Christine Harper & Christine Vivona
Christine Harper & Christine Vivona

The “Two Christines” bring their flute-harp duo to the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday (June 17) at 11:30 a.m., performing works by Ravel, Debussy and Piazzolla, along with lesser known composers Vittorio Monti, Joachim Andersen, Jacques Casterede and Benjamin Godard.

Flutist Christine Harper and harpist Christine Vivona have delighted Tucson audiences with their exquisite sound, playing pieces originally written for flute and harp as well as transcriptions of works written for other instruments.  Their repertoire is drawn from classical, jazz, Broadway, celtic and contemporary selections.

Christine Vivona received a Master of Music from the prestigious Juilliard School and a Doctorate in Harp Performance from the University of Arizona. She is principal harp for the Tucson Chamber Artists and harp II with the Tucson Symphony.

She is in demand as a recording artist both as soloist and accompanist. Her own CDs, “Radiance” and “Red Hot and Blue,” receive international airtime on both classical and jazz radio.

Christine Harper has served as principal flute with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra since 1999.  She studied piano and flute as a child and later earned a bachelor’s degree in both instruments from Indiana University in Bloomington.  She holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Arizona, where she was principal flutist with the Arizona Symphony.

Harper received great acclaim for her concerto performances with the Southern Arizona Symphony in 2009, 2007 and 2005, and has appeared at multiple National Flute Association Conventions both as performer and lecturer.

Both Christines maintain private teaching studios in Tucson and can be heard performing in a variety of venues around town.

Submitted by Leslie Nitzberg, Academy Village Volunteer

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‘Two Christines’ Return for Flute-Harp Recital: June 2014
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