Pianist to perform recital at Cal Lutheran
Classical program features innovators, forgotten gems

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - California Lutheran University faculty member Eric Kinsley will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in Samuelson Chapel.

The pianist will perform solo works from the classical period and the time of transition leading into it. The program will highlight innovators and examine forgotten gems. The free concert will feature music by J.S. Bach and his sons, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. Kinsley will also perform works by Domenico Scarlatti and Joseph Haydn.

In addition, jazz bassist Phil Mallory will join Kinsley in pieces composed by Mallory based on familiar classical themes. Well-known as a performing artist and an educator, Mallory played for years in the Page Cavanaugh Trio that also featured Al Viola.

Kinsley has taught piano at Cal Lutheran since 2009 and also writes, records and performs 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 soloed with the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Orchestra, Santa Barbara Symphony and Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra.

He has performed and recorded at the Discoteca Di Stato in Rome, has broadcast on public radio and television and has worked with and performed premieres of the music of John Cage, Milton Babbitt, Morton Feldman and others. He has recorded works by J.S. Bach on the Cantaur label and has recorded works for duo portative organ.

He holds a doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music and 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.

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 CalLutheran.edu.