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