Kit Polen, Associate Principal

Kit Polen
Associate Principal Bass
Member Since 2015

BM - University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MM - Indiana University

What is your favorite piece of music? Bach - Chaconne from Violin Partita no. 2 in D minor.  

What is your favorite QCSO memory? Our first rehearsal for Mahler Symphony no. 2, when I felt the power the QCSO could bring to the music. The energy onstage was incredible!

What is a fact about you that our QCSO audiences might find surprising? I used to spend free wekends racing my car on the track, both autocross and rallycross. 

Away from the orchestra, where might the QCSO audience find you?  Outside of performing or attending concerts, you'd find me around my home in Chicago cooking with friends or spending time at Lake Michigan.