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.”
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.
The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra is pleased to recognize the talents of young student musicians in our community through the Student Musician of the Month (SMoM) program. Teachers who wish to nominate a student for this honor may do so with an application to the SMoM Committee.
Each student selected as an Flagstaff Symphony Student Musician of the Month receives tickets to attend a FSO concert with their family and is recognized in the Arizona Daily Sun and at a lunch meeting of the Flagstaff Exchange Club.
The Flagstaff Symphony will host its annual Gala fundraiser on Saturday, March 28th, at the High Country Conference Center. Save the date for an fantastic evening of food, dancing, silent and live auctions, and great fun with the community — all in support of the mission of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra.