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The Third Prime in Concert

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What is Third Prime? This question puzzled five bright artists (Christine Harper, flute, Paulo Sudhaus, oboe, John Spence, bassoon, Dominic Livigni, clarinet, and Gregory Helseth, horn) from Tucson as they started their journey together in March of 2015. As fellow musicians with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, they bumped into each other and the initial spark was ignited. They gathered their knowledge, experience, and talents and set on a path to explore the realms of chamber music. Once rehearsals started, these musicians were fueled by their love of music, friendship, and a common goal to make the best music and share it with others. But what is Third Prime? In a few words, Third Prime is the celebration of music in its many forms packed in a portable quintet format (and if you haven't guessed it, in mathematics, the third prime number is 5).

Christine Harper began her musical studies at age nine on piano and flute. She holds a bachelor's degree in both instruments from Indiana University in Bloomington, and a Master of Music degree in flute performance from The University of Arizona. International performances include Opera festivals in Oaxaca, Mexico, Brazil and a tour of China with the Southern Arizona Symphony. Christine also performs with The Christines flute and harp duo, The Mid-Columbia Symphony and and maintains a private teaching studio.

Paulo Sudhaus, oboe, started his musical journey in his native country of Brazil at a very young age playing the recorder. He switched to the oboe when he was fourteen, and has played since then with several chamber ensembles and orchestras in Brazil and in the U.S..

Paulo earned a bachelor’s degree in oboe performance from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, and a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul. In the pursuit of higher achievements, Paulo came to the United States and earned a Master of Music degree in oboe performance from the University of Georgia, and a PhD degree in educational psychology from the University of Arizona. Paulo teaches psychology, anthropology, and education courses at Pima Community College. In his spare time, he enjoys collecting and playing different musical instruments.

Bassoonist John Spence, a native of Tucson, started playing bassoon in the sixth grade. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in bassoon performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.

John has played with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Catalina Chamber Orchestra, Sierra Vista Symphony, and is currently principal bassoonist with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra. He has studied with K. David Van Hoesen, Alexander Heller, and Robert Thompson.

In his spare time, John enjoys cooking (grilling and baking pizzas), bowling, and traveling, He is married and has two sons.

A 5th-generation Tucsonan, clarinetist Dominic Livigni received both his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Arizona under the tutelage of Jerry Kirkbride.

Dominic has performed with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Symphony, The Catalina Chamber Orchestra, and the Tucson Repertory Orchestra. Dominic is a clarinet instructor with the Music Academy of Tucson, and is starting his 15th year as a Teaching Artist with TUSD’s Opening Minds Through the Arts (OMA) Program.

Gregory Helseth began playing Horn in his school band in 1972 and has since played in Orchestras, Bands and Chamber Ensembles across the United States, Mexico, France, Scotland, England, Germany and Brazil. His first jobs were Fourth Horn with the South Dakota Symphony, Sioux Falls, SD, and Second Horn with the Sioux City Symphony, Sioux City, IA. He then joined the Tucson Symphony in 1985 as Third Horn. In 1989 he left Arizona to play Principal Horn with the Omaha Symphony, Omaha, NE. After 13 seasons, he and his wife, Lynn, moved to Allentown, PA, where he played Principal Horn with the legendary Allentown Band, and began his career as a Freelance Hornist. In 2004 he and his wife returned to Tucson where he has been the happy stay-at-home Dad for two girls. Mr. Helseth joined the University of Arizona in 2016 as Adjunct Faculty Horn Professor, and remains busy as Principal Horn with Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln, NE, and as soloist, clinician, and on-call Hornist in Southern Arizona.

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