lutheran, Hart conducts the Wind Ensemble, the Pep Band and the Chamber Winds Ensemble, which he founded. The Moorpark resident also teaches courses on music theory and ear training and provides lessons in trombone, euphonium and tuba. He has initiated several community outreach concerts and commissioned several new works for band since coming to Cal Lutheran and is active throughout Southern California as a guest conductor and adjudicator. He holds a doctorate in conducting with a secondary concentration in tuba performance from the University of Iowa.

Kinsley, who teaches piano at Cal Lutheran, 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 has broadcast on public radio and television and has worked with John Cage, Miguel del Aguila and other prominent composers.

Donations will be accepted.

Samuelson Chapel is located at 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. Additional parking is available at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.

For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit