European & Japanese classical music concert


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Join us for evening of European and Japanese classical music from award-winning harpist Dr. Christine Vivona. Dr. Vivona studied with the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City and has held the position of second harp with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra since 1986. She frequently performs both solo and ensemble classical and jazz programs for concert series and varied venues throughout Arizona and has a teaching studio in Tucson.

Admisson: $15 members, $17 non-members, $20 at the door. RSVP 520-332-2928 or

More info at Yume Japanese Gardens is at 2130 N. Alvernon Way, just south of the Tucson Botanical Gardens, same side of the street.  And if you desire more information about all things Japanese in Tucson/Southern AZ please go to our So. AZ Japanese Cultural Coalition website (of which I am the Editor):


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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).