Navia__SchaibleGabriel Navia and Diana Schaible will bring their guitar and flute duo to the Great Room of the Arizona Senior Academy at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (June 4). A varied program will be offered, beginning with the music of Franz Schubert from the early 19th Century through the French romantic/modernism of Jacques Ibert and concluding with the Brazilian composer Guarnieri, who lived from 1907 until 1993.

Gabriel Navia holds a master’s degree in guitar performance from the University of Arizona and is currently pursuing a doctorate in music theory there. He has served as a graduate teaching assistant for the guitar and theory departments since 2009 and is conductor and artistic director of the Tucson Guitar Society Orchestra. The winner of several awards both in this country and in Brazil, he has already appeared with a number of important orchestras and ensembles.

Diana Schaible did her undergraduate work in music at the University of Idaho where she was principal flute in the university orchestra and played in the flute choir, the jazz choir, the guitar ensemble and the university marching band. In addition to flute, she also studied classical guitar at Idaho. She recently received her master’s degree in Flute Performance at the University of Arizona where she held a teaching assistantship in the Graduate Wind Quintet.

Navia and Schaible have scheduled the Schubert “Arpeggione Sonata” as well as Camargo Guarnieri’s “Valsa” for this appearance. The concert will conclude with Jacques Ibert’s “Paraboles.”

Submitted by Donald J. Behnke, Academy Village Volunteer

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Guitar and Flute Concert: June 2013
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