Back by popular demand, the husband-and-wife team of violinist Karen Kinzie and percussionist John Kinzie will headline the first Colorado Symphony performance in Salida for the 2014-15 season. This inaugural concert will be Thur. Oct. 23, 7:30 pm at the Salida SteamPlant, 220 W. Sackett Ave.
The “Kinzies and Friends” concert also will feature Colo. Symphony musicians Andrew Stevens (clarinet), Julie Duncan Thornton (flute) and David Mullikin (cello).
The evening’s program will include “Inventions in C Major and A Minor” by J.S. Bach; “Djembach” by Christian Woehr; “Mariel” by Osvaldo Golijov; “Between Eternity and Time” by David Mullikin; “L’Historie du Tango” by Astor Piazzola; and “And Legions Will Rise” by Kevin Puts.
“We’re super excited about the program,” says John Kinzie. “It has tremendous variety and will be very entertaining.” As part of their free outreach to Salida schools, the Symphony musicians also will play “Aesop’s Fables” for students at Salida High School earlier in the afternoon.
John Kinzie has been Principal Percussionist with the Colo. Symphony since 1985. He began his musical studies at age five; and was named Principal Percussionist for the Toledo Symphony at nineteen. He has appeared with the National Repertory Orchestra, Grand Teton Music Festival, and Yale School of Music among others; and currently heads the Percussion Division of Denver University’s Lamont School of Music.
Karen Kinzie has been a violinist with the Colo. Symphony since 1993; and previously played in The Florida Orchestra, Florida Philharmonic, and Grant Park Symphony in Chicago. She graduated from Indiana U. where she studied with James Buswell and Nelli Schkolnikova; currently performs in the Grand Teton Music Festival every summer; and maintains a private violin studio in Denver.
The remainder of this third annual Symphonic Salida series at the SteamPlant–presented by KHEN Community Radio–will include a cello ensemble on Jan. 22, brass ensemble Mar.19, and “special surprise performance” June 28. Advance tickets are available at a 10% discount ($18 each) at the SteamPlant box office, Salida Chamber of Commerce, or online at SymphonicSalida.org. Last-
minute tickets will be $20 at the door (students $10); and all concertgoers are urged to arrive early for assured seating.