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Kitt Family Endows Oboe Chair

When the Flagstaff Symphony opens its 65th season on Friday, September 26th, it will be with a newly named position within the Orchestra. Thanks to a generous endowment gift from Michael and Karen Kitt, the Principal Oboe chair has been named The Karen Kitt Endowed Oboe Chair.

“The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra is a truly remarkable organization” said Michael Kitt. “Karen and I decided to endow a chair because this provides a permanent source of income for the Symphony. Ultimately, if enough chairs were endowed, the continued existence of the Flagstaff Symphony would be assured for future generations. In addition, the orchestra is blessed with many extraordinarily talented musicians, and principal oboist Rebecca Kemper Scarnati is certainly one of them.”

L to R: Christopher Barton (FSO Executive Director), Michael Kitt, Karen Kitt, and Elizabeth Schulze (FSO Artistic Director and Conductor)
L to R: Christopher Barton (Executive Director), Michael Kitt, Karen Kitt, Elizabeth Schulze (FSO Artistic Director and Conductor)

The Karen Kitt Endowed Oboe Chair joins the Nadene Bean Endowed Cello Chair as a named position in the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra created by major gifts made to the FSO Endowment.

Please contact the Flagstaff Symphony Office at 928-774-5107 for more information about endowment and planned giving opportunities.

Single Tickets on Sale

Single tickets to the 2014–15 Flagstaff Symphony concert season are now on sale through the NAU Central Ticket Office. Order online  or by phone: 928.523.5661

Subscription packages offer a savings of up to 20% off single ticket prices and are available through the first concert of the season, Symphonic Synthesis, on Friday, September 26th!

Pianists Rita Borden and Janice ChenJu Cheng
Pianists Rita Borden and Janice ChenJu Chiang will perform “Carnival of the Animals” on September 26th.  Photo by Betsey Bruner