Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, The Arizona Senior Academy Building
Skyline Flutes – a quartet of flute players including Jerry Ervin, Sandy Schwoebel, Fran Moskovitz, and Jeneanne Rabon – return once again to the Arizona Senior Academy to extend this year’s Mother’s Day celebration with a program of music honoring women. Formed in 2009, this popular ensemble performs on flute, piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute. This will be their tenth appearance at the ASA.
The quartet’s selections for the concert include pieces by familiar composers such as Handel, Mendelssohn, John Philip Sousa, and Duke Ellington, as well as less familiar names such as Eric Ewazen, Lennie Niehaus, Catherine McMichael, and Erroll Garner.
Jerry Ervin began playing flute at age 9, attended Tucson schools and the University of Arizona, where he played in the UA Band and with the Tucson Pops Orchestra. After retiring as professor of Russian at Ohio State University, he returned to Tucson and founded Skyline Flutes.
Sandy Schwoebel grew up near Philadelphia, and also began playing flute at age 9, going on to earn bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in flute performance. She teaches flute at Pima Community College and freelances regularly with local and regional ensembles.
Also a Philadelphia native, Fran Moskovitz earned her master of music from Stony Brook University. She is principal flute with the Tucson Civic Orchestra and co-principal with the Arizona Symphonic Winds, as well as participating in other ensembles.
Jeneanne Rabon earned a degree in music from Arizona State University and continued studying flute while she earned a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Arizona. She plays with the Arizona Symphonic Winds and is a piccoloist with the Sierra Vista Orchestra.
Written by Nancy Green, Academy Village Volunteer