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Annual Spring Flute Fling on Saturday

PERU — Music Suite 408 announces the 23rd annual Spring Flute Fling, under the direction of Sue Gillio and Kaitlin Teater, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zion United Church of Christ, Sixth and Grant streets, Peru. Flutists of all ages from the Illinois Valley and surrounding communities will be represented.

Music Suite 408 eighth-grade graduates are Joannah Cisneros, Mikayla Ferguson, Olivia Lawley and Marina Mitchell. Twelfth-grade graduates are Maggie Ferguson, Adriana Molina and Lauren Thompson. Pieces by Jonathan Cohen, Karl Jenkins and others will be performed, including “Jupiter” from the Planets by Gustav Holst featuring the Illinois Valley Flute Ensemble.

The following flutists will perform: Catherine Engels, Emily Ernat, Emily Ficek, Rachel Haas and Kathryn Henry of LaSalle; Sydney Atkinson, Karleen Camenisch, Margaret Covert, Maggie Ferguson, Sue Johnson, Jenna Laier, Marina Mitchell and Tara Pederson of Peru; Joannah Cisneros, Julie Pleskovitch, Katie Turri and Jessica Znaniecki of Oglesby; Austin Beyer, Sophia Flavin, Tony Grunstad and Lauren Thompson of Ottawa; Lois Croasdale of Spring Valley; Adriana Molina and Janell Swartz of Streator; Eileen Hagenbuch of Utica; Jan Hoge of Wenona; Danielle Jameson of Earlville; Olivia Lawley of Granville; Kendra Olson of Seneca; and Donna Robinson of Varna.

For more information, contact Sue Gillio at 815-223-4408. This event is free and open to the public.

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