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Twenty-ninth Season Performers

Ayke Agus

Mark Carlson

Judith Farmer

Joshua Garcia
clarinet, bass clarinet

Gary Gray

Dawn Hamilton

Connie Kupka
violin, viola

Nicolina Logan

Edith Orloff

David Speltz


Connie Kupka, violin, viola

Connie Kupka, violinist, was born and raised in Los Angeles where she studied at UCLA and began her professional career. In 1972, she won a scholarship to study chamber music with the Guarneri Quartet and concurrently worked with the violin pedagogue, Broadus Earle. In 1973, she joined the Arriaga Quartet, which won First Prize in the Coleman competition in Pasadena. The following year, Ms. Kupka debuted at Town Hall in New York with the ensemble.

Ms. Kupka has participated in many summer chamber music festivals, including those in Santa Fe, the Grand Canyon, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, and the Ojai Music Festival. She has served as Principal Violinist for LACO, the Pasadena Symphony, and the Colorado Music Festival, and has appeared as soloist with the South Bay Symphony and Colorado Chamber Orchestra.

Ms. Kupka has been a member of LACO for 14 seasons. She augments her Los Angeles orchestral activities with chamber music performances for such series as the South Bay Chamber Music series and Monday Evening Concerts and is also active in motion picture studio orchestras.

Concerts featuring Connie Kupka:
2015 A Potpourri/PacSer, the Next Generation
2013 Vibrations
2012 Tendrils
2011 25/102
2010 Ode to imagination
2010 To youth! To wisdom!
2009 Circle of blue
2009 Woven of many strands
2008 To the victims of war, a dedication to life
2007 We all breath the same air
2007 We all are mortal
2006 Spanning worlds
2006 Out of bounds
2005 "Such harmony is in immortal souls." -Shakespeare
2005 "There is a magic made by melody..." -Elizabeth Bishop
2004 Of golden hills and dark forests
2004 Like a warm zephyr
2003 Enfolded in velvet
2001 An Intoxicating Bouquet
2001 A Cascade of Gemstones
2000 Luminous Refractions of Soul
1999 Hauntings, Joy, and Triumph
1998 A Sensory Celebration
1998 Summer Fire, Autumn Embers
1997 Sublime & Soulful
1997 New Friends, Old Treasures
1997 Enchantment & Elegance
1996 Passion knows no country
1995 Carnegie Hall Recital
1995 The soul of chamber music-strings and beyond
1994 Untitled
1993 Untitled
1993 Untitled
1992 Untitled
1991 Untitled

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