Skyline Flutes members are (from left) Fran Moskovitz, Gerard Ervin, Sandra Schwoebel, and Christine Harper.
Skyline Flutes members are (from left) Fran Moskovitz, Gerard Ervin, Sandra Schwoebel, and Christine Harper.

Skyline Flutes is a Tucson-based ensemble of four musicians who perform on flute, piccolo, and alto and bass flutes. The members of the ensemble are Gerard Ervin, Christine Harper, Fran Moskovitz and Sandra Schwoebel.

Formed in 2008, the group offers concerts as well as music for weddings, receptions, parties and other special events.  Their repertoire includes pieces written specifically for flute quartet as well as transcriptions of familiar light classics from composers such as Pachelbel, Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart and Ravel.  Tunes by Gershwin, Berlin, Sousa, Ellington, Joplin and others are additional audience favorites.

Among the pieces planned are “Spring” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”; “Arcadie,” an original flute quartet based on Greek Mythology, by French composer Marc Berthomieu; “Rose Cottage” from “A Gaelic Offering,” by Catherine McMichael; the world premiere of “Scenes from a Desert Garden,” a four-movement piece by Tucsonan Jay Vosk, and “Nelsinho,” by Julien Chirol.

The group has been invited to perform at the annual meeting of the National Flute Association in San Diego this August.

Written by Janet Kerans, Academy Village Volunteer

More Info on attending an event
Academy Village is an active-adult community located off Old Spanish Trail six miles southeast of Saguaro National Park East. Its residents support the Arizona Senior Academy, a non-profit charitable organization whose mission includes offering free concerts and lectures to the public.

These events are held in the Great Room of The ASA Building adjacent to the Academy Village Community Center. Due to the popularity of cultural events, non-residents who wish to ensure priority seating are advised to make reservations by email at info@arizonasenioracademy.org or by phone at (520) 647-0980. To learn more about the Academy, go to www.asa-tucson.org.

Parking for visitors is in the lot behind the Community Center. All parking spaces in front of the Academy building are reserved.

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